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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

Toyota Prius 2011

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

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 Faces Domestic Violence Trial

33-year-old Yoshiaki Nagaya will stand trial on 12 felony assault and domestic violence charges. He has pleaded not guilty in the case.

09/14/2012

Debris and destroyed fishing boats following the 2011 Japan quake. (KCBS)

KCBS Cover Story: Rebuilding A Japanese Fishing Village After Last Year’s Devastating Tsunami

The Japanese government estimates that 1.5 million tons of debris from last year’s tsunami remains in the ocean, with some of it possibly washing onto West Coast shores over the next several years.

08/10/2012

Devastation in town destroyed by tsunami (KCBS)

KCBS Cover Story: Japan Recovering From Deadly Earthquake And Tsunami

In this KCBS Cover Story, reporter Holly Quan visits Minamisanriku, a city still trying to recover from last year’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

08/09/2012

Union Square

Mayor Lee Welcomes Japanese Clothier To San Francisco’s Union Square

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee welcomed a global Japanese clothing retailer, set to open a Union Square flagship store this fall and provide the city with 500 full and part-time jobs.

07/27/2012

California High-Speed Rail

UC Study Raises Questions About California High-Speed Rail

A new study casts doubt on whether the benefits of California high-speed rail will include the creation of 400,000 permanent jobs promised by boosters of the bullet trains.

07/13/2012

Darrin Moffet says he found this crate on the Sonoma Coast. (CBS)

Sonoma Man Thinks Coastal Find Drifted From Japan’s Tsunami

Darrin Moffet of Windsor regularly goes looking for shells to make jewelry off the Sonoma Coast and recently made an interesting discovery.

07/12/2012

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