Entertainment

Japan's Akihito seen as devoted to duties, open to new ideas

Feb 22, 2019

Japan's Emperor Akihito, who will abdicate the throne in April, is seen as being open to new ideas and keenly aware of his duties

Saudi crown prince in China on latest stop of Asian tour

Feb 21, 2019

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in China on the latest stop of a sweep through Asia aiming to expand the kingdom's influence on the continent

K-pop and fancy sneakers: Kim Jong Un's cultural revolution

Feb 14, 2019

North Korean pop culture, long dismissed as a throwback to the dark days of Stalinist kitsch, is getting a makeover under leader Kim Jong Un

Zhang Yimou's 'One Second' dropped from Berlin film festival

Feb 13, 2019

The latest film from famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou has been dropped from the Berlin International Film Festival for "technical reasons"

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

Feb 12, 2019

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee, a contender for the 100-meter butterfly gold medal at next year's Olympics in Tokyo, has been diagnosed with leukemia

Sony boosts profit on tax cut, yen, sales of music, movies

Feb 1, 2019

Sony boosts profit on tax cut, yen, entertainment segment

Nintendo chief: Seeking growth sources as Switch sales slow

Feb 1, 2019

Nintendo chief says company to count on business outside the game sector as sales of its Switch console machines fall short of forecasts

Japanese fans celebrate Osaka's rise to top of tennis world

Jan 27, 2019

Led by a congratulatory tweet from the prime minister, Japan reveled in Naomi Osaka's dramatic Australian Open win on Sunday

Nissan unveils new Leaf car after Ghosn's arrest delays it

Jan 9, 2019

Nissan is showing the beefed up version of its hit Leaf electric car as the Japanese automaker seeks to distance itself from the arrest of its star executive Carlos Ghosn

Japan emperor greets public in final New Year's appearance

Jan 2, 2019

Japanese Emperor Akihito has waved to throngs of well-wishers eager to see his final New Year's appearance before abdicating in several months

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