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  • YOLA and a musical experiment in Fukushima, Japan

    YOLA has touched down in Soma. And it is not, as might have been expected, the far side of the moon.¬† When 15 student musicians in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles arrived here Thursday, the expectation was to find...
  • AP EXPLAINS: Japan's long wait to address US Congress

    Washington honors America's closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress. But until Thursday, when House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, no Japanese leaders had been invited....
  • House speaker invites Japanese leader to address Congress

    House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) is inviting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (SHEEN-zoh AH-bay) to address a joint meeting of Congress next month. The Ohio Republican announced Thursday that Abe — who will be the first Japanese leader to...
  • Japan uses climate cash for coal plants in India, Bangladesh

    Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh, The Associated Press has found. The AP reported in...
  • China to invite foreign militaries to take part in parade

    In an unusual step, China's insular military will invite foreign armed forces to take part in a lavish military parade in Beijing this fall marking the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II, an official said Thursday. Defense Ministry...
  • L.A.-area airports add new service to Mexico City and Osaka, Japan

    L.A.-area airports add new service to Mexico City and Osaka, Japan
    Fliers at LA/Ontario International Airport will have new service to Mexico City starting April 6. Aeromexico announced Wednesday it would begin four round-trip flights a week from the Ontario airport. Outbound flights will leave ONT at 1:05 a.m. on...
  • Australia gives conditional support to China-proposed bank

    Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that he supported the proposed development of a Chinese-backed Asian regional bank as long as it was transparent and not run by a single country. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia would announce its...
  • Correction: Japan-Nuclear-Flawed Cleanup story

    In a March 24 story about flawed projects at the Fukushima nuclear plant, The Associated Press erroneously described the spending as coming from taxpayer money allocated for the plant's cleanup. It actually was part of 350 billion yen ($3 billion) paid...
  • Michiko Shiota GingeryFebruary 8, 1924 - March 11, 2015

    Michiko Shiota Gingery<br/>February 8, 1924 - March 11, 2015
    Michiko Shiota Gingery passed away at Keiro Retirement Home in Los Angeles, California on March 11, 2015 of natural causes. She was 91. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She graduated from Shoin Girl's High School in Osaka, received an RN degree from St....
  • On Theater: 'Fish' not quite ready to be consumed

    On Theater: 'Fish' not quite ready to be consumed
    If you're a connoisseur of Japanese seafood, particularly sushi, you might find South Coast Repertory's latest world premiere somewhat tasty, once you get beyond the ennui created by the meticulous preparation of fish as a theatrical device. It's called...
  • Okinawa orders halt to work related to US base relocation

    The governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa ordered a Defense Ministry branch to suspend all work in the area where a key U.S. military air base is to be relocated, in a growing confrontation between the island and the central government....