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  • Okinawa Fest Wraps With 'One Third' Taking Top Prize

    The 6th edition of the Okinawa Intl. Movie Festival announced the winners of its double-barreled Laugh and Peace competition section today at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan. The Golden Shisa Award, the fest's most important...
  • Universal Studios Japan to Open Wizarding World of Harry Potter in July

    It's turning into a very Harry Potter-filled summer for Warner Bros. and Universal. Universal Studios Japan will open its version of the "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" theme park on July 15. The expansion of the park in Orlando, which will include the...
  • Osaka Fest Rewards Philippines, Korea Titles

    HONG KONG - The Osaka Asian Film Festival in Japan wrapped on Sunday with its top prize going to "Shift" by Philippines director Siege Ledesma. The jury said that films from South Korea and The Philippines stood out, and that it had awarde the Grand...
  • Widening their circle

    Widening their circle
    The Circle of Friends Club at Laguna Beach High School had a few more friends than usual in attendance Monday. The lunchtime club, which offers students a way to interact, play games and spend time together — rather than eat alone or in insular...
  • Universal Studios Japan Receives $250m Private Equity Injection

    HONG KONG -- Universal Studios Japan, a theme park operator in Osaka, has received a $250 million financial injection from PAG, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm. According to USJ's chairman Glenn Gumpel the new cash will go towards recapitalizing...
  • Universal Studios Japan to Build New Parks in Asia

    TOKYO -- USJ Co. Ltd., which runs the Universal Studios Japan theme park near Osaka under license from NBC Universal, has revealed plans to build new parks in Japan and Asia. Among the candidate sites reported are Okinawa, northern Kyushu, Jakarta...
  • Japan politicians play 'game of chicken' over financial cliff

     
    Locked in a political standoff over a crucial budget bill, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is under mounting pressure to hasten elections -- a step likely to push his party out of power. The bill, which would allow the Japanese government to borrow more...
  • Tokyo sees steady exodus amid nuclear crisis

    Tokyo sees steady exodus amid nuclear crisis
    Marco Gutierrez was taking no chances. With radiation still leaking this weekend from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant 150 miles away, the Tokyo resident joined the legions of foreigners — and a growing number of Japanese — fleeing the...
  • Next stop, Japan ... Second City extends its reach to second continent

    Next stop, Japan ... Second City extends its reach to second continent
    In its first formal move outside North America, The Second City is joining with Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd., one of Japan's largest TV producers, talent managers and entertainment companies, in a new joint venture that aims to introduce the improv-based...
  • Harry Potter heads to Universal Studios Japan

     
    Universal Studios Japan on Thursday will unveil plans to build the first international version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the blockbuster attraction that has drawn millions of fans to Universal’s Orlando resort and is coming to Los...
  • List of top music fests from Cheapflights.com

     
    It's too late to catch this year's Coachella Festival, but there are plenty of other options on this list complied by www.Cheapflights.com. They also would want you to check out their site for affordable airfare, if you decide to go check out the music....