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  • Federal judge upholds 'comfort women' statue in Glendale park

    Federal judge upholds 'comfort women' statue in Glendale park
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Glendale that sought the removal of a controversial statue installed in a city park to honor women coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The statue's...
  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Tops Foreign Box Office, 'Apes' Passes $500 Million

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" blasted past the competition at the foreign box office last weekend, scoring $40.1 million across 50 markets, according to studio estimates and data compiled by Rentrak. The Marvel film has now made $313.2 million after ten days...
  • As Japan marks WWII surrender, Abe avoids controversial shrine

    As Japan marks WWII surrender, Abe avoids controversial shrine
    Two Japanese Cabinet members and a group of lawmakers marked the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II on Friday by visiting a Tokyo shrine that China and South Korea regard as a totem to Japan’s militarist past. But Prime...
  • Roche to offer $10 billion for rest of Chugai: Bloomberg

    (Reuters) - Roche Holding AG is in talks to buy the almost 40 percent stake in Japan's Chugai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd that it does not already own for about $10 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. A spokeswoman for Roche...
  • Japan suffers biggest economic slump since 2011 quake as tax hike bites

    TOKYO (Reuters) - A sales tax hike last quarter drove Japan's economy into its biggest contraction since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Cabinet Office data showed on Wednesday, keeping policymakers under pressure to expand fiscal and monetary...
  • Guillermo del Toro, Hideo Kojima team up for new ‘Silent Hill’ game

     
    Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and “Metal Gear Solid” creator Hideo Kojima will join forces for a return trip to Silent […]...
  • Japan PM: will do everything to ensure economic growth gets back on track - Jiji

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he will make every effort to get economic growth back on track, according to the Jiji news service. Japan suffered its biggest economic contraction since the devastating March 2011...
  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over comfort-women statue

    Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over comfort-women statue
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Glendale that sought the removal of a controversial statue installed in a city park to honor women coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The statue’s...
  • Kristen Stewart, Adam Sandler, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies Headed to Toronto Film Fest

    By Steve Pond LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival will spotlight films featuring Kristen Stewart as an actress' personal assistant, Dustin Hoffman as a choir teacher, John Travolta as an art forger, Adam Sandler as...
  • China says opposes Japan PM's offering to war dead shrine

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it "resolutely opposes" Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's offering to a Tokyo shrine to war dead. In a statement on the ministry's website, spokeswoman Hua Chunying urged Japan to...
  • Japan PM sends offering to war dead shrine, angers China and South Korea

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday sent a ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine to war dead, triggering angry criticism from China and South Korea despite his decision not to visit the shrine in person as he seeks a Sino-Japanese...