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  • New Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has built-in following in Japan

    New Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has built-in following in Japan
    TOKYO -- In the late 1980s, when Katsumi Suzuki was 20, he was mesmerized when he heard a recording of John F. Kennedy's inaugural address. "I heard the words 'Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country' and those...
  • 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-...
  • Japan's Abe uses Davos economic forum to warn of China militancy

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used his moment in the spotlight Wednesday at the World Economic Forum to sound an alarm over what he sees as China's rising militancy and Japan's outdated defense posture. In a speech opening the five-day annual...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Annie Awards to honor animator Katsuhiro Otomo for career achievement

    Annie Awards to honor animator Katsuhiro Otomo for career achievement
    Legendary Japanese animator Katsuhiro Otomo is known around the world for his work, particularly his groundbreaking cyberpunk action feature "Akira." But Otomo doesn't spend time watching his own films. "The truth is, I don't read or watch my own...
  • Cool Japan Brings Hot Titles to FilMart

    Japanese sellers arrived at FilMart with everything from art films aimed at the international fest circuit to big-budget commercial pics. Some are already on the buyers' radar, such as Sion Sono's highly anticipated "Tokyo Tribe," which is being repped...
  • Film Review: 'Big in Japan'

    Much like most of the songs performed by the band whose misadventures drive its wispy plot, "Big in Japan" comes off as pleasantly diverting, vaguely familiar and instantly disposable. Real-life Seattle rockers Phillip A. Peterson, David Drury and Sean...
  • Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: b.o.s. in Little Tokyo goes whole cow

    Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: b.o.s. in Little Tokyo goes whole cow
    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...
  • 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...