| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Rapunzel struggles through maternal heartache – and some truly horrifying hair days – in “Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom.” The graphic […]...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Japan and China have stepped up their dispute over tiny islands in the East China Sea with naval muscle-flexing and diplomatic reprimands as the potent Aug. 15 anniversary of Japan’s World War II defeat approaches.
Tokyo summoned the Chinese...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Mark your calendars, gamers: Sony has announced that its anticipated new console, the PlayStation 4, will debut in North American […]...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 6:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- The top U.S. trade official on Monday pressed Japan to open up its auto and insurance markets as he pushed for the completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
Speaking during a stop in Tokyo, U.S. Trade Representative Michael...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:45 AM
BEIJING -- The operator of the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima, Japan, said Tuesday that 300 tons of highly radioactive water had leaked from one of its storage tanks, the worst in a number of similar leaks since the catastrophic 2011...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:48 AM
TOKYO -- Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority is considering a heightened "serious incident" designation for the leakage of 300 tons of highly radioactive water at the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima.
The country's nuclear regulator earlier...
| Jun 9, 2013
NAGASAKI, Japan — On my first trip to Nagasaki, just out of college, I knew what most of the world knows: An atomic bomb fell here on Aug. 9, 1945, bringing World War II to a close. It wasn't until my second visit, more than 20 years later on a...
| May 21, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Sony Corp. is "considering evaluating" a spinoff of its entertainment arm that is being advocated by the hedge fund and Sony shareholder Third Point, according to Japan's Nikkei newspaper.
The news comes a day before a much-anticipated Sony corporate...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
World War II lingers for Russia and Japan. Nearly 68 years after the fighting ended, the two Asian powers have yet to sign a peace treaty.
That could change now that the leaders of both countries have solid nationalist credentials and could pull off...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Sam Jameson, a former longtime Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent with a deep knowledge of and close personal affinity for Japan, his professional and personal base for half a century, died Friday at a Tokyo hospital. He was 76.
The cause of...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 10:08 AM
Tokyo is the most expensive city in the world for expatriates to live, topping a list on which half of the top 10 priciest places are in Asia.
Osaka and Nagoya, both in Japan, are also on the list, as are Singapore and Hong Kong. The rest of the top 10...