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  • Film Review: 'Our Family'

    A harder-hitting companion piece to Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Tokyo Sonata" that might well have been titled "Tokyo Requiem," "Our Family" depicts a Japanese household imploding under the strains of a crumbling economy. Yuya Ishii's first serious drama in a...
  • China seizes Japanese ship in case that stretches back to the '30s

    BEIJING – In a fresh reminder of the unresolved wartime grievances between China and Japan, authorities in Shanghai have seized a Japanese ship over claims dating back to the 1930s. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines said Monday that one of its iron ore...
  • Obama begins Asia tour with informal sushi diplomacy in Tokyo

    TOKYO -- President Obama arrived here Wednesday to begin an eight-day tour of Asian allies designed to assure leaders that they have a strong U.S. backup at a time of rising tensions in the region. Obama went directly to his task after landing in Tokyo,...
  • U.S.-Japan squabble over beef threatens Trans-Pacific Partnership

    WASHINGTON — After more than four years and 20 rounds of negotiations, the world's biggest free-trade deal in a generation has come down in good part to this: the United States and Japan squabbling over beef. With President Obama due to arrive...
  • Tokyo Disney Parks Claim 600 Millionth Visitor

    TOKYO -- Disney's theme parks in the Tokyo area - Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea - recorded their 600 millionth visitor last weekend, according to park officials. The lucky visitor, Yumi Sakai, and her family walked through the park gates on...
  • Architect Shigeru Ban, known for disaster relief, wins Pritzker Prize

    Architect Shigeru Ban, known for disaster relief, wins Pritzker Prize
    For the third time in five years, the Pritzker Prize is going to a Japanese architect. Shigeru Ban, a 56-year-old architect born in Tokyo, was named the winner of his profession’s top honor on Monday. Yet Ban’s architecture is markedly...
  • 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...
  • Hundreds of Anne Frank books defaced in Tokyo libraries

    Hundreds of Anne Frank books defaced in Tokyo libraries
    Vandals have been systematically defacing copies of books by and about Anne Frank in public libraries in Tokyo, according to Japanese media reports Friday. More than 250 copies Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" and other books about the Dutch...
  • Sony CEO: 'I'm Not Entertaining Even the Notion of Selling Our Entertainment Assets'

    Kazuo Hirai has circumnavigated the globe 12 times since becoming CEO of Sony Corp. in 2012, but he's about to embark on what could be his most entertaining voyage yet: to the Academy Awards. The 53-year-old executive, known to all as Kaz, is quick to...
  • Beleaguered Mt. Gox opens call center to answer bitcoin questions

    Add this to the list of most unpleasant jobs on the planet: Working in the call center that Mt. Gox has set up to answer bitcoin questions. Once the largest bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox said last week it was filing for bankruptcy protection after revealing...
  • Three years later, the lessons of Fukushima are uglier than ever

    Three years ago--2:49 p.m. March 11, 2011, Tokyo time, or late on the night of March 10 in continental U.S. time zones--what may be history's worst, most enduring nuclear power plant disaster began in Japan. It's a baleful anniversary that bears object...