Japan

Man with a hat and sunglasses next to a man looking into film camera (© AFP/Getty)

A Japanese director’s lasting influence on American cinema [video]

America’s greatest living filmmakers speak with a common theme when talking about Japan’s legendary screenwriter and director Akira Kurosawa.
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Japan through the lens of American film [video]

Here is a sampling of moments from American movies that try to capture the magic of Japan.
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In Washington, bonsai trees reflect U.S.-Japan ties

A new exhibition in Washington tells the story of Japan’s gift of 53 famed bonsai trees to the United States.

Japan’s Nujabes’ lasting influence on dance club music [video]

In the world of electronic music, the sound of the Japanese DJ/producer Nujabes has had a major impact on the dance and hip-hop scene in the U.S.
Cherry blossoms and Jefferson Memorial (© AP Images)

Japan’s much-celebrated gift blooms in Washington

Washington’s famous cherry trees are blooming again. This year marks the 105th anniversary of Japan's gift of the flowering trees to the U.S.
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (State Dept.)

Tillerson visits Japan on first trip to Asia

The alliance between Japan and the United States "is devoted to peace, prosperity and freedom in the Asia-Pacific region," Secretary Tillerson says.
Akie Abe, Shinzo Abe, Donald Trump and Melania Trump (© AP Images)

Trump and Japan’s Abe affirm ‘very crucial alliance’

President Trump and first lady Melania welcomed Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie, to Florida over the weekend.
Jim Mattis, seated (Defense Dept.)

Trump’s defense secretary: U.S. stands with South Korea and Japan

In his first trip as defense secretary, Jim Mattis underscores the U.S. commitment to Japan and South Korea and aims to strengthen mutual cooperation.