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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

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

FAA Grounds All Boeing 787s Following Latest Glitch

Japan’s two biggest airlines grounded all their Boeing 787 aircraft for safety checks Wednesday after one was forced to make an emergency landing in the latest blow for the new jet.

01/16/2013

Hiroyuki Nakajima #6 of Japan for the final out of the sixth inning of the finals of the 2009 World Baseball Classic on March 23, 2009 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

A’s To Sign Japanese All-Star Shortstop Nakajima

Two people with knowledge of the negotiations say the Oakland Athletics have agreed to sign shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima of Japan’s Seibu Lions.

12/17/2012

Fishing boats crash into one another as tsunami surges from Japan earthquake slam into the harbor, Crescent City

Crescent City Building A ‘Tsunami-Resistant’ Port

Officials are spending $54 million to build the West Coast’s first harbor able to withstand the kind of tsunami expected to hit once every 50 years – the same kind that hit in 2011.

11/22/2012

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Man Arrested After Swallowing 100 Cocaine-Filled Pellets Before Flight From SFO

A man was arrested by Customs agents at San Francisco International Airport after swallowing 100 pellets filled with cocaine.

10/30/2012

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Toyota Widens Global Sales Lead Over General Motors

Toyota has widened its global sales lead over General Motors because its factories have recovered from last year’s earthquake.

10/26/2012

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