Abe asks Obama to investigate alleged U.S. spying

TOKYO — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked U.S. President Barack Obama on Aug. 26 to investigate alleged spying on high-level Japanese government and corporate officials, after anti-secrecy Website WikiLeaks disclosed last month a list of Japanese targets by a U.S. eavesdropping agency. During their 40-minute telephone conversation, held at the request of Washington, Obama apologized […]

Koreans overcome ethnic divide to aid quake-hit Japanese

KYOTO (Kyodo) — Pro-Pyongyang Korean residents of Japan, a target of ethnic and political prejudice in society, have been offering help to distraught Japanese victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Leading members of the minority group say they are bound by a common sense of mission to save people’s lives regardless of ethnic […]