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August 14, 2016
Japan's economy slows to snail's pace as exports falter
Japan's economy barely grew in the April-June quarter, as weaker exports and business investment weighed on the faltering ...
August 08, 2016
Japan's emperor suggests he would like to abdicate
Japan's emperor expressed concern Monday about fulfilling his duties as he ages, in a public address that was remarkable for ...
August 05, 2016
Japan calls on leaders to follow Obama and visit Hiroshima
Japan marked the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Saturday by renewing calls for a nuclear weapons free ...
August 04, 2016
What happens to North Korea missiles fired into the sea?
North Korea has fired a barrage of missiles, artillery pieces and rockets into the waters off its east coast, including a ...
August 03, 2016
Japan picks defense chief who downplays wartime past
A woman who has downplayed Japan's wartime actions and is known for far-right views was named defense minister in a Cabinet ...
August 02, 2016
N. Korea fires mid-range missile toward waters near Japan
A medium-range ballistic missile fired Wednesday by North Korea flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near ...
August 02, 2016
Japan Cabinet OKs new stimulus package to pump up growth
Japan's Cabinet approved a fresh economic stimulus package on Tuesday worth more than 28 trillion yen ($275 billion), Prime ...
August 01, 2016
Asian shares lower as investors await Japan stimulus details
Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday as investors watched for details of a Japanese fiscal stimulus package. The recent ...
July 26, 2016
Letter by man accused of Japan stabbing carried a warning
The 26-year-old man accused of carrying out a mass stabbing Tuesday at a Japanese facility for the mentally disabled that ...
July 11, 2016
Stimulus hope lifts Nikkei again, other Asian markets tepid
Japanese stocks jumped again, leading gains in Asian markets Tuesday as investors remained hopeful about the prospects of ...
July 10, 2016
Japan coalition scores bigger-than-expected election win
Japan's ruling coalition scored a stronger-than-expected victory in parliamentary elections, results showed Monday, as voters ...
July 09, 2016
Economy, security key issues as Japan votes for upper house
Japan's prime minister is counting on the upper house election Sunday to show support for his economic revival policies, ...
July 09, 2016
5 things to know about Japan's upper house election
Japan holds an election Sunday for the upper house of parliament that could affect the country's direction. While Prime ...
July 02, 2016
The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Dhaka attack
The Latest on the attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone in the Bangladeshi capital (all times ...
July 01, 2016
The Latest: At least militants dead, 13 hostages rescued
The Latest on the attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka (all ...
June 22, 2016
North Korea trumpets successful midrange missile launch
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un trumpeted the success of a powerful new midrange ballistic missile test that state media said ...
June 21, 2016
SKorea military: NKorea fires 2 suspected midrange missiles
In a remarkable show of persistence, North Korea on Wednesday fired two suspected powerful new Musudan midrange ballistic ...
June 19, 2016
Massive protest on Okinawa opposes US military after killing
Tens of thousands of people on the Japanese island of Okinawa protested Sunday against the presence of U.S. military bases ...
June 16, 2016
A really big hit in Japan: Suzuki picks off Rose's total
Ichiro Suzuki's latest milestone has been a really big hit in Japan. Newspapers published special editions for the morning ...
June 07, 2016
World Bank downgrades its forecast for 2016 global economy
The World Bank is reducing its forecast for the global economy this year — again. The aid agency predicted Tuesday that the ...