| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
TOKYO - Ticket sales in Japan edged up fractionally in 2013, but total box office were down by a whisker.
Attendance climbed by 0.5% to 155.9 million, according to figures released on Tuesday by the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan (Eiren)....
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Nearly a decade ago, Enrique Ramirez welcomed the opening of a light-rail station in Little Tokyo, just a quick walk from his Mexican seafood restaurant.
The Metro Gold Line station delivered a steady stream of customers to Senor Fish, especially on...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Know the nuances of making dashi? The owner of a 276-year-old dashi shop in Tokyo, Mamiko Nishiyama, will be in Los Angeles to lead a course Saturday that shows you how to make and cook with the essential Japanese stock of dried kelp and bonito....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 12:50 PM
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.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:02 PM
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....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:29 AM
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&...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:53 AM
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...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:30 PM
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.
| Nov 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
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...