| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Animals, the last few years of American cooking have taught us, have insides and floppy bits as well as the meaty parts that usually make it onto the plate, and it has become impossible to scan the menu of a certain kind of Los Angeles bistro without...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
HARBIN, China — Visitors to the newest museum in this frigid northeastern Chinese city enter through a quaint facade affixed to the modern shell of the main train station. No bigger than a 7-Eleven, the museum could easily be mistaken for a...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
TOKYO -- Sony reported a net profit of Y27.0 billion ($266 million) in the third quarter of FY2013, ending Dec. 31, 2013, compared with a loss of Y10.8 billion ($106 million) the same period the previous year.
The company also enjoyed an increase in...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:24 PM
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continued their quiet negotiations Saturday to bring an end to their nations’ World War II dispute over four Pacific islands, a disagreement that has hampered...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:04 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Angelenos have become as accustomed to waiting for a table at a restaurant as they are to sitting in traffic on the freeway. When you're in the mood for that one dish or absolutely have to try that new hot spot before your coworker does, it's something...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 6:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- The top U.S. trade official on Monday pressed Japan to open up its auto and insurance markets as he pushed for the completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
Speaking during a stop in Tokyo, U.S. Trade Representative Michael...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Japan and China have stepped up their dispute over tiny islands in the East China Sea with naval muscle-flexing and diplomatic reprimands as the potent Aug. 15 anniversary of Japan’s World War II defeat approaches.
Tokyo summoned the Chinese...