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  • Russia, Japan seek to resolve dispute over islands, WW II treaty

    MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continued their quiet negotiations Saturday to bring an end to their nations’ World War II dispute over four Pacific islands, a disagreement that has hampered...
  • 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...
  • Hundreds of Anne Frank books defaced in Tokyo libraries

    Hundreds of Anne Frank books defaced in Tokyo libraries
    Vandals have been systematically defacing copies of books by and about Anne Frank in public libraries in Tokyo, according to Japanese media reports Friday. More than 250 copies Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" and other books about the Dutch...
  • Sony CEO: 'I'm Not Entertaining Even the Notion of Selling Our Entertainment Assets'

    Kazuo Hirai has circumnavigated the globe 12 times since becoming CEO of Sony Corp. in 2012, but he's about to embark on what could be his most entertaining voyage yet: to the Academy Awards. The 53-year-old executive, known to all as Kaz, is quick to...
  • 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...
  • Cool Japan Brings Hot Titles to FilMart

    Japanese sellers arrived at FilMart with everything from art films aimed at the international fest circuit to big-budget commercial pics. Some are already on the buyers' radar, such as Sion Sono's highly anticipated "Tokyo Tribe," which is being repped...
  • 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...
  • Ramen, gyoza, ramen burgers and thousands of fanatics at the Ramen Yokocho show

    Ramen, gyoza, ramen burgers and thousands of fanatics at the Ramen Yokocho show
    Thousands of ramen enthusiasts and 14 ramen restaurants from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tokyo, San Diego and San Jose took over the infield at the Santa Anita Park in Arcadia over the weekend for the Ramen Yokocho Assn.'s ramen show, billed as the largest in...
  • 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...
  • Tokyo Disney Parks Claim 600 Millionth Visitor

    TOKYO -- Disney's theme parks in the Tokyo area - Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea - recorded their 600 millionth visitor last weekend, according to park officials. The lucky visitor, Yumi Sakai, and her family walked through the park gates on...