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  • Los Cabos Hosts North American Premiere of 'Words With Gods'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - MADRID - In a coup for the fast-growing Mexican Festival, November's third Los Cabos Festival will host the North American premiere of "Words With Gods." The first part of a four-feature project, "Heartbeat of the World" and a...
  • '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...
  • Japan protests Russian military drills on disputed islands

    Japan's Foreign Ministry lodged a "strong protest" Wednesday over Russian military exercises on two islands seized by the Soviet Union after World War II and claimed by both countries. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the war games on Etorofu...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Heart International To Visit FOCUS Center For Autism

    FOCUS Center for Autism has a new friend in Heart International of Fukuoka, Japan. On Friday, Aug. 15, FOCUS Center for Autism will host Heart International during the final day of their Summer Social Skills Immersion Program. Founder Chihome Irie and her...
  • Japan Box Office: 'Doraemon' Leads for 2nd Week

    TOKYO -- "Stand By Me Doraemon," the 3D CG reworking of a long-running 2D animated series about a robot cat and his boy companion, earned $6.8 million on 503,000 admissions on the weekend (Aug. 16-17) to drive its cume to $31.8 million, while taking the...
  • Japan protests over Russia's military drills on disputed islands

    TOKYO Tokyo on Wednesday lodged a protest with Russia over military exercises on islands disputed between the two countries, Japan's Kyodo News agency reported. The drills on the islands of Etorofu and Kunashiri off the northern island of Hokkaido were...
  • 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...
  • Reel Critics: 'Expendables 3' is more expendable as it shows its age

    "Expendables 3" is the latest installment in this geriatric franchise that will not die. The producers round up old geezer action heroes who still have sufficiently bulging biceps to play their roles. They include a snarling Sylvester Stallone, low-...
  • Japan reduces chance of El Nino weather pattern this year

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Monday it sees less chance of an El Nino weather pattern forming later this year than it previously forecast. In a monthly online bulletin, the Japan Meteorological Agency said it sees a 50 percent...
  • OECD sees stable momentum among major economies, Germany losing steam

    PARIS (Reuters) - Growth momentum in most major developed economies is stable although Germany and Japan both show signs of losing steam, the OECD said on Monday, as it flagged a turnaround in growth prospects for India. The Paris-based Organisation...
  • Exclusive: Bombardier, Hitachi lead bids for Finmeccanica's rail units - sources

    Exclusive: Bombardier, Hitachi lead bids for Finmeccanica's rail units - sources
    LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier and Japanese industrial giant Hitachi are the two frontrunners to buy Finmeccanica's rail subsidiaries, several sources close to the auction process said. Italy's Finmeccanica has been...