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China plans to introduce ambitious caps on carbon emissions
The Asahi Shimbun
China is considering imposing absolute caps on greenhouse gas emissions in place of current targets that are based on economic growth, according to the country's chief climate...
Japan, China, Taiwan, S. Korea agree to cut eel procurement by 20%
Farmers harvest Japanese eels from an aquaculture pond in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture. (Yosuke Watanabe)
Japan, China, Taiwan and South Korea have agreed to set limits on the amount of glass eels that can be procured by eel farmers to prevent overfishing of the fry eels, which are ...
Chinese sellers tout Japanese iPhone 6 as cheapest import
An online marketplace in China lists business operators who provide purchasing services for the iPhone 6 in Japan. (Tokuhiko Saito)
BEIJING--Online Chinese vendors are plugging Apple Inc.'s latest iPhone 6 marketed for Japan as the cheapest among foreign imports of the device.
Ruling parties hoping to hobnob with Chinese Communist Party next...
Kazuo Kitagawa (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Ruling coalition lawmakers are working to improve the political atmosphere with China to set the stage for the first summit talks between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese...
Chinese company displays drone, claims it took pictures of Senkakus
The Haiyao 1 unmanned surveillance aircraft displayed at the 5th UAS China Conference and Exhibition in Beijing on Sept. 17 (Nanae Kurashige)
BEIJING--A private Chinese company is displaying a drone that it says took photographs of the disputed Senkaku Islands, a claim doubted by outside observers.
China mum on diplomat's whereabouts amid Japan spying report
BEIJING--China's Foreign Ministry refused to say on Sept. 17 where its ambassador to Iceland was or who was even representing Beijing in the country, following reports he had...
Xi sees factory China and back office India as global engine
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping, upon his arrival at a hotel in Ahmadabad, India, on Sept. 17. (AP Photo)
AHMEDABAD, India--The "world's factory" and the "world's back office" could together drive global economic growth, Chinese President Xi Jinping said as he began a rare visit to ...
Abe to attend U.N. meeting with eye on improving Seoul, Beijing...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama wind up their joint news conference at the State Guest House in Tokyo’s Moto-Akasaka district on April 24. (Pool)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit New York on Sept. 22 to attend a climate summit at the United Nations, but his priority is to repair relations with China and South Korea.
EDITORIAL: Remembering the integrity that became the hallmark of...
Yoshiko Yamaguchi in 1969 when she worked as an emcee of TV programs (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who died Sept. 7 at age 94, was the superstar screen idol Li Xianglan (Rikoran in Japanese) of the Japanese-run Manchurian Cinema Association during World...
VOX POPULI: Actress Yamaguchi knew peace can never be taken for...
Yoshiko Yamaguchi in 1940 when she used the Chinese stage name of Li Xianglan (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japanese-born Yoshiko Yamaguchi made her screen debut as Chinese actress Li Xianglan in 1938, the year after the Marco Polo Bridge Incident triggered the Second Sino-Japanese...
Competition heats up between Japan, China for railway projects in...
The Asahi Shimbun
Japanese and Chinese companies are battling for potentially lucrative railway projects around Asia, as rapid economic growth and expanding populations have led to plans for...
Newly elected astronaut Noguchi seeks greater Chinese inclusion
Astronaut Soichi Noguchi poses next to a model of the International Space Station's Kibo laboratory in Chiba in July. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--Soichi Noguchi, the first Asian astronaut elected president of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE), expressed hope that China will join the international...
Sharp to sell upscale, talking air purifiers in China
Sharp Corp.’s new air purifiers, one with an acrylic front touch panel and the other featuring a voice-assistance function, are shown on Sept. 10 in Osaka. The models will be sold in China from October. (Aki Fukuyama)
Sharp Corp. has unveiled two upscale air purifiers that it will market to wealthy consumers in China, where demand is soaring due to persistent air pollution problems.
India says it will defend China border after standoff ahead of Xi...
Indian policemen stand next to a welcome hoarding being erected ahead of an anticipated visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping as they review security arrangements in Ahmadabad, India, on Sept. 15. (AP Photo)
NEW DELHI--India said Sept. 16 it would firmly defend its 3,500-kilometer long border with China after domestic media reported a new face-off on the disputed frontier, just...
At 98, painter has sights set on landmark exhibition
Painter Kazuko Irie at the Irie Kazuko Silk Road Museum in Tokyo’s Suginami Ward on Sept. 8 (Tomoko Saito)
At 98 years old, painter Kazuko Irie shows no sign of slowing down as she prepares for an exhibition to mark her 100th birthday in 2016.
INTERVIEW/ Murong Xuecun: Internet main battlefield over free...
Murong Xuecun in Hong Kong (Photo by Gen Pau)
HONG KONG--Beijing is intensifying efforts to regain its “turf” on the Internet, the main battlefield over free speech between authorities and citizens in China, according...
Yoshiko Yamaguchi, wartime actress in Manchuria, dies at 94
Yoshiko Yamaguchi (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Yoshiko Yamaguchi, an actress widely popular in both Japan and China before the end of World War II, died of heart failure at her home in Tokyo on Sept. 7. She was 94.
EDITORIAL: Abe should face sober diplomatic realities in South Asia
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at the State Guest House in Tokyo on Sept. 1 (Pool)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been waging a diplomatic offensive in South Asia to "cut" China’s so-called String of Pearls. Abe's aim is to strengthen Japan’s relations...
Dongfeng Nissan unveils 1st EV in China
The new Venucia e30 electric vehicle (Provided by Nissan Motor Co.)
Nissan Motor Co.'s joint venture in China, Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Co., released its first electric vehicle sold under the local Venucia brand on Sept. 11, the...
Japanese, Chinese universities establish joint school program
Chinese students attend the opening ceremony for the International School of Information Science and Engineering at Dalian University of Technology on Sept. 9.
BEIJING--A joint school recently formed by two prestigious institutions in Japan and China will focus on molding Chinese students into personnel who can prosper in both...