| Nov 20, 2014
| 1:35 PM
If you think of Japan these days, it's probably about cars or video game consoles or maybe even pop culture. (Those clever smiley face symbols and characters that liven up text messages? They're Japanese 'emoji').
What's missing from the conversation...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 6:45 AM
When the Japanese singer-songwriter Miyavi came to Los Angeles for the first time in 2006, he had none of the clichéd rock-star aspirations of breaking into acting. A flashy, high-energy musician known for his unconventional finger-slapping style of...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 6:25 AM
MONACO -- Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics organizers and two international federations are discussing the possibility of moving some sliding competitions from the South Korean city to Japan, sources within the Olympic movement said on Saturday....
| Dec 9, 2014
| 5:13 AM
Waving banners and beating drums, hundreds of Japanese took to the streets of Tokyo to protest a strict new state-secrets law taking effect on Wednesday that critics charge will help conceal government misdeeds and limit press freedom.
The government of...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Among the many horrors of World War II was the Japanese military's peculiar system of sexual slavery, in which women (mostly Korean) were kidnapped or otherwise conscripted to provide sex for Japanese troops as they invaded their way around Asia and the...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 9:34 AM
With the economy limping but no obvious contenders offering a more compelling fiscal strategy, Japanese voters on Sunday gave Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party a fresh mandate to forge on with his reforms, known as Abenomics....
| Nov 30, 2014
| 7:30 AM
As this year's Oscar race goes into the home stretch, Universal is preparing to roll out its top contender, the highly anticipated World War II epic "Unbroken." But as it looks ahead to the movie's wider release worldwide, the studio is facing a...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 4:06 PM
To the editor: The notion that the Japanese government denies or downplays history is misleading. Following the stance of the past administrations, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his sincere commitment to face history with humility on numerous...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:58 PM
China has sent coastguard vessels to disputed waters in the East China Sea after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angered Beijing by sending a ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead from Japan's wars.
The uninhabited islands - which...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:30 AM
TOKYO -- The 27th running of the Tokyo International Film Festival got under way Thursday with pomp and circumstance - and just the right degree of levity.
The opening ceremony in the Roppongi Hills complex was attended by a Japanese princess, two...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
TOKYO -- The 27th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival kicked off on Thursday with a gala opening at the Roppongi Hills entertainment and shopping complex.
The red carpet was trod by nearly 370 fests guests and celebs, including Rie...