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Sydney Leroux #2 of the United States of America holds the World Cup Trophy after their 5-2 win over Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final at BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

USA Beats Japan, Wins Women’s World Cup

After reeling off four early goals, the USA maintained their lead and beat defending champion Japan 5-2 to win the Women’s World Cup on Sunday.


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie. (Photo credit JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan’s Prime Minister’s Visit An Effort Toward Cultural Understanding

Japan’s prime minister begins his second day of a U.S. visit with a stop at the Boston Marathon finish line.


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C), accompanied by his wife Akie (R), wave as they depart for the United States for a week-long official visit at the Tokyo International Airport on April 26, 2015. Abe will have talks with President Barack Obama and will make a speech to the US Congress. (PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Prime Minister Visits Newly Renovated JFK Museum

Boston is the Prime Minister’s first stop in his weeklong U.S. visit.


Shohei Otani of Japan pitches in the third inning during the 18U Baseball World Championship Group B match between Canada and Japan at Mokdong Stadium on August 31, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Farrell Intrigued By Japanese Pitcher Shohei Otani

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is in Japan for Major League Baseball’s all-star postseason tour, and is excited to see one Japanese arm in particular.


Pitcher Kenta Maeda # 20 of Japan pitches in the fifth inning during the World Baseball Classic Second Round Pool 1 game between Japan and the Netherlands at Tokyo Dome on March 10, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Report: Red Sox Scouting Japanese Pitcher Kenta Maeda

Maeda, 26, owns a career 2.45 ERA through 7 seasons in Japan’s Central League.



How To Look Like A Local When Dining Abroad

The good folks at The Restaurant Choice cooked up these handsomely designed infographics to get you through your next international dining adventure.


Kevin Youkilis (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Report: Kevin Youkilis To Play In Japan For Rakuten Golden Eagles

From beloved member of the Boston Red Sox, to Bobby Valentine-era cast-off, to injured New York Yankee, to … Japanese baseball player.


Caroline Kennedy smiles during her Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, September 19, 2013. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Caroline Kennedy: Humbled To Carry Father’s Legacy If Confirmed As Japan Ambassador

Former first daughter Caroline Kennedy said Thursday that she would be humbled to carry forward her father’s legacy if confirmed by the Senate to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan.


Honda Motor Co. emblem (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

More Than 180K Honda Vehicles Recalled For Problem With Brakes

A braking problem has prompted Honda to recall nearly a quarter of a million vehicles worldwide.


This Japan Airlines flight was stopped on a Logan Airport runway after a fuel leak was detected in January 2013. (CBS)

Japanese Probe Points To Common Cause In Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fires

The burned insides of a battery in the Boeing 787 at the center of a worldwide grounding of the aircraft indicate it operated at a voltage above its design limit, a Japanese investigator said Friday.