John Kelly defends Donald Trump’s ‘sacred’ call to soldier’s widow

John Kelly defends Donald Trump’s ‘sacred’ call to soldier’s widow

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered an extraordinary denunciation of a Democratic congresswoman Thursday, accusing her of politicizing what he called a “sacred” presidential effort to console the grieving loved ones of a slain soldier.Kelly,...
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Charles Harlan Is Now Represented by Kayne Griffin Corcoran

Charles Harlan Is Now Represented by Kayne Griffin Corcoran

Installation view of “Charles Harlan: Jon Boat,” 2017, at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND KAYNE GRIFFIN CORCORAN Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery in Los Angeles now represents Charles Harlan, the young Georgian-born, New York–b...
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Nissan’s safety scandal widens as cases of misconduct discovered at three more plants

Nissan’s safety scandal widens as cases of misconduct discovered at three more plants

YOKOHAMA – Nissan Motor Co. announced late Thursday it has suspended shipping all the vehicles for the domestic market, after it found that improper inspections had also been conducted at three other assembly plants. This is another blow, coming on...
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‘Manifesto’ era may be over but election campaigns still rife with rosy pledges and vague bottom lines

‘Manifesto’ era may be over but election campaigns still rife with rosy pledges and vague bottom lines

Eight years is a long time in Japanese politics and people are quick to forget, but things were vastly different then. In summer 2009, the Democratic Party of Japan won a sweeping victory against the Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito ruling coalition...
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Election by the numbers: Four key figures to watch for Sunday’s poll

Election by the numbers: Four key figures to watch for Sunday’s poll

As Sunday’s Lower House election draws closer, the Liberal Democratic Party will be paying close attention to benchmarks that measure voter turnout, women’s political representation and the number of seats that would make or break the ruling party. Here ar...
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Ex-Toshiba chief Taizo Nishimuro, prominent business leader, dead at 81

Ex-Toshiba chief Taizo Nishimuro, prominent business leader, dead at 81

Taizo Nishimuro, a former president of technology conglomerate Toshiba Corp. and a leading figure in the Japanese business community, has died at age 81, a Toshiba source said Wednesday. Nishimuro had also headed Japan Post Holdings Co. and Tokyo Stock...
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New IPC head ‘very happy’ about progress made to date for 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

New IPC head ‘very happy’ about progress made to date for 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

New International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons on Thursday declared himself “generally very happy” with preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, and believes “everything is coming together” to make the event a success. “Generally...
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Cases of minors falling prey to crimes via social media rise to a record in the first half

Cases of minors falling prey to crimes via social media rise to a record in the first half

A record number of minors were victims of crimes such as child pornography and prostitution through social media in the first half of 2017, police data showed Thursday. A total of 919 people under 18 fell victim in the January...
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Sled dogs test positive for performance enhancing drug during Iditarod race

Sled dogs test positive for performance enhancing drug during Iditarod race

For the first time in the history of the world’s most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug. But race officials have refused to name the musher involved.Story continues below Several...
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‘I’m Not Surprised There Have Been Critical Reactions’: Omer Fast Responds to Protests at James Cohan Show

‘I’m Not Surprised There Have Been Critical Reactions’: Omer Fast Responds to Protests at James Cohan Show

Protesters at James Cohan Gallery this past Sunday. KAH EAN CHANG Following a protest this past weekend, Omer Fast has responded to criticisms of his show at New York’s James Cohan Gallery, which features an installation that attempts to return...
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Arrangements underway for Trump to meet Emperor during November Tokyo visit

Arrangements underway for Trump to meet Emperor during November Tokyo visit

The Japanese government is arranging a meeting between Emperor Akihito and U.S. President Donald Trump when the U.S. leader visits Tokyo from Nov. 5 to 7, a government source said Wednesday. When Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, made his first visit...
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