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A Maglev (magnetic levitation) train speeds during a test run on the experimental track in Tsuru, 100km west of Tokyo, on May 11, 2010. (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Train Could Travel From Baltimore to D.C. in 15 Minutes

The latest thing in travel between D.C. and Baltimore is MARC’s weekend train service, which began in early December. Japan, however, is looking to one-up that long-awaited advancement in transportation between the cities.

01/08/2014

Foreigner buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings for a third month in October, despite budget battles in Washington that shut down the government for 16 days that month. (Photo credit should read Virginie Montet/AFP/Getty Images)

US Treasury Debt To Foreign Holders Continues Increase

Foreigner buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings for a third month in October, despite budget battles in Washington that shut down the government for 16 days that month.

12/16/2013

File photo of Caroline Kennedy.  (credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Senate Panel Approves Kennedy For Japan Post

A Senate panel has approved the nomination of Caroline Kennedy to serve as U.S. ambassador to Japan.

09/30/2013

(Photo credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Caroline Kennedy Nominated As Ambassador to Japan

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he is nominating former first daughter Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Japan, offering the most famous living member of a prominent American family a new role of service to country.

07/24/2013

The military chiefs of Japan and the United States on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate closely on defense measures in order to deal with threats of missile and nuclear tests from North Korea. (Photo credit  TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

US, Japan Military Chiefs Vow Cooperative Defense Against North Korean Threats

The military chiefs of Japan and the United States on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate closely on defense measures in order to deal with threats of missile and nuclear tests from North Korea.

04/26/2013

A top U.S. military officer has told American troops based in Japan that "the best way to avoid war is to prepare for it." (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

US Military Chief Tells Troops In Japan: Avoid War By Preparing For It

A top U.S. military officer has told American troops based in Japan that “the best way to avoid war is to prepare for it.”

04/25/2013

The United States is footing more of the bill for overseas bases in Germany, Japan and South Korea even as the military reduces the number of American troops in Europe and strategically repositions forces in Asia, a congressional report says. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)

Report: US Paying Billions More For Military Bases Overseas Despite Troop Reductions

The United States is footing more of the bill for overseas bases in Germany, Japan and South Korea even as the military reduces the number of American troops in Europe and strategically repositions forces in Asia, a congressional report says.

04/17/2013

File photo of Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (credit: ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Gallup Poll: 90 Percent Of Americans Have Negative View Of Iran

Close to 90 percent of Americans have a negative view of Iran.

03/13/2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that Hollywood and video games can't be blamed for violent crimes as much as poor gun control laws. (Photo by Freddie Lee/Fox News via Getty Images)

Pelosi: Link Between Hollywood And Violent Crime Weak, Gun Laws The Real Problem

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rebuffed legislation on violent Hollywood movies and video games, instead saying that gun laws are the largest proven culprit of America’s violent crimes.

02/12/2013

National Gallery of Art. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

250-Year-Old Japanese Paintings To Be Shown In DC

A set of paintings from the 1700s owned by Japan’s royal family and considered a cultural treasure is being shown at the National Gallery.

03/26/2012

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