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July 05, 2020
Tokyo governor wins 2nd term, buoyed by handling of virus
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has won a second term to head the Japanese capital, propelled to an election victory Sunday by public ...
June 30, 2020
Japan to boost space cooperation with US in revised policy
Japan said Monday it will step up its defense capability in space and improve its ability to detect and track missiles, while ...
June 26, 2020
Japan confirms its scrapping US missile defense system
Japan’s National Security Council has endorsed plans to cancel the deployment of two costly land-based U.S. missile defense ...
June 24, 2020
Asia Today: Beijing's outbreak appears to be waning
New virus cases declined Wednesday in China and its capital, Beijing, where a roughly two-week spike appears to be firmly on ...
June 22, 2020
Fire breaks out at hazmat facility at US air base on Okinawa
A fire broke out Monday in a storage building for hazardous materials at a major U.S. air base on Japan's southern island of ...
June 19, 2020
Asia Today: South Korean cases rise, Singapore reopening
South Korea has reported 49 cases of COVID-19 as the virus continues to spread in the densely populated capital area where ...
June 19, 2020
Tokyo gov seeks 2nd term, says Japan unprepared for pandemic
Japan may have contained its coronavirus outbreaks for now but the country needs better crisis management and a digital ...
June 16, 2020
Japan to scrap costly land-based US missile defense system
Japan's Defense Ministry said Monday that it has decided to stop unpopular plans to deploy two costly land-based U.S.
June 06, 2020
Japan advocate for daughter, others abducted to NKorea dies
Shigeru Yokota, a Japanese campaigner for the return of his daughter and more than a dozen others who were abducted to North ...
May 27, 2020
Japan OKs funds for $1.1T stimulus to fight pandemic woes
Japan’s Cabinet approved a proposed 32 trillion yen ($296 billion) supplementary budget on Wednesday to help fund $1.
May 26, 2020
Asia Today: South Korea to require masks on transit, flights
South Koreans will be required to wear masks when using public transportation and taxis nationwide starting Tuesday as ...
May 25, 2020
Japan lifts coronavirus emergency in all remaining areas
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and four other remaining areas on Monday, ...
May 20, 2020
Japan suspects missile data leak in Mitsubishi cyberattack
Japan is investigating a possible leak of data including details of a prototype missile in a massive cyberattack earlier this ...
May 04, 2020
Asia Today: Vietnam schools reopen, New Zealand hits zero
Students across Vietnam started returning to their classrooms Monday that had been closed to curb the coronavirus. “I am so ...
May 04, 2020
The Latest: Experts back Japan plan to extend virus measures
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, ...
May 01, 2020
Asia Today: Japan debuts robots at hotels for virus patients
Robot staff debuted at a Tokyo hotel used for mildly sick coronavirus patients under a new plan to free up beds at hospitals ...
April 28, 2020
Asia Today: Officials: No more hospitalized Wuhan patients
Wuhan, the city at the center of China’s coronavirus outbreak, has no more hospitalized patients after the last 12 were ...
April 24, 2020
Asia Today: Muslims change traditions in virus-hit Ramadan
Millions of Muslims in Asia began Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, on Friday under the gloom of life with the coronavirus, ...
April 23, 2020
Japan officials puzzled by outbreak on docked cruise ship
Japanese officials are investigating an outbreak of the coronavirus among crew members of a cruise ship in Nagasaki, which ...
April 22, 2020
Asia Today: Clusters among crew on 2 ships in Taiwan, Japan
Japanese officials said Wednesday that 33 crew members on a docked cruise ship tested positive for the coronavirus in one day ...
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