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  • Candy artist gives UCF students taste of traditional and modern Japanese food culture

    Candy artist gives UCF students taste of traditional and modern Japanese food culture
    Sugimori "Candy" Miyuki, one of only 15 formally trained Japanese candy artists in the world, demonstrated her craft in front of several hundred UCF students Wednesday at the campus Student Union. Miyuki's appearance, which was presented by the...
  • UCLA, heirs wrangle over fate of a tranquil Japanese garden

    UCLA, heirs wrangle over fate of a tranquil Japanese garden
    Half a century ago, the man who built the Broadway department store chain and his wife gave to UCLA their house and the Japanese garden that spilled down the hillside below it near the Hotel Bel-Air. The UC regents, UCLA's governing body, promised to...
  • L.A. Phil's YOLA players are goodwill ambassadors near Fukushima

    L.A. Phil's YOLA players are goodwill ambassadors near Fukushima
    A sleek bullet train pulled into a city in northern Japan recently with 15 Los Angeles teenagers aboard. They looked like typical school kids everywhere, in the uniform of T-shirts, hoodies, jeans and sneakers. The city likewise appeared unremarkable,...
  • Cherry blossoms decorate Orchestra Day in Japan

     Cherry blossoms decorate Orchestra Day in Japan
    Tuesday here felt like ground zero for spring. The weather was lovely. Schools were on spring break. Families were everywhere viewing cherry blossoms. The city was white with petals. In Bunkyo, a northern district of Tokyo, the attractions were many....
  • A Japanese-inspired spring display takes over the Bellagio's Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    A Japanese-inspired spring display takes over the Bellagio's Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
    Spring comes with a celebration of Japanese culture at the Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a display now on view for free. This marks the first Japanese-inspired display for the 13,500-square-foot gardens, which feature more than 82,...
  • 4 years after Fukushima, Japan considers restarting nuclear facilities

    On many Friday evenings, 38-year-old Tomo Iwabuchi and six friends can be found on a street corner in Fukushima City, banging drums, chanting and singing. "Zero nukes!" Iwabuchi yells into a microphone as a few pedestrians stride by. "The Fukushima...
  • A subculture of entrepreneurship hatches in Japan

    A subculture of entrepreneurship hatches in Japan
    For years, Japan has been searching for a way to get its economic mojo back, and increasingly it's looking to people like 17-year-old high school dropout Yoichiro Mikami as the answer. In a conformist culture where the socially acceptable road to...
  • YOLA and a musical experiment in Fukushima, Japan

    YOLA has touched down in Soma. And it is not, as might have been expected, the far side of the moon.  When 15 student musicians in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles arrived here Thursday, the expectation was to find...
  • L.A.-area airports add new service to Mexico City and Osaka, Japan

    L.A.-area airports add new service to Mexico City and Osaka, Japan
    Fliers at LA/Ontario International Airport will have new service to Mexico City starting April 6. Aeromexico announced Wednesday it would begin four round-trip flights a week from the Ontario airport. Outbound flights will leave ONT at 1:05 a.m. on...
  • Michiko Shiota GingeryFebruary 8, 1924 - March 11, 2015

    Michiko Shiota Gingery<br/>February 8, 1924 - March 11, 2015
    Michiko Shiota Gingery passed away at Keiro Retirement Home in Los Angeles, California on March 11, 2015 of natural causes. She was 91. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She graduated from Shoin Girl's High School in Osaka, received an RN degree from St....
  • On Theater: 'Fish' not quite ready to be consumed

    On Theater: 'Fish' not quite ready to be consumed
    If you're a connoisseur of Japanese seafood, particularly sushi, you might find South Coast Repertory's latest world premiere somewhat tasty, once you get beyond the ennui created by the meticulous preparation of fish as a theatrical device. It's called...