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Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, center, arrives aboard the U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on Oct. 18, 2015.<br>Paolo Bayas/U.S. Navy

New Godzilla film imagines a strong Japan pushing back against the US

The film has a "soft nationalism" at its core, said Mark Schilling, a film critic for the Japan Times newspaper. "There's a sense that 'we Japanese have to do this ourselves, we can't rely on the Americans to help us,' " he said.

North Korea shows no sign of wanting to talk about releasing 2 Americans

As missile launches and another nuclear test escalate tensions between the United States and North Korea, officials and analysts alike are growing increasingly concerned that the men will be held until after a new American president is elected.


MH370 wreckage hunter won't give up until mystery solved

Blaine Gibson is the first person searching for the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 who's actually found any trace of it and says he won't quit gathering clues until the mystery is solved.


Japanese war brides married the enemy, then created uniquely American lives

They are sisters and daughters of the ferocious enemy that attacked Pearl Harbor in the "day of infamy," an enemy that surrendered four years later after waves of firebombing of Japanese cities and the dropping of atomic bombs. They married men who occupied their country and came to the United States. And then? They disappeared into America.

8th Army commander: N. Korean threat changes timelines for US moves

The increasing threat from North Korea means decisions about moving U.S. forces away from the front lines and transferring operational control to the South must be driven by conditions, not timelines, the Eighth Army commander says.


Airman on Guam dies after found unresponsive on base beach

An airman temporarily assigned to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam was found unresponsive on a beach Friday and was pronounced dead later the same day at a military hospital on the island, the Air Force said.


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