Crews douse two large fires in Los Angeles

Dec 9, 2014

Crews douse two large fires in Los Angeles

Two raging fires in Los Angeles destroyed a massive residential complex under construction, heavily damaged a building undergoing renovations and snarled rush hour traffic while raining ash over a large area early Monday. More than 250 firefighters fought a downtown blaze that was sparked ...

Nov 15, 2014

Japanese man shot dead in LA parking lot

A Japanese man was shot dead near a parking lot for a Yoshinoya “gyudon” restaurant in Inglewood, a suburb of Los Angeles, local media reported. Three people are believed to have been involved in the assault, which took place around 4 a.m. last Sunday, ...

Beppu bamboo art on display in LA

Oct 1, 2014

Beppu bamboo art on display in LA

Artists from Beppu, Oita Prefecture, which is famous for bamboo products, are exhibiting works made of bamboo for sale at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles. The purpose of the event is to promote Beppu’s traditional bamboo crafts as artworks ...

Sony pins hopes on gaming unit to shore up profits

Jun 11, 2014

Sony pins hopes on gaming unit to shore up profits

by Keiichiro Otsuka

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.’s release of a plethora of software titles in the coming month for the PlayStation 4 will be followed closely by its financially struggling parent company. As the 2014 Electronics Entertainment Expo, or E3, opened Tuesday, Sony Corp. is betting that ...

Sep 11, 2013

U.S. students send 'miracle boat' back to Rikuzentakata

A boat sent adrift by the 2011 tsunami and found earlier this year on the California coast has begun its journey back to Japan, thanks to the efforts of high school students in Crescent City. The 6-meter-long fishing boat belongs to Takata High School ...

Jul 12, 2013

Saudi princess charged with human trafficking in U.S.

A Saudi princess was to be released from a U.S. jail on bail Thursday after being charged with enslaving a Kenyan woman, forcing her to work in abusive conditions and withholding her passport. Meshael Alayban, 42, one of six wives of a grandson of ...