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Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, but officials objected to the term "aggression" to describe its World War II actions.

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On the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, a Seattle teen traveled to Japan for a goodwill concert.

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Aug. 6 marks the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima's atomic bombings and one of the world's largest and oldest Japanese lantern ceremonies outside Japan.

Rainier Valley Food Bank volunteers used the Japanese Kaizen philosophy to resolve food-bank “choke points.” (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

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How the strategy of “continuous improvement” developed in Japan and perfected at Starbucks is helping feed the hungry in South Seattle.

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Kukai stays close to its Japanese roots by importing many key ingredients. The restaurant will open its third U.S. location on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.

A member of a Japanese Search and Rescue team, still looking for survivors in Unosumai, Japan six days after the earthquake. (Photo by Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock via Flickr)

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Four years after the earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan, Seattle artists and musicians are raising money to help heal psychological and social scars.

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Seattleites joined sister city Kobe, Japan in marking 20 years since the devastating 1995 earthquake.

A classroom full of students in Japan, where class sizes average around 30 students. (Photo by Shintaro Ozawa)

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What do Japan and South Korea have to say about the value of small class sizes?

Promotional material for an International Studies Abroad program in Spain reflects the demographics that dominate study abroad overall.

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The two most influential forces in my life have been writing and travel. Growing up I always wanted to see the world (any place...

(Photo by Hailey Way)

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The Seattle Art Museum's new exhibit is a study in the cultural exchange between Japan and the US through fashion. Remember doorknocker earrings, shoulder pads,...

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Most Seattleites look forward to spending their summer in the sun. But for a few UW students, being holed up in front of a...

“Gosei” depicts Laura Kina’s daughter and is one of Kina’s five pieces at the new Wing Luke Museum exhibit, Under My Skin. (Photo via laurakina.com)

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A new exhibit at the Wing Luke museum is part of a growing movement that says our identity is a personal choice, not a...

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Some people think of teaching English abroad as some kind of paid vacation, or sight-seeing with a paycheck. It’s definitely not that easy. But...

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Those porcelain cat statues aren't waving at you. They're beckoning you to Bellevue for a lesson in Japanese culture. It’s hard to take cats seriously. With...

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The worldwide grounding of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner and its battery fire put everyone's worst travel nightmare front and center. A local aerospace expert gave...

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Remember a couple years ago when GQ named Seattle one of the worst-dressed cities in the United States? Well clearly, they weren't looking in the...

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The pace at Cafe de Lion is slow — a very deliberate slow that's now as rare in Seattle as it is in Japan, where owner Daisuke...

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They do it better in Japan. They do it better in Costa Rica, in Andorra, and even in Slovenia. No, I'm not talking about sex. I’m...

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In 1942, in a fervor of wartime paranoia, President Roosevelt ordered Japanese-Americans into internment camps for the duration of WWII. The internment had an especially large...

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In 1912, Japan gave the United States a gift of 3,020 cherry blossom trees to represent the budding friendship between the two nations. In...

anime manga

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Sakura-constarted back in 1998 as a humble gathering of 313 anime and manga fans at the Doubletree Inn in Tukwila. The 14th annual gathering...