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Former interpreter for Empress guides Japan House in Los Angeles

National Jun 7, 2018

Former interpreter for Empress guides Japan House in Los Angeles

A former diplomat is promoting Japanese cultural strengths as the head of Tokyo's Japan House facility in Los Angeles. Yuko Kaifu initially turned down the government's offer to serve as president of the Los Angeles branch but eventually relented. "I couldn't remain a bystander when I ...

U.S. lawmakers press Facebook over data sharing with Chinese firms

Asia Pacific Jun 7, 2018

U.S. lawmakers press Facebook over data sharing with Chinese firms

Facebook Inc. faced criticism Wednesday from Republican and Democratic lawmakers who demanded that the social media company be more forthcoming about data it has shared with four Chinese firms. The bipartisan criticism reflects rising frustration in Congress about how Facebook protects the privacy of the ...

Editorials Jun 7, 2018

No deal is better than a bad one in Singapore

When he meets Kim on Tuesday, Trump must remember that it is not just the U.S. that is threatened by North Korea's nuclear and missile programs; a deal that only caps the North's intercontinental missiles will not do.

Refreshing menus kick-start the summer

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Jun 7, 2018

Refreshing menus kick-start the summer

The Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, is offering lunch and afternoon buffets featuring refreshing summer menus until Aug. 31. The Hawaiian-themed lunch buffet at Brasserie Flora is available from 11:30 a.m. every day. The menu consists of Hawaiian delicacies such as ...

Kwansei Gakuin eliminates Gamba Osaka in Emperor's Cup second round

Soccer Jun 7, 2018

Kwansei Gakuin eliminates Gamba Osaka in Emperor's Cup second round

J. League first-division strugglers Gamba Osaka and Nagoya Grampus were ousted from the Emperor's Cup on Wednesday, when teams from the top-two tiers entered the competition in the second round. Gamba, a five-time champion, lost 2-1 at home in extra time against Kwansei Gakuin University, ...