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  • Soccer-playing robot gives Obama a break in Japan

    Soccer-playing robot gives Obama a break in Japan
    TOKYO — During a long day in the coded world of Japanese diplomacy, President Obama’s easiest conversation Thursday was with a robot. “I can kick a soccer ball,” said the Honda humanoid to the president. “OK, come on,&...
  • Japan-South Korea tension a hurdle for Obama's Asia strategy

    SEOUL — As he hops around the Western Pacific this week, President Obama hopes to unite much of Asia around a free-trade deal, updated alliances and a new power balance. But he first must persuade two of America's closest allies to stop squabbling....
  • China rebukes Hagel's 'intimidation' charge in sea dispute

    China rebukes Hagel's 'intimidation' charge in sea dispute
    Chinese officials reacted angrily Saturday to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's suggestions that China was using “intimidation, coercion” and the “threat of force” to assert its claims in the South China Sea. Hagel's remarks...
  • Narendra Modi: Promising The Good Times

    Narendra Modi: Promising The Good Times
    INDIA brims with colourful politicians, but none has quite the sense of political theatre of Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He swept into Varanasi, India’s most ancient city, on May 17th pledging to clean the Ganges, its...
  • Japan and America: Closer allies

    Japan and America: Closer allies
    For the prime minister, Shinzo Abe, it was a milestone. On May 15th a panel published its long-awaited report recommending that the country's "self-defence forces" (SDF) be allowed to act more like a normal army. At present, in Article Nine of its...
  • Justin Bieber apologizes after Japan shrine visit sparks anger, trial pushed back

    Justin Bieber apologizes after Japan shrine visit sparks anger, trial pushed back
    Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, whose tumultuous life has landed him in trouble more than once, on Wednesday apologized for a visit to a Tokyo shrine at the center of a bitter international row over Japan's wartime aggression. Bieber, 20, posted a...
  • Airline passengers at front lines of dispute over China air zone

    Airline passengers at front lines of dispute over China air zone
    TOKYO -- Although she is a seasoned traveler who frequently flies the route between Tokyo and Hong Kong, Kazuyo Ito confessed to some preflight anxiety as she checked in Thursday for Japan Airlines Flight 29. "It is a little scary," said the 59-year-...
  • Obama's dithering on Syria puts the economy at risk

    Obama's dithering on Syria puts the economy at risk
    President Barack Obama's vacillation on Syria — first delaying military action and then booting the decision to Congress — poses grave threats to U.S. prosperity. Imminent military action, especially in the Middle East, instigates fears of...
  • Tom Hanks Walks Green Carpet at Tokyo Fest's Opening Night

    The 26th edition of the Tokyo Intl. Film Festival opened Oct. 17 with dozens of stars and celebs from Japan, Asia and elsewhere walking the green carpet (made from recycled materials to symbolizes the fest's eco theme) and greeting hundreds of fans and...
  • Fukushima fishermen watch recovery slip away

    SOMA, Japan — For much of his life, Koichi Matsumoto, 58, happily slipped out of bed in the dead of night to work on a fishing trawler. But these days, his catch is tree branches, tires and other rubble still adrift since the massive earthquake...
  • Sultan's vision realized: New 'Iron Silk Road' links Europe, Asia

    Turkey brought to life a 150-year-old vision of the Ottoman sultans on Tuesday with the opening of a submerged tunnel linking Europe and Asia and repurposing the fabled Silk Route from caravan to rail service. The $4-billion Marmaray project will...