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  • A broken man living on dreams pulls Japan into Syria hostage drama

    TOKYO (Reuters) - When Haruna Yukawa was captured in Syria earlier this month, a video apparently released by his captors showed them pressing the Japanese man to answer questions friends say he had struggled with for years: Who are you? Why are you here?...
  • Toyota celebrates 30th anniversary of Land Cruiser 70 with Japan rerelease [w/videos]

     
    Filed under: Classics, SUV, Truck, Japan, Videos, Toyota It's a common refrain among auto enthusiasts to bemoan the current models being sold for being overly complex and expensive and to wish that automakers would just make vehicles like the old days....
  • Hello Kitty is not a cat, plus more reveals before her L.A. tour

    Hello Kitty is not a cat, plus more reveals before her L.A. tour
    Her expressionless mug has been featured on countless toys, not to mention bowling balls, motor oil, a Fender Strat, a pricey Judith Leiber clutch, sanitary napkins and mens underwear. She's inspired a controversial song by Avril Lavigne, works of...
  • He wants forest, she wants beach; house offers both

    He wanted a contemporary in the forest. She wanted a traditional home on the water. They owned a substantial piece of Orcas Island, off the coast of Washington State, along its northern beaches that could swing either way. Uh-oh. "My Great Aunt Jean's...
  • Japan Abe aide Hamada: Could do next sales tax hike in stages

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan could soften the impact of a planned sales tax increase by raising it in stages rather than IN a single hike, an outside adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday. Koichi Hamada, professor emeritus of economics at...
  • Korean Hit-Makers to Host Seminar in Busan Market

    HONG KONG -- Film-makers behind South Korea's string of recent blockbuster hits will convene at an event to be held as part of the Busan festival's Asian Film Market. Only those whose films have exceeded 10 million ticket sales within Korea are invited...
  • Japan PM Abe sent condolences to memorial for convicted war criminals

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a condolence message to a ceremony honoring "martyrs" convicted as war criminals after World War Two, his top spokesman said on Wednesday, news that could snarl efforts to thaw chilly ties with...
  • Japan vice econmin: More caution needed on next tax hike

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government needs to be more cautious about a coming decision on raising the national sales tax than it was on the previous hike as the economy reaches a "make-or-break point," a senior government official said on Wednesday. Vice...
  • California quake warning system delayed by lack of funding

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A system to provide early warnings of earthquakes such as the one which shook California's wine country this week is planned and ready to go, but two years after the scientific work finished, the funding is still being...
  • Subaru WRX S4 gets big power bump in Japan

     
    Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Japan, Technology, Subaru, Design/Style A month after originally teasing it, Subaru is finally unveiling its WRX S4 model for Japan. It's a bit more than just a plush take on the sport sedan, because Subaru is fitting a...
  • Top seed Djokovic cruises into second round of U.S. Open

    Top seed Djokovic cruises into second round of U.S. Open
    FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Top seed Novak Djokovic beat Argentina's Diego Schwartzman in three sets Monday night in their first-round match at the U.S. Open. Djokovic started his quest for an eighth Grand Slam title with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win in the...