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England's Toni Duggan lies on the ground after the final whistle blows in a 2-1 loss to Japan in their FIFA Women's World Cup semifinal match at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada on July 1, 2015. A late own-goal by teammate Laura Bassett put defending champion Japan into the final to face the United States.  (Photo by Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)

England Loses Women’s World Cup Semifinal In Worst Possible Way

England defender Laura Bassett was inconsolable as she lay face down on the field, sobbing. Japanese players gathered at the other end of the field in celebration — and relief.

07/02/2015

Former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter takes in a sumo wrestling bout at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka, Japan on March 19, 2015. (Photo by Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)

Sumo Stars On Meeting Derek Jeter: Who? The Catcher?

We know Derek Jeter as the legendary former captain of the Yankees. But to a pair of sumo wrestlers, he’s just another face in the crowd.

03/20/2015

Caroline Kennedy attends Grand Central Terminal 100th Anniversary Celebration at Grand Central Terminal on February 1, 2013. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy Receives Death Threats In Japan

Japanese police are investigating phone calls threatening to kill U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another American envoy, authorities said Wednesday.

03/18/2015

Former New York Yankees teammates Derek Jeter (L) and Hideki Matsui pose during a photo session after a press conference in Tokyo on March 18, 2015. Jeter and Matsui are hosting the Tomodachi Charity Baseball Game in support of children affected by the 2011 tsunami. (Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Arrives In Japan For Charity Ballgame With Matsui

Participating in the game at Tokyo Dome on Sunday will be a group of students from the Tohoku region that was devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

03/18/2015

Policemen patrol near the courthouse on Bolivar Square in Antwerp, Belgium, on Jan. 16, 2015, the day after an anti-terrorist operation. (MARCO DE SWART/AFP/Getty Images)

ISIS Demands Ransom For Japanese Hostages; Jews Across Europe Fear Attacks

The terrorists believed to be behind the attack on a satirical newspaper in Paris traveled to Yemen for training. Now, the government in that country is on the verge of collapse and ISIS is again threatening to kill hostages.

01/20/2015

Hideki Matsui speaks during an FCC press conference in Tokyo on December 17, 2014. Matsui announced he would host a charity baseball event, 'Support Our Kids,' supporting tsunami-affected children with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter.  (Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)

Matsui, Jeter Team Up For Charity Event In Japan

Hideki Matsu said the March 21 event at Tokyo Dome will support children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

12/17/2014

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How To Look Like A Local When Dining Abroad

The good folks at The Restaurant Choice cooked up these handsomely designed infographics to get you through your next international dining adventure.

04/18/2014

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California Beat Connecticut 12-1, Advances To LLWS Championship Game

California will play Japan for the World Series title on Sunday. Japan beat Mexico 3-2 earlier Saturday.

08/24/2013

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hiroki Kuroda Keeping All Offseason Options Open

Hiroki Kuroda says he doesn’t know what his future holds beyond this season.

08/14/2013

Ayako Sato (credit: NYPD)

NYPD Searching For Missing Japanese Tourist

Ayako Sato came to New York City on June 22 and checked in to the Metro Hotel at 45 West 35th Street where she stayed for a few days before checking out on June 26, police said.

07/12/2013

AmeriCares relief supplies (credit: AmeriCares)

Stories From Main Street: Stamford-Based AmeriCares Helps Those In Need Around The World

Whether it’s a tornado in Oklahoma, a tsunami in Japan, or an earthquake in Haiti, whatever the disaster is, chances are that many of the relief supplies came from a 50,000-square-foot warehouse in Stamford, Connecticut.

06/10/2013

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Surprise Reunion For Boy And His Military Mom

A U.S. Air Force doctor saving lives overseas was reunited with her 9-year-old son Tuesday – after they hadn’t seen each other since before Thanksgiving.

06/04/2013

Japanese Flag (file / credit: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

Controversy Stalls Fort Lee Comfort Women Memorial

Controversy is delaying the installation of another New Jersey memorial to Asian women forced to provide sex to Japanese soldiers during World War II.

04/05/2013

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Feds Bust Up Elaborate International Credit Card Fraud Ring That Stole Millions

The elaborate scheme involved improving fake cardholders’ credit scores, allowing the scammers to borrow more money that they never repaid, investigators said.

02/05/2013

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Reports: Yankees, Red Sox Interested In Japanese Phenom Shohei Otani

At 6-foot-4, Otani’s fastball can reach 100 mph. Sound good, Yankees fans?

10/23/2012

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