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ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2009 | By Jessica Gelt
Less than two weeks ago, a new restaurant opened in Los Feliz named Tangier Korean BBQ of Tokyo. Even in L.A. -- a city that loves the Korean barbecue taco -- a name like that had people scratching their heads. Was it a fusion restaurant, and if so, would we be introduced to Moroccan sushi? Not so much. The name, it turns out, is as weirdly playful as the restaurant itself. Located in the old Tangier bar space along Hillhurst's restaurant row, Tangier is owned by a Korean man named Choongryang Roh who was born in Japan.
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WORLD
March 18, 2011 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
There is no sign that harmful levels of radiation are drifting into Tokyo or other large cities in Japan, according to United Nations and World Health Organization officials. "Dose rates in Tokyo and other cities remain far from levels which would require action; in other words, they are not dangerous to human health," Graham Andrew, an official with the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency, told reporters Friday, according to Reuters. Photos: In Japan, life amid crisis World Health Organization officials in Switzerland gave a similar assessment a day earlier.
NEWS
March 7, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
For late summer travel as well as fall travel to Tokyo, Singapore Airlines has an $870 round-trip fare from LAX that includes all taxes and fees. It is for travel Mondays-Thursdays from Sept. 1 until Nov. 20 and for return any day of the week through February. It is subject to availability. Info: Singapore Air , (800) 742-3333 Source: Airfarewatchdog
NEWS
April 14, 2013
Looking toward Tokyo this spring, summer or fall? Malaysia Airlines is offering an LAX-to-Tokyo round-trip fare for $672 that includes all taxes and fees. Under the terms of the special, departure must be made by May 1, or between Sept. 1 and Dec. 15. The deal, which is subject to availability, must be bought by April 26. Info at Malaysia Airlines Source: Airfarewatchdog.com Follow us on Twitter @latimestravel and like us on Facebook
BUSINESS
January 25, 2014 | By Sarah Hashim-Waris
How well does Google Translate really work? The translation service supports more than 70 languages on Android and iOS (and 80 languages on the desktop version). It gives users voice, text and picture input options. I was hoping to pick up some basic phrases on my recent trip to Tokyo using the free app on my iPhone. Pressing questions like, “Where is the nearest cat cafe?” and “Where is the best place in the city to get nail art?” Disclaimer: there have been complaints about Google Translate's inability to properly decipher certain Asian languages, which come with a buffet line of regional dialects (versus Latin-based tongues)
NEWS
March 8, 1994
Secretary of State Warren Christopher visits Tokyo this week, and is scheduled to go on to Beijing, facing crisis talks at both stops. His meetings in Tokyo, which begin Wednesday, will concentrate on growing trade frictions. The Clinton Administration's decision to renew a provision of trade law that could be used to retaliate against Japanese imports has produced a wave of protests in Japan. U.S.-China relations have reached a low point because of China's human rights record.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2010
Celebrate the art and culture of Japan at Little Tokyo's annual 2010 Cherry Blossom Festival. There will be activities for children, martial arts demonstrations, contemporary and traditional dance performances and more. This year there will also be a stage with Japanese pop performances. 1st Street and Central Avenue, L.A. 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sat, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Free. (626) 683-8243. www.cherryblossom.
NEWS
May 2, 1995
Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama leaves today for a five-day visit to China. In meetings with President Jiang Zemin and Premier Li Peng, he is expected to ask China to use Japan's Bullet Line technology to build an 818-mile, high-speed railway between Beijing and Shanghai at a cost of between $8 billion and $10 billion. The railway line, to be finished by 2000, would reduce traveling time from more than 17 hours to about 7 hours. Last December, Japan agreed to offer China $6.
BUSINESS
June 13, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Tokyo is the most expensive city in the world for expatriates to live, topping a list on which half of the top 10 priciest places are in Asia. Osaka and Nagoya, both in Japan, are also on the list , as are Singapore and Hong Kong. The rest of the top 10 includes Luanda in Angola, Ndjamena in Chad as well as Moscow, Geneva and Zurich in Europe. The first time an American city shows up in the 214-city compilation is one-third down the list, with New York. But as the dollar strengthens against other currencies, other U.S. metropolises are rising in the ranks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2009 | Esmeralda Bermudez
Sumo wrestlers and samurai converged Saturday as the 69th annual Nisei Week Festival drew several thousand people to Little Tokyo. While the wrestlers groaned and charged at one another inside a ring, sword-wielding samurai visiting from Nagoya, Japan, hit the stage to perform a prewar ritual said to have been presented only once before outside Japan. In elaborate 15th and 16th century warrior armor topped with giant horns, the dozen men and women reenacted the moment when Japanese samurai pledged their lives, then marched to battle.
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