The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed free agent Japanese right-hander Takumi Numata to a minor league contract.
The victory lap around Lamade Stadium never gets old for Japan, nor does the players’ ritual of scooping up some souvenir dirt near the mound after another Little League World Series triumph.
As part of a historic effort to learn more about the long-term effects of radiation, doctors in Torrance are working with local survivors of the atomic bombings of Japan in World War II.
The troops will practice an amphibious assault on San Clemente Island and conduct a mock beach invasion at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Radiation from Japan’s nuclear disaster is being looked at as one possible cause for what some experts are declaring an “unusual mortality event” after hundreds of ailing sea lion pups washed ashore in Southern California.
A plane has made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport after being struck by lightning.
Debris from last year’s deadly tsunami in Japan is washing ashore on the West Coast — and some of it may even contain human remains.
Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away — the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance.
Award-winning filmmaker Steven C. Barber is releasing a new documentary Memorial Day. “Until They Are Home”, a sequel to his “Return To Tarawa”, focuses on the search for the remains of U.S. Marines killed in the World War II battle of Tarawa.
Communities in Los Angeles and across the world are pausing to remember the devastating earthquake that rocked Japan one year ago today, killing nearly 20,000 people.
A Los Angeles businessman was so touched by a plea for American tourists to visit undamaged sections of Japan near the earthquake and tsunami zone that he is organizing a low-cost tour for fellow Angelenos .
Toyota says its U.S. sales dropped 7 percent in 2011, hurt by supply problems from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.
A Compton man is facing federal charges after trying to smuggle methamphetamine inside potato chips bags at Los Angeles International Airport.
The Women’s World Cup final has earned the highest television rating for any soccer game on an ESPN network.
Ginichi Ohira sold protected sei whale meat to The Hump in Santa Monica, which closed its doors last year after prosecutors charged the owner and chef with sales of the protected mammal.