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The Latest: Trump congratulates Japanese Emperor Naruhito

Oct. 22, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Japanese Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Wednesday President Donald Trump has congratulated Japanese Emperor Naruhito on his enthronement. The White House said in a statement that the president and first lady Melania Trump offer their...

Golf glance

Oct. 22, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

PGA TOUR ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Chiba, Japan. Course: Accordia Golf Narashino CC. Yardage: 7,041. Par: 70. Television: Wednesday-Thursday, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Purse: $9.75 million. Winner's share: $1,755,000. Defending champion: New event. FedEx Cup leader: Lanto Griffin....

Japanese Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

Oct. 22, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Three booming cheers of "Banzai!" rang out Tuesday at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo as Naruhito formally declared his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne as the nation's 126th emperor. As a driving autumn rain briefly gave way to sunshine and 2,000 guests looked on, Naruhito pledged at an...

World shares rise after upbeat talk on China-US trade

Oct. 22, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global stock markets were rising Tuesday, spurred by upbeat talk from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China. Investors were heartened by Trump's comment to reporters Monday that he hopes to sign a trade deal with China next month at a...

Duterte cuts short Japan trip due to 'unbearable' spine pain

Oct. 22, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is cutting short his trip to Japan due to "unbearable pain" in his spinal column caused by his fall during a motorcycle ride last week, his spokesman said Tuesday. Duterte attended Japanese Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony in Tokyo on...

Japan warns of more rain, mudslide risk in typhoon-hit areas

Oct. 21, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese weather agency warned people in Tokyo and northern Nagano that heavy rainfall Tuesday may set off flooding and mudslides, including in areas recovering from a deadly typhoon. The Japan Meteorological Agency said heavy rain was expected throughout the day, with waves and...

2014 US Open runner-up Nishikori to have right elbow surgery

Oct. 21, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

Kei Nishikori, the 2014 U.S. Open runner-up, will have season-ending surgery on his right elbow and is aiming to be ready to go for the start of 2020. Nishikori's manager, Olivier van Lindonk, wrote in an email Monday that the right-hander from Japan will have a "small procedure removing two small bone spurs" in...

Japan braces for 2 more storms after deadly typhoon

Oct. 21, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is bracing for two more storms heading its way a week after a typhoon devastated the country's central and northern regions. The Meteorological Agency said Monday that a tropical storm was off the southern coast of Japan's southwestern main island of Shikoku. It was heading northeast,...

World shares gain on upbeat comment on China-US trade talks

Oct. 21, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose after China's top trade negotiator said over the weekend that Beijing and Washington were making progress in trade talks. China's state-run Xinhua News Agency reported that Vice Premier Liu He told a conference in the southern city of Nanchang that the most recent trade...

China detains Japanese man, possibly on spying allegations

Oct. 21, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have detained a Japanese man, Japan's government said Monday, and news reports suggested he might be accused of spying. The man in his 40s has been held since September in Beijing on unspecified charges of a possible violation of Chinese law, the chief Japanese Cabinet...