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More restaurants tied to food fraud

| Oct 31, 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.

Another study report on Novartis drug found inappropriate

Oct 31, 2013

Another study report on Novartis drug found inappropriate

Shiga University of Medical Science on Thursday became the third Japanese institution to conclude that a clinical study report on Novartis Pharma K.K.'s Diovan blood pressure-lowering drug contained doubtful data and was inappropriate. A Novartis Pharma employee's participation in the clinical study on the drug ...

All Black legends Carter, McCaw to face Japan

/ Oct 31, 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, who ...

Festival/Tokyo pushes a return to storytelling

Oct 31, 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 event, ...

The blessing and the curse of being Steve Jobs

Oct 31, 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 ...

'Jobs'

/ Oct 31, 2013

'Jobs'

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The centerpiece of "Jobs" isn't really Steve Jobs but the portrayal of Steve Jobs by Ashton Kutcher — whose fame heretofore had rested largely on the fact that he was married to Demi Moore. Who would have thought the guy who oozes Hollywood charm ...

'Kiyosu Kaigi (The Kiyosu Conference)'

/ Oct 31, 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'

/ Oct 31, 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 ...

'Behind the Candelabra'

/ Oct 31, 2013

'Behind the Candelabra'

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When Steven Soderbergh shopped around his Liberace biopic project, practically every studio in Hollywood took a pass on it, causing the director to publicly renounce the movie biz and say he was moving to TV, where he made the film for cable network HBO. ...