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  • Islamic State threatens to kill Japanese hostages, demands $200 million

    Islamic State threatens to kill Japanese hostages, demands $200 million
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called for the immediate release of two Japanese hostages being held by Islamic State extremists seeking a $200-million ransom. “I strongly demand that they not be harmed and that they be immediately...
  • Hostage killings highlight threat, meager options for Japan

    Hostage killings highlight threat, meager options for Japan
    The killing of two Japanese taken hostage by the Islamic State group has violently driven home the high stakes Japan faces and limited options it can muster in such circumstances. It also offers a glimpse into how Japan is struggling to handle the...
  • Japan's leader defends handling of hostage crisis

    Japan's leader defends handling of hostage crisis
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended his policy toward terrorism, as the flag at his official residence flew at half-staff Monday in a mark of mourning for two hostages killed by the Islamic State group. During a long day of parliamentary debate,...
  • Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, Jordanian pilot

    Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, Jordanian pilot
    A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as criticisms mounted Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis. Deputy...
  • World War II veterans show pride with 'Go for Broke' Rose Parade float

    In a frigid barn near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, members of the Japanese American community looked on with pride Sunday as four of five World War II veterans riding in the 126th Rose Parade each placed a flower on the "Go for Broke" float. Among the...
  • Police: Clanging pots mistaken for shots at Chicago Ridge Mall

    Police: Clanging pots mistaken for shots at Chicago Ridge Mall
    It may have sounded like gunfire, but what caused hundreds of people to scatter at Chicago Ridge Mall over the weekend was apparently the sharp clang of pots or lids at a restaurant, according to police. Chicago Ridge police Chief Robert Pyznarski said...
  • Tsunami survivors ride Rose Parade float showing U.S.-Japan friendship

    Tsunami survivors ride Rose Parade float showing U.S.-Japan friendship
    Even three years later, high school student Yui Karino can't think about Japan's 2011 tsunami without bursting into tears. The massive undersea earthquake that sent towering black waves into her town engulfed the local elementary school, carrying away her...
  • James Gibney: Jolie's 'Unbroken' tells half of Japan's war story

    In the just-released film "Unbroken," as in real life, U.S. Army Air Corps Lt. Louis Zamperini was beaten, starved and forced to work as a slave laborer by his Japanese captors. Things could have been worse. Like some other war prisoners held by the...
  • Japan readies for deadline set by Islamic State for hostages

    Japan readies for deadline set by Islamic State for hostages
    The deadline to pay a ransom for two Japanese hostages of the Islamic State group or risk their deaths loomed Friday, with no signs of progress on securing their release. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe convened his National Security Council to discuss how to...
  • 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...
  • 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...