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  • On Kawara dies at 81; artist's works addressed passage of time

    On Kawara, the acclaimed but enigmatic Japanese artist whose body of conceptual works addressed the passage of time in detached, numerical ways, has died. He was 81. Kawara died in New York City in late June, according to his representatives at the...
  • What you should know about pearls

    What you should know about pearls
    Pearls are the perfect example of modern jewelry reinvention. They've been a feminine go-to for centuries, and the traditional, mid-20th century "Jackie O" pearl strand is trending again — but now with endless re-interpretations and much modern...
  • Japan's Amari: BOJ Kuroda said won't hesitate to adjust policy if needed

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Tuesday that Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda told cabinet ministers he will not hesitate to adjust monetary policy if risk factors lead to a change in economic forecasts. Kuroda...
  • Japan government trims economic growth estimate for this year

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government slightly lowered its growth forecast for the current fiscal year due to sluggish exports and a drop in demand after the April sales-tax hike, but the forecasts were largely in line with the Bank of Japan's projections....
  • A wealth of absorbing art exhibits in Washington

    A wealth of absorbing art exhibits in Washington
    Artistic attractions well worth wending your way to Washington for include two winning exhibits devoted to Whistler and Wyeth, as well as a fascinating show pairing Degas with Cassatt. There's a towering, even titillating, Titian, too. Conveniently,...
  • China's secretive military cracks open door for glimpse inside

    BEIJING (Reuters) - With dancing robots and smiling soldiers and to the strains of British singer George Michael, China cracked open the door on its secretive armed forces on Tuesday during Beijing's annual attempt to assuage worries about its growing...
  • McDonald's Japan says it sourced chicken nuggets from Shanghai Husi

    TOKYO (Reuters) - McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) Ltd said Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, which was shut down by local regulators over food safety concerns, had supplied about 20 percent of its Chicken McNuggets and that it had halted sales of the item on...
  • Japan PM's policy shift risks dangerous path: Veteran politician Ozawa

    TOKYO (Reuters) - When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe loosened the limits of Japan's pacifist constitution to drop a ban on its military fighting overseas, many experts said it was a step toward becoming a "normal country" able to do more in its own defense....
  • Korea's PiFan Lines Up Festival of Monsters and Sex Maniacs

    SEOUL -- The 17th edition of PiFan got underway Thursday in Bucheon, a far-flung suburb of western Seoul. Considering the anonymity of the destination, the Bucheon International Festival of Fantastic Film to give it its full name, has built a standout...
  • Mazda unveils 2016 Mazda2 hatchback for global market

    Mazda unveils 2016 Mazda2 hatchback for global market
    An all-new version of Mazda’s tidy 2 hatchback broke cover Thursday, giving us a look at the future of Japan’s favorite car. The 2016 model will be the fourth generation of the subcompact car in Japan, where it’s known as the Demio. It&...
  • Japan and China: Highlights tour includes airfare from LAX

    Japan and China: Highlights tour includes airfare from LAX
    If you’re willing to bundle up and don't mind the cold, Pacific Delight Tours has an airfare-included tour in December that highlights major attractions in Japan and China. The 10-day excursion begins in Tokyo, where you will have a full day to...