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The leaders of Russia and Japan acknowledged Tuesday that settling a decades-long dispute over four island disputes poses a daunting challenge, but vowed to continue negotiations. The Soviet Union seized Shikotan, Kunashiri and Etorofu and the Habomai islets, known in Japan as the Northern Territories, ...
Two Japanese films were among nominations for the 2019 Academy Awards, announced early Tuesday morning. Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Manbiki Kazoku," titled "Shoplifters" overseas, was nominated for the Oscar for best foreign-language film. "Mirai," directed by Mamoru Hosoda, was among the nominees for best animated feature. The last Japanese ...