| Mar 25, 2015
| 1:16 AM
Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that he supported the proposed development of a Chinese-backed Asian regional bank as long as it was transparent and not run by a single country.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia would announce its...
| Mar 24, 2015
Japan's future prosperity will depend on improving its lagging productivity, says a report by McKinsey Global Institute that urges companies to boost their competitiveness by better use of their workers.
Japan's population of about 127 million began...
| Mar 24, 2015
The governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa ordered a Defense Ministry branch to suspend all work in the area where a key U.S. military air base is to be relocated, in a growing confrontation between the island and the central government....
| Mar 20, 2015
| 3:21 AM
For the first time in nearly three years, the foreign ministers of China, South Korea and Japan will meet Saturday for trilateral talks that could pave the way for a new era of cooperation – or prolong festering animosities rooted in the World War...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 8:51 AM
One is a freelance journalist respected for his reporting on refugees and children in war zones. The other is a man who seems obsessed with guns and went to Syria to train with fighters.
Despite their differing backgrounds and passions, their paths...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 3:00 AM
For hundreds of thousands of Chinese travelers visiting Japan during the Chinese New Year holiday, the top item on their souvenir lists was headed straight for their bottoms.
Chinese tourists flooded Japan last week, spending an estimated $959 million...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 10:41 AM
Toyota this week officially rolled out what it's betting will mark "a turning point" in automotive history — a sleek, affordable, eco-friendly "future" car that can drive for 300 miles, takes less than five minutes to charge and comes with three...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:54 AM
Japan emerged from a brief recession in the fourth quarter, but growth was less than forecast, signaling continued problems for the nation's long-struggling economy.
The government reported Monday that total economic output, or gross domestic product,...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 4:21 AM
The killing of two Japanese taken hostage by the Islamic State group has violently driven home the high stakes Japan faces and limited options it can muster in such circumstances.
It also offers a glimpse into how Japan is struggling to handle the...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 4:29 AM
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended his policy toward terrorism, as the flag at his official residence flew at half-staff Monday in a mark of mourning for two hostages killed by the Islamic State group.
During a long day of parliamentary debate,...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 7:34 PM
Islamic State militants have beheaded a Japanese journalist, according to video released Saturday on the Internet, ending a wrenching drama that has gripped Japan and jolted another close U.S. ally, Jordan.
The grisly slaying of Kenji Goto, 47, an...