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Japan vows to rescue journalist believed held in Syria

Aug 1, 2018

Japan says it's doing its utmost for the rescue of a Japanese journalist believed to be held in Syria after a video of a man appearing to be him was posted online

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Tokyo 2020 names director for opening and closing ceremonies

Jul 30, 2018

A renowned actor in traditional Japanese theater has been named creative director for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

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Taiwan denounces China moves to limit its global profile

Jul 26, 2018

Taiwan is denouncing China's latest moves to increase its global isolation

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The Latest: Police say man injured setting off embassy blast

Jul 26, 2018

Chinese police say the explosion outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing was caused by a small homemade device wielded by a 26-year-old man who hurt only himself

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Chinese leaders order probe over vaccine scandal

Jul 23, 2018

China's leaders order an investigation after violations by a rabies vaccine maker prompts public outcry

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Tokyo's 1964 Olympics echo through the city's 2020 games

Jul 21, 2018

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will reuse some classic venues from the city's '64 games

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Japan police search home of nurse in hospital poison deaths

Jul 12, 2018

Japanese authorities have raided the apartment of a nurse in custody on suspicion of poisoning to death at least two elderly patients at a terminal care hospital

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Chinese tech giant Tencent plans US listing for music arm

Jul 9, 2018

Tencent, China's most valuable tech company, says it plans to spin off its streaming music service on a U.S. stock exchange

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Japanese media report several followers of Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult also executed over deadly attacks.

Jul 6, 2018

Japanese media report several followers of Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult also executed over deadly attacks.

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Media reports say Japanese doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara, mastermind of deadly Tokyo subway gassing, is executed

Jul 6, 2018

Media reports say Japanese doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara, mastermind of deadly Tokyo subway gassing, is executed

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