Jul 1, 2014

U.S. sushi prices show New York is on a roll

by Selina Wang

Sushi restaurants in New York and Greenwich, Connecticut rank among the most expensive locales in the U.S. to buy the Japanese cuisine for the third year in a row. The price of basic sushi at New York restaurants was about 26 percent higher than ...

The naked American at Narita airport

| Jun 25, 2014

The naked American at Narita airport

by Baye Mcneil

Leaving Narita, stripped of your African accoutrement and any other identifiers that speak to your nationality and sensibilities, you advance through an array of unfamiliar sights and sounds, just as brown and naked as the day you were born.

Jun 11, 2014

N.Y. plan for fleet of Nissan taxis ruled legal

New York’s plan for a new fleet of cabs from Nissan Motor Co. is legal, an appeals court ruled, overturning an earlier judgment that said the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission had overstepped its authority by requiring owners to buy a specific vehicle. The ...

Remains of 9/11 dead interred at WTC site

May 11, 2014

Remains of 9/11 dead interred at WTC site

The unidentified remains of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack returned to the World Trade Center site in a solemn procession on a foggy Saturday morning. The remains left the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Manhattan’s East Side shortly ...

May 3, 2014

NYC train derails, injuring a dozen

A subway train carrying 1,000 passengers shook through a tunnel, tilted and derailed on Friday, injuring more than a dozen people and frightening scores of others with sparks, smoke and sudden darkness. Four people suffered serious injuries and were hospitalized, firefighters said. Some complained ...

Nuclear foes rally in U.S. cities on 3/11 anniversary

Mar 12, 2014

Nuclear foes rally in U.S. cities on 3/11 anniversary

Roughly 50 protesters rallied Tuesday in front of the Consulate General of Japan in New York to oppose the government’s embrace of nuclear power, as people around the world marked the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. “We have a responsibility to speak ...

NJ judge throws out NYPD spying lawsuit

Feb 21, 2014

NJ judge throws out NYPD spying lawsuit

The New York Police Department’s intelligence unit didn’t discriminate against Muslims with far-reaching surveillance aimed at identifying “budding terrorist conspiracies” at mosques and other locations in New Jersey, a federal judge ruled on Thursday. In a written decision filed in federal court in Newark, ...

Feb 12, 2014

Sea of Japan dual name bill introduced in New York State

Two New York state lawmakers said Monday that they have introduced legislation to require all new public school textbooks used in the state to refer to the waters between Japan and South Korea as the East Sea as well as the Sea of Japan. ...