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  • A wealth of absorbing art exhibits in Washington

    A wealth of absorbing art exhibits in Washington
    Artistic attractions well worth wending your way to Washington for include two winning exhibits devoted to Whistler and Wyeth, as well as a fascinating show pairing Degas with Cassatt. There's a towering, even titillating, Titian, too. Conveniently,...
  • Nissan's Carlos Ghosn taps the brakes on autonomous car progress

     
    Filed under: Japan, Technology, Nissan "Self-driving cars remain a long way from commercial reality." Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn shocked the automotive industry last year when he announced that his company plans to offer consumers an autonomous car by 2020.....
  • Japan and China: Highlights tour includes airfare from LAX

    Japan and China: Highlights tour includes airfare from LAX
    If you’re willing to bundle up and don't mind the cold, Pacific Delight Tours has an airfare-included tour in December that highlights major attractions in Japan and China. The 10-day excursion begins in Tokyo, where you will have a full day to...
  • After 70 years, fallen WWII soldier to come home

    After 70 years, fallen WWII soldier to come home
    DNA tests have finally put to rest the mystery of a soldier who went missing on the island of Saipan during World War II some 70 years ago. Dog tags and remains found in August were recently identified as U.S. Army Pvt. Bernard Gavrin, who was reporting...
  • Mazda unveils 2016 Mazda2 hatchback for global market

    Mazda unveils 2016 Mazda2 hatchback for global market
    An all-new version of Mazda’s tidy 2 hatchback broke cover Thursday, giving us a look at the future of Japan’s favorite car. The 2016 model will be the fourth generation of the subcompact car in Japan, where it’s known as the Demio. It&...
  • Korea's PiFan Lines Up Festival of Monsters and Sex Maniacs

    SEOUL -- The 17th edition of PiFan got underway Thursday in Bucheon, a far-flung suburb of western Seoul. Considering the anonymity of the destination, the Bucheon International Festival of Fantastic Film to give it its full name, has built a standout...
  • Japan PM's policy shift risks dangerous path: Veteran politician Ozawa

    TOKYO (Reuters) - When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe loosened the limits of Japan's pacifist constitution to drop a ban on its military fighting overseas, many experts said it was a step toward becoming a "normal country" able to do more in its own defense....
  • Japan inflation expected to dip in June, rise again later in year

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's consumer price inflation is expected to ease slightly in June as the increase in import costs from a weak yen fades, but prices are likely to accelerate later this year if a tight labor market pushes up wages. Exports in June...
  • Whisky, wasabi, saffron and Bobbie Bear lead Tasmania's niche charge

    NABOWLA Australia (Reuters) - Half a dozen older ladies, all kitted out in lilac shirts, chat affably as they rhythmically stuff and sew up cuddly purple-colored bears, cups of tea littering their workspace. It could easily be a women's club gathering...
  • Even in isolated, pristine Tasmania, pressure to allow GMO farming

    POWRANNA Australia (Reuters) - Thousands of Black Angus bulls snort steam gently into the frigid early morning air at Tasmania's largest cattle feedlot as they jostle for space at a long grain trough. The pitch black cattle, blending into their muddy...
  • Meet the Kanjozoku, Osaka's infamous street racers

     
    Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Performance, Japan, Videos, Hatchback, Honda Street racing is obviously illegal and incredibly dangerous, but that has never stopped people from doing it. While we don't hear nearly as much about the scourge of Japanese...
  • Diplomatic tensions hurting business for one third of Japan firms

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Diplomatic tensions with China and South Korea are hurting business for a third of Japanese firms, a Reuters poll found, with executives citing a drop-off in sales and difficulties in making deals work. Below are the questions and...