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More restaurants tied to food fraud

| Nov 01, 2013

More restaurants tied to food fraud

Following Hankyu Hanshin Hotels Co.'s admission that dozens of its restaurants misrepresented the food on their menus, "revelations" have emerged that several other eateries around the nation are doing the same thing.

Cash users to take brunt of fare hikes

Nov 01, 2013

Cash users to take brunt of fare hikes

Rail and bus operators will raise fares for cash and smart-card users to reflect the 3-point consumption tax hike set for April 1, but they are split over how much to raise the fares. The government will allow the operators to raise fares in ...

Nov 01, 2013

Mr. Abe leaning the wrong way

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's apparent longing to visit the shrine for Japan's war dead before yearend threatens to deprive the nation of a chance to smooth relations with China and South Korea.

Nov 01, 2013

Ethnic unrest in China

The fiery suicide vehicle crash in Tiananmen Square underscores minorities' demands for greater autonomy in China as well as the terror problem for Beijing, despite a growing national economy.

Festival/Tokyo pushes a return to storytelling

Nov 01, 2013

Festival/Tokyo pushes a return to storytelling

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In 2009, when Festival/Tokyo took over from the annual Tokyo International Arts Festival, it burst forth with the slogan “Towards a New Real” and the resolve to stamp the city’s name on the global arts map. Back then the aim was to refresh the ...

The blessing and the curse of being Steve Jobs

Nov 01, 2013

The blessing and the curse of being Steve Jobs

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Filmmaker Joshua Michael Stern has the distinction of directing “Jobs,” the first big-budget movie biopic on one of the world’s most important entrepreneurs: Steve Jobs. The film was bound to come under extreme scrutiny from avid Apple fans, of whom there are many, and ...

'Kiyosu Kaigi (The Kiyosu Conference)'

Nov 01, 2013

'Kiyosu Kaigi (The Kiyosu Conference)'

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Koki Mitani is one of those very Japanese conundrums: Considered a master of comedy and a box-office king at home, he remains little known abroad — despite a career that spans three decades and includes work as a playwright and scriptwriter, as well as ...

'Venuto al Mondo'

Nov 01, 2013

'Venuto al Mondo'

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So many films these days seem to be trying their hardest to be the same, their connect-the-dots three-act narratives all carved from the same stone. Then there’s “Venuto al Mondo” (released in English as “Twice Born”), which features a story that flows like a ...

All Black legends Carter, McCaw to face Japan

Nov 01, 2013

All Black legends Carter, McCaw to face Japan

Richie McCaw will lead New Zealand when it takes on Japan on Saturday, head coach Steve Hansen announced Thursday — although the most capped All Black in history will be playing at No. 8 rather than in his more accustomed No. 7 jersey. McCaw, ...

Uehara fans final batter as Red Sox win World Series

Nov 01, 2013

Uehara fans final batter as Red Sox win World Series

When the Boston Red Sox needed to close out the World Series, they turned to Koji Uehara. The 38-year-old right-hander pitched a perfect ninth inning to finish off a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 on Wednesday night and secure ...