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  • Sprint is reportedly in final stages of acquiring T-Mobile

    Sprint is reportedly in final stages of acquiring T-Mobile
    Sprint Nextel Corp.'s Japanese parent company, SoftBank Corp., is reportedly close to acquiring rival T-Mobile from German communications company Deutsche Telekom in a deal that is expected to be worth more than $19 billion. Earlier this month, the Wall...
  • Saying thanks to onetime DJ for a favor done long ago

    Saying thanks to onetime DJ for a favor done long ago
    Master Blaster sounded a little put off when I called to ask if I could bring him a gift. The gift was a Japanese robe that a reader had entrusted to me to give to him. It wasn't the so much the robe itself — or the story behind it — that...
  • Japan's Nikkei stock index tops 16,000 for first time in 6 years

    Japan's Nikkei stock index tops 16,000 for first time in 6 years
    Japan's Nikkei stock index closed above 16,000 for the first time in six years as the weaker yen boosted exporter earnings prospects. The Turkish lira and stocks fell after a third minister resigned amid a graft probe and urged Prime Minister Recep Tayyip...
  • PASSINGS: Karin Higa, William C. Lowe, Ike Skelton

    PASSINGS: Karin Higa, William C. Lowe, Ike Skelton
    Karin Higa Expert in Asian American art Karin Higa, 47, a specialist in Asian American art who worked for nearly a decade and a half as a curator at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, died Tuesday at her home in L.A., said Russell...
  • Troubled '47 Ronin' may be headed for a box office reckoning

    Troubled '47 Ronin' may be headed for a box office reckoning
    In "47 Ronin," Keanu Reeves portrays the leader of a band of ronin — masterless samurai in 18th-century Japan who must suffer the indignity of having no one to lead them in battle. Turns out that plot line provides an apt metaphor for the period 3-D...
  • Review: '47 Ronin' doesn't quite cut it as a samurai fantasy

    Review: '47 Ronin' doesn't quite cut it as a samurai fantasy
    There's the kind of movie that comes riding into theaters on such a prolonged wave of bad buzz — changed release dates, backstage whispers of production troubles and a swelling budget — that the film itself starts to seem beside the point,...
  • Stocks open higher on good jobs, consumer confidence news

    Stocks open higher on good jobs, consumer confidence news
    Stocks opened higher on Wall Street as traders return from the Christmas holiday. Good news about the U.S. job market encouraged investors to bid up stock prices. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week by the most...
  • Abe visits shrine to Japanese war dead, angering neighbors, U.S.

    Abe visits shrine to Japanese war dead, angering neighbors, U.S.
    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. Abe told...
  • 'Vanished' a gripping tale of search for missing men of WWII

    'Vanished' a gripping tale of search for missing men of WWII
    In recent years it's become a truism that the American military promises "no man left behind" when it goes to war. But in World War II, that promise was often not achievable and may not even have been a priority. More than 73,000 Americans remain...
  • The awkward state of U.S.-China relations

    The awkward state of U.S.-China relations
    As 2013 draws to a close, where does the complex and consequential relationship between the United States and China stand? Relations between the two nations are enormously broad now, with hundreds of policy issues from agriculture to zoology joining...
  • Japan governor OKs new U.S. Marine base on Okinawa

    Japan governor OKs new U.S. Marine base on Okinawa
    TOKYO -- The governor of Okinawa gave the go-ahead Friday for land reclamation to begin for a new U.S. military base, advancing the effort to consolidate the massive U.S. troop presence on the southern Japanese island but also making protests from...