Japanese barber finds some customers want more than just a cut in Vietnam
HO CHI MINH CITY--In a city where haircuts are still mostly obtained out of a chair on a street corner, a Japanese barber has found a demand for old-fashioned pampering in an...
North Korea says it has invited EU's top human rights official
UNITED NATIONS--North Korea on Oct. 30 said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers of visits by...
Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Oct. 29. (AP Photo)
Fukuda meets Xi in Beijing with Boao Forum members
BEIJING--Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda met with Chinese President Xi Jinping here Oct. 29 as part of efforts to arrange summit talks between the leaders of Japan and China in November.
China says it will be good host to Japan during APEC
Uncertainty spreads one month after start of Hong Kong protests
China lawmaker stripped of post after calling for Hong Kong leader ...
Junichi Ihara, director-general of the Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, speaks to reporters in Pyongyang on Oct. 29 after a meeting on the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea. (Pool)
Japan, North Korea end talks on reinvestigation of abduction issue
PYONGYANG--A Japanese delegation wrapped up two-day talks with North Korea on its reinvestigation into Japanese abducted to the country in the 1970s and 1980s but declined to provide details of the meetings.
S. Korean court-martial jails soldiers in hazing death case
In abduction issue talks, N. Korea vows to report on Japanese...
U.N. investigator cautious on North Korea overture
Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, left, greets Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh, who is also foreign minister, before a meeting on bilateral cooperation in Hanoi on Oct. 27. (AP Photo)
China, Vietnam call for lasting solution to sea dispute
HANOI/ BEIJING--China and Vietnam agreed on Oct. 27 to use an existing border dispute mechanism to find a solution to a territorial dispute in the South China Sea, saying they did not want it to affect relations.
Used Japanese comic books refurbished in Cambodia, get new life...
Nepal vows new safety rules for trekkers after deaths of 41 killed ...
Reform-minded outsider Widodo takes the reins as new Indonesian...

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