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  • 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...
  • Avril Lavigne Speaks Out on 'Hello Kitty' Backlash: 'RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!!'

    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...
  • 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...
  • Japan-South Korea tension a hurdle for Obama's Asia strategy

    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....
  • 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...
  • Film Review: 'Our Family'

    A harder-hitting companion piece to Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Tokyo Sonata" that might well have been titled "Tokyo Requiem," "Our Family" depicts a Japanese household imploding under the strains of a crumbling economy. Yuya Ishii's first serious drama in a...
  • Go Away With ... Masaharu Morimoto

    Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Masaharu Morimoto is recognizable to "Iron Chef" fans as the serious chef who consistently creates artistic and delicious Asian fusion dishes. A star of the Japanese cooking competition that spawned "Iron Chef America,"...
  • Japan's Abe uses Davos economic forum to warn of China militancy

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used his moment in the spotlight Wednesday at the World Economic Forum to sound an alarm over what he sees as China's rising militancy and Japan's outdated defense posture. In a speech opening the five-day annual...