Celebrity

Armisen startled after discovering he's 'quarter Korean'

Oct 13, 2017

American actor and comedian Fred Armisen has just learned that his grandfather was a legendary dancer from Japan who allegedly volunteered in propaganda work for the Third Reich and moonlighted as a spy for the emperor in Tokyo

Donaldson sets up meeting with Nadal in Shanghai Masters

Oct 8, 2017

Jared Donaldson of the U.S. enjoyed an early birthday present in beating Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4 in the Shanghai Masters first round

Brazilian player apologizes for offensive gesture in Japan

Sep 16, 2017

Brazilian tennis player Guilherme Clezar has apologized for an offensive gesture during a Davis Cup match against Japan

Japanese princess engaged to college love; wedding next year

Sep 3, 2017

Japan's palace has announced that Japanese Emperor Akihito's oldest grandchild, Princess Mako, is getting married to her university classmate

Hong Kong businessman and socialite David Tang dies at 63

Aug 30, 2017

David Tang, a flamboyant and outspoken socialite and entrepreneur who founded the Shanghai Tang fashion brand, has died

Hong Kong activist says Chinese tortured him for Messi photo

Aug 11, 2017

Hong Kong's main pro-democracy party says one of its members was briefly abducted and tortured by suspected mainland Chinese security agents because he planned to send a signed photo of soccer star Lionel Messi to a dissident's widow

Rising Chinese politician under investigation for corruption

Jul 24, 2017

China's ruling Communist Party says a rising star once tipped for a top leadership post is under investigation

Ex-judo star poised to win Mongolia presidential runoff

Jul 8, 2017

A populist business tycoon and former judo star is poised to take down the Mongolian ruling party's candidate in a runoff election for president

Japanese club Vissel Kobe has high expectations for Podolski

Jul 6, 2017

Japanese club Vissel Kobe rolled out the red carpet for German striker Lukas Podolski on Thursday, hoping the high-profile signing will improve their fortunes in the J-League

Japan lower house OKs bill allowing emperor to abdicate

Jun 2, 2017

A bill allowing the 83-year-old emperor to abdicate has cleared the more powerful chamber of Japan's parliament

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