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Japanese Tourists Label Golden Gate Bridge Among ‘Most Overrated’ U.S. Attractions

The skyscraping span that is synonymous with San Francisco has apparently been a real letdown for many visitors from across the Pacific.

02/27/2014

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Credit: DigitalGlobe)

UC Berkeley Researchers Study Kelp For Possible Radiation From Japan Fukushima Plant

The project “Kelp Watch 2014″ hopes to determine the extent of radioactive contamination of the state’s kelp forest from the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in 2011.

02/06/2014

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Credit: DigitalGlobe)

Internet Postings Stoke Bay Area Fears Of Nuclear Radiation Fallout From Japan Fukushima Disaster

The fears of fallout from the Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plan disaster are spiraling on the Internet and in the Bay Area.

01/31/2014

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Japanese Airline Increases Dreamliner San Jose To Tokyo Flights

Non-stop service between San Jose and Tokyo that just resumed in June began daily departures Wednesday, two months ahead of schedule.

07/10/2013

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Tokyo Dreamliner Flights Return To Mineta San Jose Airport

All Nippon Airways Dreamliner flights to Tokyo return to San Jose’s airport this Saturday after the FAA grounded the fleet of 787s in January for their faulty batteries.

05/30/2013

Japanese Vice Consul Yoshiaki Nagaya is accused of felony assault and domestic violence against his wife. (San Mateo County Sheriff)

Japanese Diplomat Living In San Bruno Sentenced For Domestic Abuse

A San Francisco-based Japanese diplomat who pleaded no contest to domestic violence charges was ordered Monday to serve a year in jail.

03/18/2013

Alex Rios #51 of Puerto Rico is greeted by Mike Aviles #14 and the rest of the Puerto Rico team after he hit a two run home run that scored Aviles in the seventh inning of their game against Japan in the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic at AT&T Park on March 17, 2013 in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Puerto Rico Eliminates Defending Champ Japan In WBC Semifinal At AT&T Park

Even with a roster devoid of major leaguers and a mere six months to prepare his club, Japan manager Koji Yamamoto still felt immense pressure to continue his country’s dominance in the World Baseball Classic.

03/18/2013

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Conservation Group Claims Google Helping Fuel Illegal Ivory Trade Abroad

A conservation group claims that Google has something in common with illicit ivory traders in China and Thailand: It says the Internet search giant is helping to fuel a dramatic surge in ivory demand.

03/05/2013

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivered to ANA lands at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, September 27, 2011. (Boeing)

ANA Cancels Boeing 787 Flights To San Jose Through Mid-February

All-Nippon Airways has canceled until Feb. 18 all flights to Tokyo from Mineta San Jose International Airport as it continues to ground its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in the United States and Japan.

01/28/2013

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivered to ANA lands at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, September 27, 2011. (Boeing)

All-Nippon Flights From San Jose To Tokyo Cancelled Over 787 Grounding

All-Nippon Airways has cancelled flights to Tokyo via Mineta San Jose International Airport through early next week to comply with an FAA order grounding Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in the United States, an airport spokeswoman said.

01/22/2013

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