Japan and South Korea should take the lead in improving relations and the U.S. will do whatever it can to help defuse tensions between its two main Asian allies, Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy said.
President Xi Jinping’s campaign against corruption is growing into one of the broadest in China’s modern history, snaring dozens of businessmen and government officials and positioning Xi as the country’s most powerful leader in decades.
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said increased government spending offered greater reward than Federal Reserve bond purchases as authorities seek to boost growth in the world’s No. 1 economy.
Ambassador Caroline Kennedy pledged to work to quickly reduce the impact of U.S. forces in Okinawa, an island that hosts three quarters of its military facilities in Japan and where doctors once saved her father’s life.
Airline cancellations in the U.S. surged to the most since 2012’s Hurricane Sandy as a winter storm battered hub airports in New York, the nation’s biggest aviation market, and elsewhere along the East Coast.