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Sweden's king, Japan's emperor mark 150 years of diplomacy

Apr 23, 2018

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has escorted Japanese Emperor at a special exhibit on Swedish natural sciences opening in Tokyo marking 150 years of diplomacy

ZTE protests US penalty, says it is seeking solution

Apr 20, 2018

Chinese tech giant ZTE Corp. has warned a ban on access to U.S. technology threatens the company's survival and said it is looking for a legal solution

North Korea has a new budget and it's full of fiscal hijinks

Apr 19, 2018

North Korean Economics 101: Pyongyang's new national budget reflects steady growth, gives big boosts to just about everything and perplexes experts trying to understand what's really going on

Japan finance official quits over alleged sexual misconduct

Apr 19, 2018

Japan's vice finance minister resigned over sexual harassment allegations in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government

Seoul says parts of inter-Korean summit will be aired live

Apr 18, 2018

North and South Korea have agreed to allow live television broadcasts for parts of the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in next week

Kim Jong Un turns to his wife and sister to soften his image

Apr 18, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be testing out a new strategy to shake up the image of his authoritarian regime _ he's putting the spotlight on the women in his life

China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

Apr 17, 2018

One of China's top social networking sites has announced that it will no longer be "cleaning up" content related to homosexuality following strong online opposition to the plan

Ohtani's electrifying start to MLB career a big hit in Japan

Apr 14, 2018

Ohtani's electrifying start to MLB career a big hit in Japan where his games are shown live in the morning by national broadcaster NHK

Studio Ghibli co-founder, director Isao Takahata dies at 82

Apr 6, 2018

Isao Takahata, co-founder of the prestigious Japanese animator Studio Ghibli that stuck to a hand-drawn "manga" look in the face of digital filmmaking, has died at 82

NKorean leader Kim watches performance by SKorean pop stars

Apr 2, 2018

South Korean media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has watched a rare performance by South Korean pop stars visiting Pyongyang

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China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

Apr 17, 2018

One of China's top social networking sites has announced that it will no longer be "cleaning up"...

Taiwan suspect in US school attack plot had 'unusual ideas'

Mar 30, 2018

People who knew the 18-year-old Taiwanese exchange student charged in the U.S. with threatening to...

Facebook fined in South Korea for limiting user access

Mar 21, 2018

South Korean telecoms regulator fines Facebook for limiting access to its services

World shares waver as investors await Fed decision on rates

Mar 21, 2018

World shares waver as investors await Federal Reserve decision on interest rates

Asian stocks advance ahead of Fed meeting, Tokyo closed

Mar 21, 2018

Asian stock markets advance ahead of Federal Reserve meeting

Global shares mixed as investors watch Facebook, Fed

Mar 20, 2018

Global shares mixed as investors watch Facebook shares and ahead of Federal Reserve meeting

Media

Japan finance official quits over alleged sexual misconduct

Apr 19, 2018

Japan's vice finance minister resigned over sexual harassment allegations in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government

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Seoul says parts of inter-Korean summit will be aired live

Apr 18, 2018

North and South Korea have agreed to allow live television broadcasts for parts of the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in next week

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China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

Apr 17, 2018

One of China's top social networking sites has announced that it will no longer be "cleaning up" content related to homosexuality following strong online opposition to the plan

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Ohtani's electrifying start to MLB career a big hit in Japan

Apr 14, 2018

Ohtani's electrifying start to MLB career a big hit in Japan where his games are shown live in the morning by national broadcaster NHK

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Taiwan suspect in US school attack plot had 'unusual ideas'

Mar 30, 2018

People who knew the 18-year-old Taiwanese exchange student charged in the U.S. with threatening to shoot up his school say he liked guns and wanted to join the police

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Communist Party will regulate China's media, film industry

Mar 23, 2018

The Communist Party is taking direct control of China's broadcasters and will regulate everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs in a move that tightens party supervision over public...

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