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  • U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt

    U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt
    The United Nations' highest court on Monday ruled that Japan's Antarctic whaling operations are not for "scientific purposes" as Tokyo claims and ordered an immediate halt to the practice. In a 12-4 ruling, the International Court of Justice said ...
  • Olympic inspectors give initial approval of 2020 Tokyo Games

    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...
  • Film Review: 'Big in Japan'

    Much like most of the songs performed by the band whose misadventures drive its wispy plot, "Big in Japan" comes off as pleasantly diverting, vaguely familiar and instantly disposable. Real-life Seattle rockers Phillip A. Peterson, David Drury and Sean...
  • Architect Shigeru Ban, known for disaster relief, wins Pritzker Prize

    Architect Shigeru Ban, known for disaster relief, wins Pritzker Prize
    For the third time in five years, the Pritzker Prize is going to a Japanese architect. Shigeru Ban, a 56-year-old architect born in Tokyo, was named the winner of his profession’s top honor on Monday. Yet Ban’s architecture is markedly...
  • Los Angeles Fashion Council headed to Japan's fashion week

    Los Angeles Fashion Council headed to Japan's fashion week
    The Los Angeles Fashion Council is getting ready to take a slate of L.A.-based designers to Japan's upcoming fashion week. According to a "state of the union" announcement posted to the group's website Monday by LAFC director Kelsi Smith, a...
  • Beleaguered Mt. Gox opens call center to answer bitcoin questions

    Add this to the list of most unpleasant jobs on the planet: Working in the call center that Mt. Gox has set up to answer bitcoin questions. Once the largest bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox said last week it was filing for bankruptcy protection after revealing...
  • Three years later, the lessons of Fukushima are uglier than ever

    Three years ago--2:49 p.m. March 11, 2011, Tokyo time, or late on the night of March 10 in continental U.S. time zones--what may be history's worst, most enduring nuclear power plant disaster began in Japan. It's a baleful anniversary that bears object...
  • Third Japanese delegation bashes comfort-women statue

    Third Japanese delegation bashes comfort-women statue
    About a dozen Japanese politicians visited Glendale Thursday calling for the city to remove a monument that honors women taken from Korea, China, the Philippines and other countries to serve as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II....
  • Buildings slated for tear-down were rich part of Little Tokyo history

     Buildings slated for tear-down were rich part of Little Tokyo history
    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...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Kumiko the Treasure Hunter'

    Our desire that life should be more like it is in the movies beats at the heart of "Kumiko the Treasure Hunter," a wonderfully strange and beguiling adventure story comprised of buried treasure, hand crafts, and a possibly unhealthy obsession with the...
  • Workshop: Are you making your dashi all wrong?

    Workshop: Are you making your <i>dashi</i> all wrong?
    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....