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  • U.S. ousted in singles during rainy Monday at Wimbledon

    LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) — Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard succeeded where Serena Williams failed as she beat Alize Cornet to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday. Frenchwoman Cornet caused a sensation on Saturday when she sent five-...
  • Abenomics picks up speed: The battle for Japan

    Abenomics picks up speed: The battle for Japan
    The arrest on May 17th of a Japanese pop star, Aska, for possessing drugs would normally have attracted little attention. Yet the tentacles of the affair reach further. Aska is an acquaintance of Yasuyuki Nambu, founder of Pasona, a temporary-staffing...
  • Troubled Takata air bag inflators shipped also to Subaru, Mitsubishi

    Troubled Takata air bag inflators shipped also to Subaru, Mitsubishi
    Takata Corp , the Japanese auto parts maker, said potentially defective air bag inflators, that could explode with too much force, were also shipped to Japanese automakers Subaru and Mitsubishi Motors Corp . Last week, seven other automakers said they...
  • LACMA kimono collection goes on display Saturday through Oct. 19

    LACMA kimono collection goes on display Saturday through Oct. 19
    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is set to open the kimono so to speak, putting 30 eye-catching versions of the traditional Japanese garment on display in the museum's Pavilion for Japanese Art. The kimonos, part of LACMA's permanent collection, are...
  • Ken Watanabe to Make Broadway Debut in 'The King and I'

    Ken Watanabe will take on the role made famous by Yul Brenner in "The King and I," the long-brewing Broadway revival of the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that will reunite helmer Bartlett Sher and star Kelli O'Hara in a 2015 production at Lincoln...
  • DVD Review: Nonsense is the point in 'The Chef, the Actor, and the Scoundrel'

    DVD Review: Nonsense is the point in 'The Chef, the Actor, and the Scoundrel'
    One of the most popular genres in Chinese language cinema in the ’80s and ’90s was mo lei tau — nonsense movies. The American equivalent, more or less, would be “Airplane”; Stephen Chow — whose “Shaolin Soccer&...
  • Rafael Nadal Stunned By Aussie Teen; Federer Advances, Sharapova Out

    WIMBLEDON — Rafael Nadal's charge toward a third Wimbledon title came to a stunning halt in the fourth round on Tuesday when he was sensationally beaten by 19-year-old Australian wildcard Nick Kyrgios, 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3. Ranked 144th in...
  • Magnitude 6.2 quake hits off Iwo Jimo, Japan: USGS

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit 84 miles (167 km) east-southeast of Iwo Jim in the Volcano Islands of Japan on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Japanese radio NHK said there was no threat of a tsunami. USGS earlier...
  • Suggests Letter Writer Give Up Car

    Regarding the letter "World Perspective on U.S. Gun Deaths" [June 14, courant.com/letters]: The letter writer wrote that Japan has fewer gun deaths than the U.S. He may be right. I strongly advise him to move to Japan and leave the rest of us alone....
  • Will Japan's 'Tsum Tsum' Characters Translate in the U.S. for Disney?

    The Tsum Tsums are coming to America. Originally launched as an app in Japan, Disney is bringing the animated characters to the U.S. through a puzzle app for English-speaking audiences, as well as a line of stackable plush toys. "Disney Tsum Tsum,"...
  • Japan industrial output rises, signals economic recovery

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's factory output rose in May after companies cut production in April to offset the impact of a national sales tax hike, underscoring views the economy will absorb the increase largely unscathed. The 0.5 percent month-on-month rise...