| Nov 7, 2012
Frances Hashimoto, one of Little Tokyo's most influential business leaders who fought to preserve the neighborhood's Japanese cultural traditions and who invented the popular fusion dessert known as mochi ice cream, died of lung cancer Sunday at her...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2012
As Japan's preeminent graphic designer and art director in the 1970s and early '80s, Eiko Ishioka helped build her reputation by heading media campaigns for Parco, a major boutique shopping complex chain.
But instead of focusing on fashion or other...
| Feb 10, 2012
Norma Merrick Sklarek, the first African American woman in the country to become a licensed architect, who helped produce Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport and the American Embassy in Tokyo, died Monday at her home in Pacific Palisades....
| 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,...
| Jul 6, 2010
| 9:34 PM
TOKYO â "The Cove," an Oscar-winning film about a Japanese dolphin-hunting village, opened Saturday around Japan after protests by angry nationalists pressured theaters to cancel earlier showings. Some of the six small cinemas sold out their initial...
| Jul 11, 2010
| 9:32 PM
"Dennis Hopper Double Standard" opened Sunday at the Geffen Contemporary, the Museum of Contemporary Art's Little Tokyo warehouse. A sense of melancholy hangs over the late Hollywood maverick's photographs, paintings, sculptures and mixed-media works....
| Jan 19, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Sting wants to help save dolphins still being brutally slaughtered in Japan, but says the best way is by starting a debate, not by forcing foreign opinion. The British music star met backstage at a Tokyo concert hall Wednesday with......
| Feb 4, 2011
| 4:38 PM
wild Up plays John Adams: Chamber Symphony: Third Movement from wild Up on Vimeo. Friday, 2.4: First Fridays @ Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum's First Fridays series has returned for another season of ancient fossils and cutting-edge...