| Dec 19, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Kazuo Hirai was worried. For months, the Tokyo-based chief executive of Sony Corp. had been raising questions about his Hollywood studio's plans to go forward with a film depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
In a June 23...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:34 PM
The service begins with four loud claps. Two reverends in white robes and black ceremonial caps face each other and chant, alternating between English and Japanese.
Two children quietly chatter to their parents in the back of the church. Several...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 4:06 PM
To the editor: The notion that the Japanese government denies or downplays history is misleading. Following the stance of the past administrations, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his sincere commitment to face history with humility on numerous...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Darrell Stark, age 92, of Stafford Springs, recently met with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-2) to talk about his recent trip to Japan. Stark and six other former prisoners of war held by Japan during World War II made the journey as guests of the Japanese...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:47 PM
U.S. stocks soared close to the symbolic 18,000-point threshold on news of much higher-than-expected job growth last month, underscoring the nation's strengthening economy.
Major equity indexes worldwide also shot up as investors bet that the American...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 6:25 AM
MONACO -- Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics organizers and two international federations are discussing the possibility of moving some sliding competitions from the South Korean city to Japan, sources within the Olympic movement said on Saturday....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 1:39 PM
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell Monday as oil prices turned sharply lower and spooked investors into dumping shares of drillers and other energy-service companies.
The drop in oil weighed on stocks from the start of trading. Weak trade figures out...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:24 PM
How to make sense of the dispute between Japan and China over some half a dozen uninhabited islets in the East China Sea known as the Diaoyu to the Chinese and the Senkaku to the Japanese?
FOR THE RECORD:
In a Nov. 30 OpEd about...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:08 PM
In a frigid barn near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, members of the Japanese American community looked on with pride Sunday as four of five World War II veterans riding in the 126th Rose Parade each placed a flower on the "Go for Broke" float.
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:41 PM
By the time my Old Man fell asleep never to reawaken, he had lost his anger with the Japanese.
To be specific, this was the Japan of 1941 that had riled him. He sort of hated the entire nation from the emperor on down. He had hated sampans and saki. He...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 5:13 AM
Waving banners and beating drums, hundreds of Japanese took to the streets of Tokyo to protest a strict new state-secrets law taking effect on Wednesday that critics charge will help conceal government misdeeds and limit press freedom.
The government of...