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Tokyo (Japan)

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  • Pictures in the News | Oct. 17, 2013

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, new students at the University of Granada medical school in Spain are pelted with food by older students during a traditional fall hazing ritual. Tokyo: Japanese businessmen contend with strong wind and rain as deadly...
  • Elizabeth Price will defend her Glasgow World Cup title on Saturday

     
    USA Gymnastics sent out a press release about the upcoming Glasgow World Cup gymnastics meet, which is scheduled for Saturday and will feature Elizabeth "Ebee" Price of Allentown Parkettes gymnastics. Here it is. GLASGOW, Scotland – Fresh off last...
  • 'We Are The Best!' On Top At Tokyo Festival

    TOKYO -- Lukas Moodysson's "We Are the Best!," a dramedy about three 13-year-old girls who start a punk band in 1982 Stockholm, was awarded the Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix at the 26th Tokyo International Film Festival on Friday. The Swedish director told the...
  • Abe visits shrine to Japanese war dead, angering neighbors, U.S.

    Abe visits shrine to Japanese war dead, angering neighbors, U.S.
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a controversial shrine to World War II dead, including 14 convicted war criminals, ignoring U.S. advice against gestures bound to strain already tense relations with neighbors China and South Korea. Abe told...
  • Japan Box Office Flat in 2013

    TOKYO - Ticket sales in Japan edged up fractionally in 2013, but total box office were down by a whisker. Attendance climbed by 0.5% to 155.9 million, according to figures released on Tuesday by the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan (Eiren)....
  • 'Grudge' Financier Entertainment Farm Files for Bankruptcy

    TOKYO -- Entertainment Farm, a Tokyo-based film financier launched in 2002, has begun bankruptcy proceedings. The amount of its corporate debt, owned to 20 business partners, stands at a reported $13 million. Under the leadership of former...
  • Los Angeles Fashion Council headed to Japan's fashion week

    Los Angeles Fashion Council headed to Japan's fashion week
    The Los Angeles Fashion Council is getting ready to take a slate of L.A.-based designers to Japan's upcoming fashion week. According to a "state of the union" announcement posted to the group's website Monday by LAFC director Kelsi Smith, a...
  • Currency Drives Nintendo's Slow Return to Profit

    HONG KONG - Japanese games maker Nintendo returned to profit in the six months to September, helped by a weak Yen, which made its consoles and software cheaper overseas. Despite that fillip, the company still struggled to sell the Wii U device...
  • Japan's SKY Perfect to launch in Indonesia

    TOKYO - Japanese satellite platform SKY Perfect JSAT plans to launch its first overseas channel, in Indonesia. Called Waku Waku Japan, it will begin broadcasts on Feb. 22 with a range of Japanese programming, including toons, sports and the hit NHK...
  • George Aratani dies at 95; L.A. philanthropist who funded Japanese American causes

    George Aratani dies at 95; L.A. philanthropist who funded Japanese American causes
    George Aratani, a Los Angeles businessman who donated millions of dollars to Japanese American causes, and with his wife endowed the nation’s first academic chair to study the World War II internment of people of Japanese descent and their efforts...
  • Frances Hashimoto dies at 69; Little Tokyo leader, mochi ice cream creator

    Frances Hashimoto dies at 69; Little Tokyo leader, mochi ice cream creator
    Frances Hashimoto, one of Little Tokyo's most influential business leaders who fought to preserve the neighborhood's Japanese cultural traditions and who invented the popular fusion dessert known as mochi ice cream, died of lung cancer Sunday at her...