| May 22, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Paul McCartney is definitely sick with a virus, and his shows in Japan and South Korea have been postponed, but reports out Thursday saying he'd been hospitalized remain unconfirmed until the afternoon.
"Since contracting a virus last week that led to...
| May 17, 2014
| 7:00 AM
For five decades, retailer Fred Segal has played an integral role in the shopping scene in Los Angeles as a landmark, a destination and a reflection of the city's larger style culture. And for 24 of the retailer's 53 years, native Angeleno John Eshaya was...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
TOKYO -- Tokyo police have arrested Masaaki Wakasugi, a veteran producer with ties to some of the Japanese industry's biggest names, on charges of fraud.
According to local news reports, Wakasugi is charged with raising nearly $300,000 from an unnamed...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:28 PM
TOKYO — Declaring that "the United States is and always will be a Pacific nation," President Obama launched an Asia tour designed to assure leaders of ally nations that they have a strong U.S. backup at a time of rising regional tension.
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, whose tumultuous life has landed him in trouble more than once, on Wednesday apologized for a visit to a Tokyo shrine at the center of a bitter international row over Japan's wartime aggression.
Bieber, 20, posted a...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Avril Lavigne has come under fire following the release of the music video for "Hello Kitty," the latest single off her self-titled fifth studio album.
In the video, Lavigne prances around Tokyo accompanied by four emotionless Asian women dressed in...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:58 PM
SEOUL — As he hops around the Western Pacific this week, President Obama hopes to unite much of Asia around a free-trade deal, updated alliances and a new power balance. But he first must persuade two of America's closest allies to stop squabbling....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:06 PM
SEOUL — Halfway through a long-delayed visit to four allies in Asia, President Obama is struggling to sell a foreign policy strategy that seems under siege on multiple fronts.
When he landed in Seoul on Friday, Obama had not locked down a key...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Nearly a decade ago, Enrique Ramirez welcomed the opening of a light-rail station in Little Tokyo, just a quick walk from his Mexican seafood restaurant.
The Metro Gold Line station delivered a steady stream of customers to Senor Fish, especially on...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Concluding a three-day visit to Japan, Olympic inspectors expressed satisfaction Friday with early preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games.
The four-man contingent visited a number of existing and potential venues and held discussions with the host...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Know the nuances of making dashi? The owner of a 276-year-old dashi shop in Tokyo, Mamiko Nishiyama, will be in Los Angeles to lead a course Saturday that shows you how to make and cook with the essential Japanese stock of dried kelp and bonito....