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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 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

Fishmongers check large bluefin tunas before the first trading of the year at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists Detect Radiation In Tuna Off California Coast

The fish, which were migrate yearly from Japan, were found to have high levels of cesium.

05/29/2012

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates after hitting a two run home run with teamates Kurt Suzuki #8 and Josh Reddick #16 in the seventh inning during a MLB game against the Seattle Mariners at Tokyo Dome on March 29, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. (Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

Cespedes Leads HR Parade In A’s Win Over Seattle In Tokyo, 4-1

With his first major league home run, Yoenis Cespedes helped the Oakland Athletics gain a split of their season-opening series against the Seattle Mariners.

03/29/2012

Ichiro Suzuki

Suzuki, Mariners Edge A’s In 11 Innings In Tokyo Season Opener

Ichiro Suzuki had four hits in his return to Japan, Dustin Ackley homered and then singled in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 Wednesday night in baseball’s season-opener.

03/28/2012

(Photo: AP Images)

Crescent City Still Rebuilding After Devastating Tsunami

The town’s harbor was hit with $40 million in damages.

03/11/2012

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