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  • Japanese spark plug giant NGK pleads guilty to price fixing, to pay $52M fine

     
    Filed under: Maintenance, Government/Legal, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota The ongoing investigation by the Department of Justice into price fixing in the automotive industry has nabbed one more company breaking the law. Japanese parts giant NGK Spark Plug...
  • Iran's Asghar Farhadi to Head Busan Festival Jury

    SEOUL -- Iranian filmmaker, Asghar Farhadi ("A Separation") will lead the main competition jury at October's Busan film festival (Oct. 2-11, 2014) Fellow jurors who will award a $30,000 prize to the winner of the New Currents Asian film competition...
  • Russia, in sanctions retaliation, bars entry to some Japanese citizens

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Friday it had handed Japan's ambassador in Moscow a list of Japanese citizens barred from entering Russia. The ministry said in a statement that the list was a response to visa restrictions that...
  • Japan government turns more cautious on weak factory output

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government turned slightly more cautious about factory output and flagged a risk that April's sales-tax hike could have prolonged effects, a sign that the world's third-biggest economy is struggling with the higher tax and...
  • Japan industry fights 'Minamata' costs as mercury trade ban looms

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government lobbied hard for a global pact that limits mercury use and to name the resulting treaty after Minamata, the site of a homegrown industrial disaster from the 1950s when the toxic metal poured into a river, poisoning...
  • SaikouCon returns to Lehigh Valley as anime remains hot

    SaikouCon returns to Lehigh Valley as anime remains hot
    Have you ever wondered if you had the voice of a hero? Or wondered if maybe, just maybe, you'd look really good in a full body spandex suit … with a mask? Find out this at weekend at SaikouCon 2014, an anime convention devoted to Japanese...
  • End-of-summer color in the perennial garden

    About now, many of our perennial gardens are looking a bit faded. Disease and drought have taken their toll and a good many perennials have finished blooming, leaving us with beautiful memories and unsightly spent flower stalks to remove. With a bit of...
  • From penguins to Sputnik: LACMA's modern kimono show is off the hook

    From penguins to Sputnik: LACMA's modern kimono show is off the hook
    Looping rainbows, twisting lines, wild mountainscapes, penguins on ice floes and even a Soviet satellite. I walked into the Japanese pavilion at the L.A. County Museum of Art the other day expecting an ethereal look at the world of the kimono. What I...
  • Korean film 'Kundo' a martial-arts epic

    "Kundo: Age of the Rampant" may be unknown to the broader American public, but for fans of South Korean cinema, it's already legendary. The film debuted in its home country this year with an opening-day box-office record, smashing the number of the...
  • LLWS title game gets 3.5 rating

    The Sports Xchange LLWS title game gets 3.5 rating The Little League World Series championship game played between South Korea and Illinois on Sunday received a 3.5 overnight rating for ABC, according to Sports Business Daily. It was the highest-...
  • Venice/Toronto: Films Distribution Says 'Goodnight Mommy' (EXCLUSIVE)

    A genre connoisseur, Paris-based Films Distribution has swooped on world sales rights to "Goodnight Mommy," an intriguing combination of an unnerving chiller and production by Austrian auteur Ulrich Seidl. World premiering in Venice Horizons, "Mommy"...
  • 'Maleficent' to be Biggest Hollywood Live Action Film in Japan in Three Years

    TOKYO -- In its 7th week on release in Japan, "Maleficent" has crossed the JPY 6 billion ($58 million) box office landmark, the first live action foreign film to achieve this milestone in three years in Japan, where Hollywood films have fallen out of...