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  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...
  • Anime Expo: New ‘Dragon Ball Z,’ ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ and cosplay

     
    The 23rd Anime Expo, the largest anime and manga convention in North America, is opening Thursday at the Los Angeles […]...
  • Japan sees Ottawa trade talks as key to final stage by end-year

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Current trade talks in Ottawa between Japan, the United States and 10 other Pacific rim countries are key to advancing the planned Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to its final stage by year-end, Japan's chief negotiator said on...
  • East meets West in bold, colorful kimonos in LACMA show

    East meets West in bold, colorful kimonos in LACMA show
    Technology trumps tradition in a new exhibit of 20th century kimonos at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The garments date from the 1920s through 1960, with emphasis on the years just before and after World War II. During that time, modern...
  • Japan -- military ally: Their Take

    Japan — military ally Japan is a close friend and ally of the United States, and a crucial strategic military partner in Asia. But if the going got rough, and, say, North Korea attacked U.S. forces somewhere in the Pacific, could we count on...
  • Retired officer pleads guilty in Navy bribery scheme

    Retired officer pleads guilty in Navy bribery scheme
    A retired Navy officer pleaded guilty Thursday to being part of a bribery scheme involving Navy ships in the Asia-Pacific region. The guilty plea by Edmond Aruffo, 45, who retired in 2007 as a lieutenant commander, marks the fourth defendant in the...
  • Rafael Nadal Stunned By Aussie Teen; Federer Advances, Sharapova Out

    WIMBLEDON — Rafael Nadal's charge toward a third Wimbledon title came to a stunning halt in the fourth round on Tuesday when he was sensationally beaten by 19-year-old Australian wildcard Nick Kyrgios, 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3. Ranked 144th in...
  • 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...
  • Edward J. Rasmussen

    Edward J. Rasmussen
    Edward J. Rasmussen, a retired insurance broker who also translated Japanese, died June 20 of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 95. The son of J. David Rasmussen, a New York City insurance broker, and Ellamae Rasmussen, a homemaker,...
  • 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...
  • 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...