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  • Biden on delicate diplomacy mission after tension with China

    Biden on delicate diplomacy mission after tension with China
    BEIJING — How to reassure Japan and South Korea that the United States will stand behind them, without inflaming the Chinese? That is the mission that stands before Vice President Joe Biden as he arrives in the region with a potential crisis...
  • Biden arrives in China amid tensions over air defense zone

    Biden arrives in China amid tensions over air defense zone
    BEIJING -- Vice President Joseph Biden arrived Wednesday in Beijing, hoping to use his past acquaintance with President Xi Jinping to smooth over some major hitches in U.S.-China relations. Overshadowing their meeting has been the showdown over China&...
  • Russia, Japan renew quest for elusive WWII peace treaty

    Russia, Japan renew quest for elusive WWII peace treaty
    World War II lingers for Russia and Japan. Nearly 68 years after the fighting ended, the two Asian powers have yet to sign a peace treaty. That could change now that the leaders of both countries have solid nationalist credentials and could pull off...
  • George Aratani dies at 95; L.A. philanthropist who funded Japanese American causes

    George Aratani dies at 95; L.A. philanthropist who funded Japanese American causes
    George Aratani, a Los Angeles businessman who donated millions of dollars to Japanese American causes, and with his wife endowed the nation’s first academic chair to study the World War II internment of people of Japanese descent and their efforts...
  • Frances Hashimoto dies at 69; Little Tokyo leader, mochi ice cream creator

    Frances Hashimoto dies at 69; Little Tokyo leader, mochi ice cream creator
    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...
  • Sam Jameson dies at 76; former longtime L.A. Times correspondent

    Sam Jameson dies at 76; former longtime L.A. Times correspondent
    Sam Jameson, a former longtime Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent with a deep knowledge of and close personal affinity for Japan, his professional and personal base for half a century, died Friday at a Tokyo hospital. He was 76. The cause of...
  • Donald Richie dies at 88; interpreted Japan for the West

    Donald Richie, an American expatriate in Japan who became that country's preeminent Western interpreter, explaining its culture — from cinema to Zen to tattoos — in books and essays that illuminated the author's psyche as much as that of his...
  • Love Notes: Together, and apart

    Love Notes: Together, and apart
    A long time ago, back when Katsu and Haruko Imamura began dating, they walked into a multiplex — then sat in different theaters. "She went into 'Driving Miss Daisy,' " Katsu remembers. "And I went in to see 'Glory.' " "He likes samurai or action...
  • L.A. now has oodles of noodles

    L.A. now has oodles of noodles
    If the cult of ramen still mystifies you, you could do worse than to grab a counter seat at the new Little Tokyo branch of Shin-Sen-Gumi, a small restaurant chain that introduced high-quality ramen from Japan's Hakata region to Los Angeles. Most ramen...
  • Sharp confesses 'material doubt' about its survival chances

    Sharp confesses 'material doubt' about its survival chances
    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...
  • Japan-China row over islands heats up as WWII anniversary nears

    Japan and China have stepped up their dispute over tiny islands in the East China Sea with naval muscle-flexing and diplomatic reprimands as the potent Aug. 15 anniversary of Japan’s World War II defeat approaches. Tokyo summoned the Chinese...
  • U.S. presses Japan for more access to auto and insurance markets

    U.S. presses Japan for more access to auto and insurance markets
    WASHINGTON -- The top U.S. trade official on Monday pressed Japan to open up its auto and insurance markets as he pushed for the completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Speaking during a stop in Tokyo, U.S. Trade Representative Michael...