US skier Kyle Smaine killed in avalanche in Japan

(NEW YORK) -- Kyle Smaine, a U.S. professional skier who was the halfpipe gold medalist in the 2015 world championships, died Sunday in an avalanche in Japan, according to his wife and a fellow skier who was also caught in the snow.Smaine, 31, was... Read More.

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

(NEW YORK, TOKYO and SEOUL) -- North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan early on Tuesday morning, the Japanese Ministry of Defense said.South Korea and the U.S. conducted a joint strike package flight and precision bombing drill in response to the ballistic missile... Read More.

Strong earthquake felt in Japan, tsunami threat issued

(NEW YORK) -- A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Japan late Wednesday, triggering a tsunami threat and leaving more than 2 million households without electricity, officials said.Preliminary reports put it at a 7.3 magnitude. The earthquake occurred just off the coast from... Read More.

USS Ralph Johnson Departs From Everett to Japan

While Naval Station Everett welcomed the USS John Paul Jones to Everett on August 23, 2021; Wednesday, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) departed Naval Station Everett to join the Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Yokosuka, Japan.The USS Ralph Johnson... Read More.