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Japan

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Top Japan Articles

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  • U.S. customs surprise Japanese visitors

     U.S. customs surprise Japanese visitors
    Six students from Okazaki, Japan, took center stage this week to share a bit of their culture with students at Ensign Intermediate School in Newport Beach. For more than 30 years, the Newport-Balboa Rotary Club, working in conjunction with the Newport...
  • Sparks provides boost for Team USA

    UTSUNOMIYA, Japan — Taylor Sparks, making his first start of the series against the Japan National Team, drove in three runs on three hits to lead the Collegiate National Team to an 8-2 win Wednesday. Sparks, who went three for five and scored...
  • Music with a message

    Music with a message
    On Saturday, the Irvine Barclay Theatre will be the site of classical music — and caffeine. Organic coffee company Urth Caffe is coming to Laguna Beach in the summer. But married co-owners Shallom and Jilla Berkman plan to introduce their...
  • Hats off to the USS Orange County

    Hats off to the USS Orange County
    The doughy LSTs, or landing ship tanks in military parlance, were the U.S. Navy's amphibious landing workhorses of World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. Flat-bottomed and keel-less, the 328-foot LSTs, their guns blazing, crawled onto...
  • Billy Paul Brown January 11, 1931 - November 25, 2013

    Billy Paul Brown  January 11, 1931 - November 25, 2013
    Billy Brown was born in Abilene, Texas and moved to Northern California as a teenager with his parents Henry Claude & Mary Pollock Brown, and his sister, Hazel Marie. There he met the love of his life, Dixie Lee Skiles. They were married in 1952. He...
  • Community & Clubs: Celebrating 30 years of sisterhood

    The Newport Beach Sister City Assn. will celebrate in 2014 the 30th anniversary of the relationship with Okazaki, Japan, according to Connie Skibba, Sister City board member. "The twinning cities have enjoyed a warm and mutually supportive friendship,...
  • Student exchange applications available

    The Newport Balboa Rotary Club and the Newport Beach Sister Cities Assn. are accepting applications for their 31st annual student exchange with Okazaki, Japan. Seven eighth-grade Newport Beach students will travel to Okazaki for 10 days in June. The...
  • Reel Critics: 'Peabody' fun despite padding

    Reel Critics: 'Peabody' fun despite padding
    My childhood memories of "Rocky & Bullwinkle" cartoons are personal treasures. The sarcastic observations of the smart aleck characters were a giant leap beyond the silly humor of other kid fare on TV in the 1960s. Pop culture, history and the Cold War...
  • Commentary: Work to stop the dolphin slaughter

    In Japan, the annual slaughter of dolphins, porpoises and small whales continues. Starting Sept. 1, and usually continuing through March, fishermen herd whole families of small cetaceans into a shallow bay and mercilessly stab and drown them to death....
  • Lexus concept car designed in Newport

    Lexus is looking to put some zip back in its lineup of luxury cars. Designers at the Toyota studio in Newport Beach have developed a concept car, the LF-LC 2+2 sport coupe, to be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next...
  • Community Commentary: Is coastal Orange County tsunami ready?

    As the Fukushima Daichi nuclear tragedy in Japan continues to unfold, some Orange County residents wonder what it might be like if anything like it happened here. Such a nightmare for folks along the Orange Coast would impact us all. A tidal wave of...
  • The Crowd: Artistic vision helps shape community

    A most significant contribution to the Orange County landscape by businessman-philanthropist Henry T. Segerstrom, that is also possibly the least recognized, is his artistic vision, and the elevated standard demanded by that vision. Last week in Laguna...