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Grace Horikiri, executive director of the Japantown Community Benefit District, says “Japantown is like a city within a city.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Grace Horikiri leads Japantown into post-pandemic future

‘The sharing of culture is what makes it special here — it’s what San Francisco is all about’

 

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin in August of 2017. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Oakland Athletics will officially open 2019 season in Tokyo against Seattle Mariners

Major League Baseball has officially announced that the Oakland Athletics will open…

 

Savannah Guthrie, left, and Hota Kotb are co-anchoring NBC's "Today" show in the wake of Matt Lauer's departure. (Courtesy NBC)

Kotb, Guthrie officially co-anchor ‘Today

Hoda Kotb has officially joined Savannah Guthrie on “Today.” In announcing Kotb’s…

 

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UPDATE: No danger anticipated for California following earthquake in Japan

UPDATE, 2:25 p.m.: The U.S. Geological Survey initially put the magnitude at 7.3…

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Journalists gather in front of Tsukui Yamayuri-en, a facility for the handicapped where a number of people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Letter foretold Japan rampage that killed 19 disabled people

SAGAMIHARA, Japan — A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage…

Journalists gather in front of Tsukui Yamayuri-en, a facility for the handicapped where a number of people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
An ambulance moves past in front of a facility for the handicapped where a number of people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack Tuesday in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP)

At least 19 killed, about 20 injured in knifing near Tokyo

TOKYO — At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded…

An ambulance moves past in front of a facility for the handicapped where a number of people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack Tuesday in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP)
President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pause during translation as they speak to media in Shima, Japan, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama, Abe heed politics of contrition on Hiroshima visit

SHIMA, Japan — Laying bare the complex politics of reconciliation and contrition,…

President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pause during translation as they speak to media in Shima, Japan, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
U.S. President Barack Obama is given flowers by Linh Tran, the ceremonial flower girl, as he arrives on Air Force One at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama looks to boost economic, security ties in Asia

HANOI, Vietnam — President Barack Obama's mission in Vietnam and Japan is…

U.S. President Barack Obama is given flowers by Linh Tran, the ceremonial flower girl, as he arrives on Air Force One at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Police officers conduct a search operation at the site of a landslide caused by an earthquake in Minamiaso, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan, on Sunday.  (Yohei Fukai/Kyodo News via AP)

US to join quake relief effort in Japan; 41 dead, 11 missing

MINAMIASO, Japan — Eleven people remained missing Sunday in southern Japan from…

Police officers conduct a search operation at the site of a landslide caused by an earthquake in Minamiaso, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan, on Sunday.  (Yohei Fukai/Kyodo News via AP)
This aerial view shows damaged houses in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan,  Friday, April 15, 2016, a day after a magnitude-6.5 earthquake. More than 100 aftershocks from Thursday night's magnitude-6.5 earthquake continued to rattle the region as businesses and residents got a fuller look at the widespread damage from the unusually strong quake, which also injured about 800 people. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP)

2nd strong quake hits southern Japan; some reported trapped

MASHIKI, Japan — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1…

This aerial view shows damaged houses in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan,  Friday, April 15, 2016, a day after a magnitude-6.5 earthquake. More than 100 aftershocks from Thursday night's magnitude-6.5 earthquake continued to rattle the region as businesses and residents got a fuller look at the widespread damage from the unusually strong quake, which also injured about 800 people. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP)
A house collapses following the earthquake in Mashiki, near Kumamoto city, southern Japan,  early Friday.  (Tomoaki Ito/Kyodo News via AP)

Strong quake kills 2, injures 45 in Japan

TOKYO — At least two people were killed and 45 injured by…

A house collapses following the earthquake in Mashiki, near Kumamoto city, southern Japan,  early Friday.  (Tomoaki Ito/Kyodo News via AP)

Japan’s new history rising

I moved to Japan for the first time in 1991, the year…

National Highway Transportation Safety Administrator Mark Rosekind, left, accompanied by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, speaks during a news conference about Takata air bags Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Japanese company fined $70 million over exploding air bags

DETROIT — U.S. auto safety regulators fined Japan's Takata Corp. $70 million…

National Highway Transportation Safety Administrator Mark Rosekind, left, accompanied by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, speaks during a news conference about Takata air bags Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, center, speaks during his meeting with leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

WASHINGTON — Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific…

In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, center, speaks during his meeting with leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
In this photo taken from video provided by Japan's Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) television network, a man, right, stands stranded in the middle of raging floodwaters before being rescued by a military helicopter in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Thursday.  (TBS TV via AP)

Rescuers search for missing after heavy rains lash Japan

JOSO, Japan — Rescue workers searched through a flooded city near Tokyo…

In this photo taken from video provided by Japan's Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) television network, a man, right, stands stranded in the middle of raging floodwaters before being rescued by a military helicopter in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Thursday.  (TBS TV via AP)
Men in traditional outfits ring a bell to mark the new time zone during a ceremony, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Dita Alangkara/AP)

North Korea celebrates new time zone, ‘Pyongyang Time’

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea now has its own time zone.…

Men in traditional outfits ring a bell to mark the new time zone during a ceremony, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Dita Alangkara/AP)
United States' Abby Wambach holds up the U.S. flag as she celebrates after the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Abby Wambach’s World Cup finale comes with coveted trophy

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach lifted American coach Jill Ellis after…

United States' Abby Wambach holds up the U.S. flag as she celebrates after the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
The United States Women's National Team celebrates with the trophy after they beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Sunday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Lloyd’s early hat trick triggers rout of Japan

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She…

The United States Women's National Team celebrates with the trophy after they beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Sunday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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First lady of Japan visits SF public elementary school

Japan first lady Akie Abe visited one of two public elementary schools…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerOn April 30
Yoshiaki Nagaya gets one year in jail

Japanese diplomat wasn't remorseful enough over wife-beating charges, judge says

The San Francisco-based Japanese diplomat who abused his wife might have received…

Yoshiaki Nagaya gets one year in jail