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  • China's Xi invites South Korea joint effort on Japan's wartime past

    SEOUL (Reuters) - China and South Korea have a common interest in ensuring Tokyo is held to account for its wartime past, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday, amid their shared concerns about Japan's more assertive security strategy. Tokyo's new...
  • ‘Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga’ rises complete, like Lord Death Man

     
    You know Batman. But do you know Batmanga? In the 1960s, manga artist Jiro Kuwata pitted the Caped Crusader and […]...
  • Ultra-Violence of 'World of Kanako' Stirs Japanese Box Office, Online Uproar

    TOKYO - "Confessions" director Tetsuya Nakashima's latest hyper-violent drama "The World of Kanako (Kawaki)" has stirred up a storm of controversy since its June 27 release in Japan. Slapped with an R-15 rating, meaning than no one 14 and under can...
  • Thailand's Kantana Sets up Japan JV With Nippon TV and Nikkatsu

    HONG KONG - Japan's Nippon Television and Nikkatsu and Thailand's Kantana have established a joint venture company with activities that will stretch from computer graphics work to animation co-production. The thre companies said that new Kantana Japan...
  • 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to be revealed on September 3 [w/video]

     
    Filed under: Convertible, Videos, Mazda Now in its 25th year and on the market in its current form since 2005, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has been due for replacement for some time now. A mid-life facelift helped things along some in 2008, but the moment that...
  • Retired U.S. Navy commander pleads guilty in bribery scandal

    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A retired U.S. Navy commander pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges on Thursday in connection with a wide-ranging corruption investigation of a Singapore-based defense contractor. Edmond Aruffo, the 45-year-old former manager...
  • Could photo be missing clue to Earhart's disappearance?

    MIAMI The photo is, mostly, unremarkable. It shows an airplane looming darkly on a runway at Miami Municipal Airport in the spectral shadows just before dawn probably a test as the photographer waited for the money shot moments later, when the aircraft...
  • BMW is latest luxury automaker to announce Mexico factory

    MEXICO CITY Most Mexican-built autos that U.S. consumers see in showrooms are compact cars like the Ford Fiesta, Nissan Sentra and Honda Fit. But soon premium automakers like BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan on rolling luxury vehicles off assembly...
  • With one eye on Washington, China plots its own Asia 'pivot'

    BEIJING (Reuters) - The Silk Road, an obscure Kazakh-inspired security forum and a $50 billion Asian infrastructure bank are just some of the disparate elements in an evolving Chinese strategy to try to counter Washington's "pivot" to the region. While...
  • Louis Zamperini, inspiration for 'Unbroken,' dead at 97

    Louis Zamperini, inspiration for 'Unbroken,' dead at 97
    Louis Zamperini, an American prisoner of war in World War Two and Olympic runner whose life inspired the book and upcoming feature film "Unbroken," has died at age 97. Zamperini died after a 40-day bout with pneumonia, his family said on Thursday in a...
  • U.S. war hero Louis Zamperini, inspiration for 'Unbroken,' dead at 97

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Louis Zamperini, an American prisoner of war in World War Two and Olympic runner whose life inspired the book and upcoming feature film "Unbroken," has died at age 97. Zamperini died after a 40-day bout with pneumonia, his...