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This picture, taken on June 3, 2004, shows Japanese industrial designer Kenji Ekuan in Tokyo. Ekuan, who created a classic soy-sauce bottle that decorated store shelves and kitchen counters across the world, died at 85 at a hospital in Tokyo on February 8, 2015. One of the key pioneers in the modern Japanese industrial designs, Ekuan designed a sauce dispenser for Kikkoman in 1961.  AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS    JAPAN OUT        (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Designer Of Iconic Soy Sauce Bottle, Bullet Train Dies

The Japanese industrial designer responsible for the iconic red-capped soy sauce dispenser and other designs and logos died on Sunday.

02/09/2015

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Study Says Music Helps Young Couples Fall In Love Easier

Those who believe in “love at first sight” thing might have to rethink things—it’s looking like music may have a surprising impact on young lovers.

02/05/2015

Stephanie Robesky

San Francisco Entrepreneur Completes ‘Bachelorette’ Tokyo Dinner Date Contest; Has Plans For Other Finalists

A San Francisco entrepreneur who secured a highly-coveted reservation to an exclusive restaurant in Japan has pulled off her much-publicized online ‘Bachelorette’-style contest to find a dinner date – and now has additional plans for those applicants who didn’t make the cut.

01/29/2015

Stephanie Robesky. (CBS)

San Francisco Woman Takes Applications For Dinner Date At Prestigious Restaurant In Japan

A Bay Area woman beat incredible odds to snag a table for two at what has been declared the best restaurant in the world, but she doesn’t have a date. She is deciding to take applications and more than 150 men have applied so far.

01/12/2015

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Japan Shaken By Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake

A earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck off the coast of Japan Wednesday near Chiba, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s automated seismograph alert network.

10/15/2014

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See Pixar’s ‘San Fransokyo’ In ‘Big Hero 6′

The gorgeous San Francisco-Tokyo themed city is the setting in the new Pixar animated film…

10/10/2014

Japan, volcano, island, Nishinoshima

Tsunami Feared From Growing Lava Mass On Volcanic Island Off Japan

An volcanic island that is erupting off the coast of Japan is could trigger a tsunami if part of the newly-formed lava slopes collapse into the sea, according to an earthquake expert.

08/20/2014

A seismograph at CBS Boston records the Maine earthquake. (CBS)

17 Hurt As Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Rattles Tokyo

A strong earthquake jolted Tokyo early Monday, rattling windows and nerves though there were no initial reports of major damage. The national broadcaster NHK, citing local authorities, said 17 people were reported injured, some of them from falls as the quake struck.

05/04/2014

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Toyota Recalls More Than 6 Million Vehicles For Variety Of Problems

No injuries or crashes have been reported related to the recalls announced Wednesday. But two reports of fires are linked to one of the problems, a defective engine starter that can keep the motor running.

04/09/2014

Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport

Japanese Airline Increases Dreamliner San Jose To Tokyo Flights

Non-stop service between San Jose and Tokyo that just resumed in June began daily departures Wednesday, two months ahead of schedule.

07/10/2013

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