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Wall Street Journal
Asia in Pictures
An outfit from the A/W 2013 collection by Japanese designer Tsumori Chisato during the annual Audi Fashion Festival in Singapore Friday.
Sun May 19, 2013
4.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Korean Waters
A 4.9-magnitude quake hit an area near Baeknyeong Island off Incheon, west of Seoul, on Saturday.
The Daily Beast
Dozens of American children are abducted to Japan every year-not by strangers, but by parents after messy divorces.
Japan's nationalist agenda: The year so far
Is the Japanese government turning more nationalistic and militaristic every day? The evidence tells us so.
Pink Spades a Fantasy Fiction : Part 4
Aleasha Whitney Wilson is a Loveland High School graduate who studied liberal arts at UC Raymond Walters College and Fine Arts/Drawing at Northern Kentucky University.
'Comfort women' rap unfair Hashimoto
Nippon Ishin no Kai coleader Toru Hashimoto said Sunday he doesn't believe the so-called comfort women, over whom his controversial remarks have drawn flak, were ';sex slaves who were unwillingly forced into service by the country through violence, threat and abductions.'; Hashimoto, who is also the mayor of Osaka, said on a TV program he will ... (more)
Sat May 18, 2013
N.Korea bashes Seoul for negative comments on Japan official's Pyongyang visit
North Korea slammed South Korea on Saturday for making critical comments on a Japanese official's recent visit to Pyongyang, calling it an "unprecedented precipitancy." Isao Lijima, an adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, returned to Tokyo Friday after a surprise four-day visit to North Korea.
You Are What You Eat
Ever notice when your friends come back from a holiday and they've put on a few pounds? Maybe they feasted on too many delicious baguettes in France or indulged in a few too many pasta dishes in Italy.
Give It A Doubt
Many, many years ago during a lengthy argument with a friend he told me to 'give it a doubt' - he meant I was wrong.
Who Is That Masked Councilman?
"I remember thinking, 'wow, you're ridiculously good looking.'" Authorities thought this about these guys.
The Kyoto Shimbun News
Decorative Beauty Filled with Prayers
An exhibition titled "Nihon Bijutsu no Shogon: Inori to Kazari," introducing famous works with the keyword "Kazari," or decoration, which cuts to the heart of the Japanese sense of the aesthetic, opened on May 11 in the Hosomi Museum in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto.
Fri May 17, 2013
NYTimes: Japanese Reactor Is Said to Stand on a Fault Line
Seismologists said Wednesday that a nuclear reactor in Tsuruga, in western Japan, stands above an active seismic fault, a finding that could lead to the first permanent shutdown of a reactor since the Fukushima crisis two years ago.
Ottawa indigenous art exhibit explores identity and tradition
When National Gallery of Canada curators started pulling together work by indigenous artists from around the world for the summer exhibit Sakahan , they discovered surprising connections.
Awards Season: Michelin Announces 2013 Stars for First Hiroshima Guide
The Michelin Guide has unveiled its 2013 special edition guide to Hiroshima, Japan , the very first time guide's inspectors have rated the region.
More controversy for Japan party over sex comments
An emerging Japanese nationalist political party whose co-leader outraged many with remarks about Japan's wartime and modern sexual services became embroiled in more controversy Friday when a party lawmaker accused ethnic Koreans of involvement in prostitution.
The Miami Herald
Japan envoy leaves NKorea, gives no hints on talks
An adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ended a visit to North Korea on Friday but would not give details of his talks with leaders in Pyongyang.
Will Smith: a No Emancipation For The Smith Kidsa
Will Smith and Jaden Smith pose for photo during the 'After Earth' Press Conference at the Ritz Carlton Tokyo on May 2, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan Following a report that Jaden, 14, was looking to become legally free from his parents, the father-son duo set the record straight on Wednesday's "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." "The thing that people don't get is ... (more)
Thu May 16, 2013
The Plain Dealer
Van Gogh, yoga, surrealist photography and modern art from Japan will ...
Vincent van Gogh's "Road Menders" will be one of the highlights of the 2014 exhibition season at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
mt ex Sendai, Colorful Tape Installation at a Warehouse in Japan
In recent years Japanese designer Koji Iyama has created a series of colorful tape installations for the decorative masking tape brand mt .
U.S. slams Japanese mayor's sex-slave comments as ...
The United States condemned as "outrageous and offensive" comments by the mayor of the Japanese city of Osaka who said this week that Japan's military brothels during World War Two were "necessary" to provide respite for soldiers.