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  • Japan PM's policy shift risks dangerous path: Veteran politician Ozawa

    TOKYO (Reuters) - When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe loosened the limits of Japan's pacifist constitution to drop a ban on its military fighting overseas, many experts said it was a step toward becoming a "normal country" able to do more in its own defense....
  • Korea's PiFan Lines Up Festival of Monsters and Sex Maniacs

    SEOUL -- The 17th edition of PiFan got underway Thursday in Bucheon, a far-flung suburb of western Seoul. Considering the anonymity of the destination, the Bucheon International Festival of Fantastic Film to give it its full name, has built a standout...
  • Mazda unveils 2016 Mazda2 hatchback for global market

    Mazda unveils 2016 Mazda2 hatchback for global market
    An all-new version of Mazda’s tidy 2 hatchback broke cover Thursday, giving us a look at the future of Japan’s favorite car. The 2016 model will be the fourth generation of the subcompact car in Japan, where it’s known as the Demio. It&...
  • Japan and China: Highlights tour includes airfare from LAX

    Japan and China: Highlights tour includes airfare from LAX
    If you’re willing to bundle up and don't mind the cold, Pacific Delight Tours has an airfare-included tour in December that highlights major attractions in Japan and China. The 10-day excursion begins in Tokyo, where you will have a full day to...
  • After 70 years, fallen WWII soldier to come home

    After 70 years, fallen WWII soldier to come home
    DNA tests have finally put to rest the mystery of a soldier who went missing on the island of Saipan during World War II some 70 years ago. Dog tags and remains found in August were recently identified as U.S. Army Pvt. Bernard Gavrin, who was reporting...
  • Sia Earns First Top Spot on U.S. Album Charts

    Aussie chanteuse Sia collected her first U.S. No. 1 album with by far the smallest chart-topping numbers in recent memory. The vocalist, born Sia Furler, commanded the domestic album chart as her Monkey Puzzle/RCA set "1000 Forms of Fear" moved 52,000...
  • Arvo Part, Athol Fugard among recipients of Praemium Imperiale awards

    Arvo Part, Athol Fugard among recipients of Praemium Imperiale awards
    The popular Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and the South African playwright Athol Fugard are among the recipients of the 2014 Praemium Imperiale awards, Japan's highest honors in the arts. This year's roster of winners also includes architect Steven Holl,...
  • Kerry, Hagel to visit India to push strategic ties

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - America's top diplomat and the head of its Defense Department will visit India in coming weeks seeking to revitalize a relationship the United States sees as a crucial counterbalance in Asia to an increasingly assertive China....
  • Japan manufacturers' mood points to moderate economic recovery: Reuters Tankan

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Confidence among Japanese manufacturers held steady for a second straight month in July and is seen likely to edge up, a Reuters poll found, offering further evidence of sentiment gradually recovering from April's sales tax hike....
  • Goats helping Hawk Mountain take bite out of weeds

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary hired some new workers last month and, like a lot of summer help, they are getting low wages — $1 per day. In an attempt to rid Hawk Mountain of a noxious weed called Japanese stiltgrass, the sanctuary has been leasing goats...
  • The inflation alarms are still false

    The inflation alarms are still false
    There is a point at which firmness of conviction becomes obstinacy, and there is a point at which obstinacy becomes comedy. The latter was on spectacular view the other day when a prominent inflation hawk self-destructed on national TV. Chicago-based...