Yogis throng Times Square to fete solstice

Jun 21, 2016

Yogis throng Times Square to fete solstice

Following a long-held tradition, thousands of yoga fans gathered in New York’s Times Square on Monday to mark the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. During the 14th edition of the annual event, yogis transformed the famous intersection in one of the ...

Best time to tour the U.N.? Not during a crisis

Jun 18, 2016

Best time to tour the U.N.? Not during a crisis

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If you want to take a tour of the United Nations complex, don’t do it during an international crisis. A public tour of the U.N. routinely includes such stops as the venerable General Assembly Hall, where representatives of the 193 member states meet to ...

Big Apple wages transgender-friendly bathroom campaign

Jun 7, 2016

Big Apple wages transgender-friendly bathroom campaign

New York kicked off a campaign Monday to promote transgender people’s rights to use bathrooms that match their gender identity, a heated topic in the United States. The campaign follows Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive order in March mandating city facilities allow people to ...

Jun 4, 2016

N.Y. chef Bouley named Japanese cuisine ambassador

Renowned New York chef David Bouley, whose downtown restaurants include the kaiseki (traditional multi-course cuisine) mainstay Brushstroke, received the honorary title of Japanese cuisine goodwill ambassador on Friday.

Jun 2, 2016

JAL ditches plan for Haneda-New York flights this fall

ork Japan Airlines Co. has abandoned plans to begin flights between Haneda airport and New York this fall, sources said Wednesday. The move came as the transport ministry plans to apply rules limiting the opening of new routes by JAL, which was rehabilitated from ...

Litigants claim Trump University staff out to defraud, squeeze students

Jun 2, 2016

Litigants claim Trump University staff out to defraud, squeeze students

Newly unsealed court documents in a case against White House hopeful Donald Trump’s “university” reveal allegations from ex-employees that the now-defunct business preyed on the uneducated and misled consumers with aggressive marketing that amounted to fraud. The most damning revelations came from former staffers ...

Sushi Ginza Onodera rolls into the Big Apple

May 27, 2016

Sushi Ginza Onodera rolls into the Big Apple

An upscale sushi restaurant opened in downtown New York in late May, with Japanese chefs serving authentic sushi using fish and rice airlifted from Japan. The restaurant Sushi Ginza Onodera was set up by LEOC International Co., a Hong Kong-based affiliate of LEOC Co., ...