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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...
  • The way of Zen

    The way of Zen
    A week or so ago, on my way to meet a friend in Little Tokyo, I stopped into Bunkado on 1st Street, where I found a copy of Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki’s “Zen Flesh, Zen Bones.” Bunkado is my favorite store in Little Tokyo, in part...
  • 'In Bloom' Wins Tokyo Filmex Grand Prix

    TOKYO -- "In Bloom," a coming-of-age drama by Georgian director Nana Ekvtimishvili and British director Simon Grosss, was awarded the Grand Prize at the closing ceremony of the 15th Tokyo Filmex fest, held Nov. 23-Dec. 1 in Tokyo. The pic, which...
  • Chernin Group Takes Majority Stake in Anime Website Crunchyroll

    The Chernin Group, the media company headed by former News Corp. exec Peter Chernin, announced Monday it has acquired a majority stake in anime video-streaming site Crunchyroll -- which TCG will use as an anchor to expand into different genres. Financial...
  • Biden on delicate diplomacy mission after tension with China

    Biden on delicate diplomacy mission after tension with China
    BEIJING — How to reassure Japan and South Korea that the United States will stand behind them, without inflaming the Chinese? That is the mission that stands before Vice President Joe Biden as he arrives in the region with a potential crisis...
  • Biden arrives in China amid tensions over air defense zone

    BEIJING -- Vice President Joseph Biden arrived Wednesday in Beijing, hoping to use his past acquaintance with President Xi Jinping to smooth over some major hitches in U.S.-China relations. Overshadowing their meeting has been the showdown over China&...
  • Airline passengers at front lines of dispute over China air zone

    Airline passengers at front lines of dispute over China air zone
    TOKYO -- Although she is a seasoned traveler who frequently flies the route between Tokyo and Hong Kong, Kazuyo Ito confessed to some preflight anxiety as she checked in Thursday for Japan Airlines Flight 29. "It is a little scary," said the 59-year-...
  • Record 2013 tourism in Japan despite islands spat, nuclear fallout

    Radiation contamination still afflicts large swaths of Japanese land and water nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Energy shortages mean less air-conditioning in summer and heat in the winter in major cities like Tokyo and Osaka....
  • 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...
  • Tokyo Festival to Open With 'Captain Phillips'

    TOKYO - The Tokyo International Film Festival's new organizers today promised a sense of renewal as they unveiled the Tom Hanks-starrer "Captain Phillips" as the opening film. The fact-based drama is directed by the UK's Paul Greengrass and tells two...
  • Lauren Beukes takes Rapunzel to Japan in ‘Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom’

     
    Rapunzel struggles through maternal heartache – and some truly horrifying hair days – in “Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom.” The graphic […]...