E.U. and Japan Reach Deal to Keep ‘Flag of Free Trade Waving High’

The agreement would cover more than a quarter of the world’s economy. Leaders on both sides said it carried strategic as well as economic importance.

U.S. Marine Involved in Deadly Crash on Okinawa

Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Nicholas James-McLean had been driving under the influence of alcohol.

Fact Check: Examining Trump’s Asia Deals That He Says Are Worth Billions

Abroad this week, President Trump said he struck deals with China, Japan and South Korea — citing earlier agreements and relying on wishful thinking.

At Yokosuka, 7th Fleet’s Home Port, Worrying and Wondering, ‘Why?’

With 17 crew members dead in two accidents since June, and a tense geopolitical situation in the region, staffing and training are under review.

Japan’s Economy Grows Again, in Longest Streak in 11 Years

By JONATHAN SOBLE August 13, 2017 TOKYO — Japan’s economy grew more strongly than expected in the second quarter, extending the longest streak of uninterrupted growth in 11 years, government data showed on Monday. And the really good news: Much...

Japan’s Economy Is Growing, but Don’t Call It a Hot Streak

By JONATHAN SOBLE May 17, 2017 TOKYO — Japan’s economic engine may not exactly be roaring, but there is a definite hum in the air. The economy grew for a fifth consecutive quarter at the start of 2017, the longest stretch of growth in more than a...