Titanic menu, JFK limo license plates head to auction block

World Nov 7, 2015

Titanic menu, JFK limo license plates head to auction block

A menu from the last dinner served to first-class passengers aboard the Titanic before it sank in 1912 is among a few surviving artifacts from the ill-fated ship's journey that were to be auctioned off on Saturday. The menu was up for bid in a ...

Kennedy thanks woman who gave 'hina' doll set to her father

National Feb 26, 2015

Kennedy thanks woman who gave 'hina' doll set to her father

U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy on Thursday thanked by letter an elderly woman who decades ago sent a set of traditional "hina" dolls to her father, President John F. Kennedy. The donor, former grocer Tsuyako Matsumoto, 92, now lives in a nursing home in Kitami, Hokkaido ...

A butler who brought color to the White House

Film Feb 13, 2014

A butler who brought color to the White House

by Kaori Shoji

"The Butler" director Lee Daniels didn't start out as a filmmaker but as an owner of a nursing agency in Los Angeles. "So I know how to gather funds, get the people, and treat filmmaking like a business," he tells The Japan Times. "At ...