| May 29, 2012
| 4:39 PM
A senior diplomat from the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo has left Japan amid an investigation into suspicions of espionage and other illegal activities for the past five years, the Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday....
| Jun 4, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Japanese police have finally captured Naoko Kikuchi, one of the last remaining suspects from the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, who admitted to being relieved that her life on the lam had come to an end....
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Los Angeles art gallery Blum & Poe is opening an office in Tokyo to strengthen its ties with Asian artists, the gallery said this week. Ashley Rawlings, a former managing editor at ArtAsiaPacific, has been named director of the office.
Blum & Poe,...
| Dec 1, 2012
The sign at the northeast corner of 1st and San Pedro streets in downtown Los Angeles is deceiving. The pink and blue neon advertises a real estate agency, but swing open the glass door and you'll encounter a tribute to a bygone era.
"Heirloom" is a...
| Oct 14, 2012
NEW YORK — As it gets ready to enter its 10th year, the Band of Outsiders brand has just about become the ultimate fashion insider.
In June, founder and creative director Scott Sternberg presented his menswear collection in Paris for the first time...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 10:17 AM
Sharp Corp., once a titan among Japanese electronics manufacturers, now isn’t sure it’ll be able to crawl out of a financial pit made deeper by ruthless competition and relentless losses.
Reporting yet another round of dismal earnings, the...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:33 AM
A Tokyo court has sided with Samsung in its patent battle with Apple, ruling the South Korean electronics company did not infringe on its rival's patents.
It's the latest development in the complex global fight between the two companies over mobile...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 5:00 AM
In the land of sushi, ramen and tempura, pretzel sales apparently do gangbusters. After launching its first Asian outpost in Japan, Pasadena-based Wetzel’s Pretzels said the store has become its top-selling location worldwide.
Photos show snaking...
| Aug 18, 2010
Noone can deny the educational value of travel, which is why study abroad programs have gotten so popular in colleges and universities around the country. California schools offer myriad study abroad programs that send students headlong into other...
| Jan 26, 2012
At the heart of so much of Japanese cooking is the fragrant broth called dashi. And at the heart of dashi are the delicate pink petals of katsuobushi, shaved flakes of dried bonito fish.
When steeped with the dried seaweed called konbu, katsuobushi gives...
| Aug 26, 2010
Your best introduction to Mottainai Ramen might be if you slink in exhausted, after a long day of work, needing some comfort. Duck your head through the Japanese curtains that hang in Mottainai Ramen's entryway and you'll be hit by a soothing fog of...