| Nov 14, 2014
| 4:42 PM
The photograph on Tuesday from Beijing was as carefully arranged as a display of Ming china: Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping discussing the world's business as they walked, side by side, across a bridge with ornate, brilliantly illuminated...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
TOKYO -- The 27th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival kicked off on Thursday with a gala opening at the Roppongi Hills entertainment and shopping complex.
The red carpet was trod by nearly 370 fests guests and celebs, including Rie...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:30 AM
TOKYO -- The 27th running of the Tokyo International Film Festival got under way Thursday with pomp and circumstance - and just the right degree of levity.
The opening ceremony in the Roppongi Hills complex was attended by a Japanese princess, two...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:58 PM
China has sent coastguard vessels to disputed waters in the East China Sea after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angered Beijing by sending a ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead from Japan's wars.
The uninhabited islands - which...
| May 31, 2014
| 12:47 PM
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.
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:34 AM
A Japanese artist who made figures of Lady Gaga and a kayak modeled on her vagina said on Wednesday from jail she was "outraged" by her arrest and vowed a court fight against obscenity charges.
Megumi Igarashi, 42, says she was challenging a culture of...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The last exhibit room at the Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall in west Beijing opens with a panel proclaiming: "Chinese and Japanese People Should Be Friends Forever." But in recent months, curators at the museum dedicated to Japan's 1931-...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The economies of Japan, Europe and emerging nations are giving off mixed signals. Here's what we see happening in the next several months.
Japan on the mend. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign to turn Japan's economy around is bearing fruit. But as Abe...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:10 PM
Japan on Tuesday announced a reinterpretation of its pacifist post-World War II Constitution that allows the country's military to help defend the United States and other allies.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the decision by the Cabinet to adjust the...
| Jul 3, 2014
Japan is a close friend and ally of the United States, and a crucial strategic military partner in Asia. But if the going got rough, and, say, North Korea attacked U.S. forces somewhere in the Pacific, could we count on Japanese military support?
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Japanese technology firms are applying their expertise in energy-saving and cloud technology to help farmers cope with shifting weather patterns, an onslaught of cheaper imports and a shrinking workforce.
Panasonic Corp, Fujitsu Ltd and others,...