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Tokyo (Japan)

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  • 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...
  • Sam Jameson dies at 76; former longtime L.A. Times correspondent

    Sam Jameson dies at 76; former longtime L.A. Times correspondent
    Sam Jameson, a former longtime Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent with a deep knowledge of and close personal affinity for Japan, his professional and personal base for half a century, died Friday at a Tokyo hospital. He was 76. The cause of...
  • Donald Richie dies at 88; interpreted Japan for the West

    Donald Richie, an American expatriate in Japan who became that country's preeminent Western interpreter, explaining its culture — from cinema to Zen to tattoos — in books and essays that illuminated the author's psyche as much as that of his...
  • 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...
  • Sharp confesses 'material doubt' about its survival chances

    Sharp confesses 'material doubt' about its survival chances
    Sharp Corp., once a titan among Japanese electronics manufacturers, now isn’t sure it’ll be able to crawl out of a financial pit made deeper by ruthless competition and relentless losses. Reporting yet another round of dismal earnings, the...
  • Russia, Japan renew quest for elusive WWII peace treaty

    World War II lingers for Russia and Japan. Nearly 68 years after the fighting ended, the two Asian powers have yet to sign a peace treaty. That could change now that the leaders of both countries have solid nationalist credentials and could pull off...
  • Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection

    Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection
    NAGASAKI, Japan — On my first trip to Nagasaki, just out of college, I knew what most of the world knows: An atomic bomb fell here on Aug. 9, 1945, bringing World War II to a close. It wasn't until my second visit, more than 20 years later on a...
  • Fashion's Band of Outsiders much in demand

    Fashion's Band of Outsiders much in demand
    NEW YORK — As it gets ready to enter its 10th year, the Band of Outsiders brand has just about become the ultimate fashion insider. In June, founder and creative director Scott Sternberg presented his menswear collection in Paris for the first time...
  • Clocking in again: A Japanese take on American blue-collar

    Clocking in again: A Japanese take on American blue-collar
    The sign at the northeast corner of 1st and San Pedro streets in downtown Los Angeles is deceiving. The pink and blue neon advertises a real estate agency, but swing open the glass door and you'll encounter a tribute to a bygone era. "Heirloom" is a...
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  • Compartés' Jonathan Grahm -- the new face of chocolate?

    Compartés' Jonathan Grahm -- the new face of chocolate?
    Jonathan Grahm, the owner of Compartés Chocolatier in Brentwood, is just back from a whirlwind pre-Valentine's Day tour of Japan, where 100 Compartés pop-up shops opened for the holiday in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Hiroshima, Nagoya and Kobe. Grahm's face...