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  • Universal Studios Japan to Build New Parks in Asia

    TOKYO -- USJ Co. Ltd., which runs the Universal Studios Japan theme park near Osaka under license from NBC Universal, has revealed plans to build new parks in Japan and Asia. Among the candidate sites reported are Okinawa, northern Kyushu, Jakarta...
  • Widening their circle

    Widening their circle
    The Circle of Friends Club at Laguna Beach High School had a few more friends than usual in attendance Monday. The lunchtime club, which offers students a way to interact, play games and spend time together — rather than eat alone or in insular...
  • Osaka Fest Rewards Philippines, Korea Titles

    HONG KONG - The Osaka Asian Film Festival in Japan wrapped on Sunday with its top prize going to "Shift" by Philippines director Siege Ledesma. The jury said that films from South Korea and The Philippines stood out, and that it had awarde the Grand...
  • Universal Studios Japan Receives $250m Private Equity Injection

    HONG KONG -- Universal Studios Japan, a theme park operator in Osaka, has received a $250 million financial injection from PAG, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm. According to USJ's chairman Glenn Gumpel the new cash will go towards recapitalizing...
  • Okinawa Fest Wraps With 'One Third' Taking Top Prize

    The 6th edition of the Okinawa Intl. Movie Festival announced the winners of its double-barreled Laugh and Peace competition section today at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan. The Golden Shisa Award, the fest's most important...
  • Universal Studios Japan to Open Wizarding World of Harry Potter in July

    It's turning into a very Harry Potter-filled summer for Warner Bros. and Universal. Universal Studios Japan will open its version of the "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" theme park on July 15. The expansion of the park in Orlando, which will include the...
  • Need to Know

    Furnishings fit for a queen An exhibition on the life and legacy of doomed French Queen Marie Antoinette runs through June 30 at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, just off the Champs Élysées in Paris. Although the Grand Palais exhibition...
  • Disaster a world away

    Disaster a world away
    Tremors from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan were felt in Glendale Friday, as a handful of Japanese students here on an exchange program heard the news of their home country while settling in for a three-week stay in the United states....
  • Wedding

    Michael Ramirez, son of Ronald Ramirez and Lola Quan-Ramirez of La Crescenta, and Rina Onoyama from Osaka, Japan, were married in Kobe, Japan, in July. The ceremony, conducted in English and Japanese, took place at Ravimana Resort, in a glass chapel...
  • Man Sentenced for Smuggling Turtles Disguised as Snack Foods

    Man Sentenced for Smuggling Turtles Disguised as Snack Foods
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A Japanese national described in court documents as "a major wildlife trafficker" was sentenced Monday to 21 months in federal prison for smuggling 55 live turtles and tortoises from Japan into the United States. 39-year-old Atsushi...
  • Sniffing Your Way To Weight Loss?

    Sniffing Your Way To Weight Loss?
    The next time you’re tempted to go out and get a burger, you might want to first try sniffing away your hunger. A new study from Osaka University in Japan says that certain smells can help you lose weight. Several scents were found to reduce...