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  • Toyo Ito's architecture beckons a critic to Asia

    Toyo Ito's architecture beckons a critic to Asia
    Jet lag can do strange things to a person. But it wasn't just a mixed-up body clock that had me awake at 3 a.m. during a trip to Japan a few years ago, madly scrolling through online ferry schedules and trying to plot a route by train, boat and taxi to...
  • California overhauling its tsunami evacuation scenarios

    California overhauling its tsunami evacuation scenarios
    Emergency officials will soon be able to make improved tsunami evacuation orders as California writes detailed scenario plans, state authorities said Friday. State officials realized a flaw in existing tsunami evacuation plans during the 2011 Japanese...
  • Will meeting of China, Japan and South Korea yield goodwill or more grumbling?

    Will meeting of China, Japan and South Korea yield goodwill or more grumbling?
    For the first time in nearly three years, the foreign ministers of China, South Korea and Japan will meet Saturday for trilateral talks that could pave the way for a new era of cooperation – or prolong festering animosities rooted in the World War...
  • Strange styles highlight Tokyo Fashion Week

    Strange styles highlight Tokyo Fashion Week
    Most fashion shows bring unique looks that you might not see on your average day walking the streets of your city or town.  But Japanese fashion has always set the bar when it comes to edgy designs. Enter Tokyo Fashion Week, where models showcase some...
  • New theme park to be built near military bases in Okinawa, Japan

    New theme park to be built near military bases in Okinawa, Japan
    As part of a surge in theme park construction in Asia, the operators of Universal Studios Japan are planning to building a new theme park in Japan, possibly near U.S. military bases on the island of Okinawa. The news of a new theme park comes only a few...
  • U.S. bombing of Japan justified to end WWII

    On March 9-10, 1945, about 300 B-29s dropped incendiary bombs on Tokyo ("Hellertown High grad flew on Tokyo firebomb raid"), creating a firestorm that killed more than 100,000 people; Nagasaki and Hiroshima had less from the atomic bombs. Critics today...
  • Japan investigates death threats to U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy

    Japan investigates death threats to U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy
    Japanese police are investigating phone calls threatening to kill U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another American envoy, authorities said Wednesday. The calls to the U.S. Embassy targeted Kennedy and Alfred Magleby, the U.S. consul general on...
  • Japan investigates death threats to US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy

    Japan investigates death threats to US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy
    Japanese police are investigating phone calls threatening to kill U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another American envoy, authorities said Wednesday. Tokyo police are investigating calls to the U.S. Embassy threatening to kill Kennedy and similar...
  • Tokyo animal cafes offer urbanites quality time with pets

    Tokyo animal cafes offer urbanites quality time with pets
    Pity the poor office worker. It's midafternoon, and taking a break probably means sneaking off to the vending machine for a soda, or at best slipping out for coffee. But what about those who crave cuddle time with a cat? Or maybe a snuggle session with...
  • Disney announces D23 Expo Japan 2015

    Disney announces D23 Expo Japan 2015
    TOKYO -- The Walt Disney Company Japan announced today that it will stage D23 Expo Japan 2015, a special event for Disney fans created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. The Expo will take place over three days from November 6 to November 8, 2015 in...
  • 5 killed in stabbing spree in rural western Japan

    5 killed in stabbing spree in rural western Japan
    Five people were killed in their homes Monday in a stabbing spree in rural Japan, police said, in a rare case of major violence in the country. A 40-year-old neighbor of the victims was arrested in connection with the attacks, said Keizo Okumoto, deputy...