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  • Women's ski jumping: Japanese teen favored to win historic gold

    Women's ski jumping: Japanese teen favored to win historic gold
    SOCHI, Russia — Just 17 years old, Sara Takanashi has a lot on her shoulders at these Winter Games. The Japanese teenager is favored in the historic ski-jumping competition on Tuesday, the first time the Olympics have invited women to compete in...
  • Bar Jackalope Japanese whiskey bar opens in back room of Seven Grand

    Bar Jackalope Japanese whiskey bar opens in back room of Seven Grand
    Bar Jackalope, a Japanese whiskey bar also featuring American bourbons, ryes and Scotch, has soft-opened in the back room of Seven Grand in downtown Los Angeles. The bar is the latest venture from the 213 nightlife group behind The Varnish, Golden Gopher,...
  • A historic gold in women's ski jumping

    A historic gold in women's ski jumping
    SOCHI, Russia — The smile on Lindsey Van's face did not quite match her place in the final standings. The U.S. ski jumper finished 15th in the normal hill event on Tuesday night, well off the podium, but did not seem the slightest bit upset. "I'...
  • Disney's 'Frozen' crosses $1-billion mark with Japan still to go

    Disney's 'Frozen' crosses $1-billion mark with Japan still to go
    The still-hot "Frozen" has joined the billion-dollar box-office club.  Disney's animated fairy tale musical is expected to pass $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales on Sunday, according to studio estimates.   "Frozen," which was released wide in the...
  • Seat issue halts sales of Toyota Camry, Corolla, Sienna models

    Seat issue halts sales of Toyota Camry, Corolla, Sienna models
    Toyota Motor Corp. took the unusual step of halting sales of nearly its entire line up of cars and trucks that come with seat heaters because a portion of the seats in the vehicles -- including the top-selling Camry sedan -- were not manufactured with...
  • Annie Awards to honor animator Katsuhiro Otomo for career achievement

    Annie Awards to honor animator Katsuhiro Otomo for career achievement
    Legendary Japanese animator Katsuhiro Otomo is known around the world for his work, particularly his groundbreaking cyberpunk action feature "Akira." But Otomo doesn't spend time watching his own films. "The truth is, I don't read or watch my own...
  • Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: b.o.s. in Little Tokyo goes whole cow

    Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: b.o.s. in Little Tokyo goes whole cow
    Animals, the last few years of American cooking have taught us, have insides and floppy bits as well as the meaty parts that usually make it onto the plate, and it has become impossible to scan the menu of a certain kind of Los Angeles bistro without...
  • Shusaku Endo's 'Silence' to be filmed by Scorsese, star Liam Neeson

    Shusaku Endo's 'Silence' to be filmed by Scorsese, star Liam Neeson
    The acclaimed novel "Silence" by Shusaku Endo is headed to the big screen. Martin Scorsese is planning to direct, and Liam Neeson has signed on to star, Deadline reports. Published in 1966 in Japan, "Silence" won the Tanizaki Prize, one of the country's...
  • Japan-China tension has U.S. walking a fine line

    Japan-China tension has U.S. walking a fine line
    HARBIN, China — Visitors to the newest museum in this frigid northeastern Chinese city enter through a quaint facade affixed to the modern shell of the main train station. No bigger than a 7-Eleven, the museum could easily be mistaken for a...
  • Glove law has many chefs steamed

    Glove law has many chefs steamed
    For decades, Toshiaki Toyoshima has followed the same ritual each morning at his downtown restaurant: He ties on his indigo happi — a short-sleeved Japanese chef's jacket — and dons a white cap before he begins cutting fish for nearly 500...
  • Passings: John Cacavas, Joan Mondale

    John Cacavas Composer's career was helped by Telly Savalas John Cacavas, 83, a composer, arranger and conductor who parlayed his friendship with actor Telly Savalas into a prolific career scoring music for film and television, including a theme to...