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  • Izakaya Mita brings binchotan and more to Bucktown

    Izakaya Mita brings binchotan and more to Bucktown
    Izakaya Mita brings the true spirit of Japanese izakayas to a Bucktown storefront. Mini-review: Izakaya Mita 1960 N. Damen Ave. 773-799-8677 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start The jury is out on whether Jay Cutler is going to get his act...
  • Islamic State deadline for killing Japanese hostages passes with no word

    As the mother of one of two Japanese men held by Islamic State militants begged for his release Friday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration said Britain and Australia had agreed to help try to secure the hostages’ freedom. In a...
  • Japan mourns Goto as caring and courageous reporter

    Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, it was the story of the vulnerable, the children and the poor that drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto. The news of his killing in a video purportedly by Islamic State...
  • Video purports to show Islamic State beheading Japanese journalist

    Video purports to show Islamic State beheading Japanese journalist
    Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. The video posted on militant websites late Saturday Middle East time ended days of...
  • Japan says it's looking at all possible ways to free hostages

    Japan says it's looking at all possible ways to free hostages
    Japan said Thursday it was considering all possible ways to gain the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two people with contacts there offered to try to negotiate. The Islamic State group, in a video message seen Tuesday, said...
  • Netflix plans to expand to Japan this fall in Asian market debut

    Netflix plans to expand to Japan this fall in Asian market debut
    Buoyed by recent better-than-expected subscriber growth, Netflix announced Wednesday that it would expand to Japan this fall. It will be the movie streaming company’s first foray into the Asian market. “With its rich culture and celebrated...
  • New law to require workaholic Japanese to take days off without worrying about resentment

    College-educated and gainfully employed 36-year-old Eriko Sekiguchi should be a sought-after friend or date, planning nights on the town and faraway resort vacations. But she works in Japan, a nation where workaholic habits die hard. Often toiling 14...
  • Japanese hostages took different routes to Syrian war zone

    One is an independent journalist who traveled to the Middle East apparently in pursuit of his next big story. The other is seemingly a man adrift, on a quest for a new life after becoming homeless in Japan. The two Japanese men threatened with death...
  • Ramen Manichi opens in Little Tokyo: black tonkotsu, gyoza, salaryman lunch

    Ramen Manichi opens in Little Tokyo: black tonkotsu, gyoza, salaryman lunch
    Sure, you can go to Torrance, Gardena or Sawtelle for excellent ramen, but there's something lovely and almost old school about slurping a bowl of the hot noodle soup in Little Tokyo. A thriving Japanese American community for well over 100 years, there...
  • Marlins land long-time leading man Ichiro for supporting role

    Marlins land long-time leading man Ichiro for supporting role
    Nothing about Ichiro Suzuki suggests "minor signing." He is a 10-time All-Star with a Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player award to accompany 10 Gold Gloves and three Silver Sluggers. Nonetheless, Suzuki – one of the game's top leading men...
  • Mother of Japanese hostage pleads for son's life as deadline nears

    The mother of a Japanese hostage believed to be in the hands of Islamic extremists made an emotional appeal for her son’s life Wednesday, hours before a deadline set by his captors was to expire. In a statement read to reporters, Junko Ishido, the...