| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:24 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:04 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:29 AM
BEIJING -- Vice President Joseph Biden arrived Wednesday in Beijing, hoping to use his past acquaintance with President Xi Jinping to smooth over some major hitches in U.S.-China relations.
Overshadowing their meeting has been the showdown over China&...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Radiation contamination still afflicts large swaths of Japanese land and water nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Energy shortages mean less air-conditioning in summer and heat in the winter in major cities like Tokyo and Osaka....
| Dec 26, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a controversial shrine to World War II dead, including 14 convicted war criminals, ignoring U.S. advice against gestures bound to strain already tense relations with neighbors China and South Korea.
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:27 PM
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....
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:01 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
TOKYO - Ticket sales in Japan edged up fractionally in 2013, but total box office were down by a whisker.
Attendance climbed by 0.5% to 155.9 million, according to figures released on Tuesday by the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan (Eiren)....