Japan’s prince makes first trip – Dedication Rite

Two-month-old Prince Hisahito, Emperor Akihito's first grandson, was taken Tuesday to the Kashikodokoro (Place of Awe), one of three shrines on the grounds of the Imperial Palace, for a Shinto dedication ceremony. It was the first time the infant has left the Akasaka Estate in the Motoakasaka district, where his father and mother, Prince Akishino … Continue reading Japan’s prince makes first trip – Dedication Rite

Tsunami warning in Japan, Russia after major quake

TOKYO (Reuters) - A tsunami warning was issued for northern Japan and Russia's northeastern coast after a major quake shook the Kurile islands on Wednesday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said. NHK public television in Japan said the first wave of the tsunami was expected to arrive shortly after 9 p.m. (1200 GMT) … Continue reading Tsunami warning in Japan, Russia after major quake

Lee “Scratch” Perry talks God, ganja and Japanese gadgets

Musical resumes don't get much more impressive than Lee "Scratch" Perry's, the Jamaican maverick credited with inventing both dub and reggae. Now 70, Perry was a talent scout for Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's famed Studio One in the late 1950s and early '60s; he pioneered sampling with his first single, "People Funny Boy," in 1968; invented … Continue reading Lee “Scratch” Perry talks God, ganja and Japanese gadgets