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  • Q&A with 'The Phenomenal' AJ Styles, who wrestles in Baltimore on Saturday

    Q&A with 'The Phenomenal' AJ Styles, who wrestles in Baltimore on Saturday
    A few months ago, AJ Styles left TNA and started wrestling again for Ring of Honor. With Ring of Honor's "Second To None" coming to Baltimore on Saturday, I had a chance to speak to him about his return to ROH, his thoughts on TNA, as well as what we...
  • Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox says 'no prospects' for restart of business

    Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox says 'no prospects' for restart of business
    Mt. Gox, the online bitcoin exchange that shuttered in February, said Wednesday that a Japanese court had dismissed its request for a civil rehabilitation proceeding, similar to a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.  As a result, the bitcoin exchange said...
  • Best Translated Book Awards finalists announced

    Best Translated Book Awards finalists announced
    Translating a book is arduous and notoriously low-paid work. It's a labor of love for most. With a few blockbuster exceptions (think Gabriel García Márquez or Haruki Murakami) publishers don't make much, if any money from the translated titles they offer....
  • Tokyo Disney Parks Claim 600 Millionth Visitor

    TOKYO -- Disney's theme parks in the Tokyo area - Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea - recorded their 600 millionth visitor last weekend, according to park officials. The lucky visitor, Yumi Sakai, and her family walked through the park gates on...
  • 'Frozen' Outlasts 'Eternal' at Japan Box Office

    TOKYO -- "Frozen" won its fifth straight weekend at the Japanese box office, earning $8.25 million on April 12-13, a drop of only 1% from the weekend before. In the 31 days since its release, the pic's cume has climbed to $90 million on 7.56 million...
  • Japan PM talks with BOJ chief, does not push for easing

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday but did not pressure the central bank chief to ease policy, curbing speculation that the BOJ might take more aggressive action this month. Over lunch, Abe...
  • Japan PM Abe did not request additional BOJ easing -spokesman

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not ask for additional monetary easing from the Bank of Japan when he met central bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, the country's top government spokesman said on Tuesday. Chief Cabinet Secretary...
  • China denies naval snub for Japan over fleet review

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's navy on Tuesday denied, in a roundabout way, that it snubbed Japan by not inviting it to join in a naval fleet review as part of an international symposium, saying the two events had never been linked in the first place. U.S....
  • Fuji Heavy plans factory to make Boeing 777X wing boxes: Nikkei

    (Reuters) - Japan's Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd plans to open a plant as early as next year to build wing boxes for Boeing Co's 777X passenger jet, the Nikkei reported. Fuji Heavy, which makes Subaru cars, will likely spend more than 10 billion yen ($98...
  • Fund established for Vernon Hills girl who survived crash that killed family

    Fund established for Vernon Hills girl who survived crash that killed family
    Rinka Hirayama was a cheerful 9-year-old before the accident that took the lives of her parents and brother — and she still is, those who know her say. Rinka suffered a broken arm and internal bleeding in the crash that killed the rest of her...
  • Japanese Internet firms offer something new: high returns

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Some Japanese Internet companies are getting a boost from foreign investors as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushes for an elusive strength his country's firms are not known for - high returns. Overseas long-term investors were already...