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INTERVIEW/ Amy Searight: U.S. carries ‘no uncertainty’ about...
Amy Searight (Photo by Yuko Lanham)
The increasing rotational presence of the U.S. forces in Southeast Asia and Australia is not a substitute for a permanent presence but a critical building block of the U.S....
Experts call for Japan-China summit, argue over Senkakus, history
Former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba, who now serves as minister in charge of local economy rebuilding, speaks during the 10th Tokyo-Beijing Forum on Sept. 28 in Tokyo. (Yuichiro Masumitsu)
Participants at a private-sector Japan-China forum agreed on the need for the two countries to hold a summit, but even they started bickering over territory and perceptions of...
Hong Kong protesters defy Beijing with calls for democracy
Pro-democracy protesters flood the Central financial district in Hong Kong on Sept. 29. (AP Photo)
HONG KONG--Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton charges to stand firm in the center of the global financial hub on Sept. 29, one of the...
JCB to offer ‘ultimate’ credit card for super rich in China,...
The China CITIC Ultimate JCB Card (Provided by JCB Co.)
JCB Co., Japan’s sole international credit card brand, plans to market its highest-level “Ultimate” card in China and Indonesia from October, targeting the growing number ...
Kishida meets his opposite numbers from China, S. Korea in New York
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, right, greets his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se before their meeting in New York on Sept. 25. (Shogo Koshida)
NEW YORK--Visiting Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida held separate meetings with his Chinese and South Korean counterparts here on Sept. 25 as the U.N. General Assembly was under...
China state media: 50 killed in far west attack
A military vehicle is deployed in Urumuqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--Chinese state media reported Sept. 25 that 50 people, including 40 assailants, were killed in a series of explosions over the weekend in the far western region of...
EDITORIAL: Only natural for China, U.S. to lead fight against...
Demonstrators call for measures to curb global warming in New York on Sept. 21. (The Asahi Shimbun)
A new international framework agreement on efforts to stem global warming is expected in late 2015.
China expresses readiness to resume high-level economic talks with ...
Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), left, holds talks with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sept. 24. (Kiyohide Inada)
BEIJING--China is keen to resume high-level economic dialogue with Japan following calls by a Japanese delegation here to revive close business ties between the two countries.
Dalai Lama says Tibetans will decide his successor
The 14th Dalai Lama speaks during an interview in New Delhi on Sept. 20. (Yoshihiro Kando)
NEW DELHI--The Dalai Lama denied a report by a German newspaper that said he may be the last person to hold the post of the Tibetan spiritual leader, saying it is up to...
China's streaming of trials excludes cases deemed harmful for...
Officials of the Guangzhou city intermediate people's court explain its decision to stream trials online at a news conference in Guangzhou, China, on Sept. 24. (Mitsusada Enyo)
GUANGZHOU, China--The first live court proceedings in China were aired online Sept. 24, but many cases of great significance to society will likely stay under wraps.
COMMENTARY: Labor re-education system is gone, but rancor remains...
In an interview in 2010, Ye Jinghuan speaks about her 21-month ordeal at a “re-education through labor” camp. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--The woman always returns on Mondays.
EDITORIAL: Unfair ruling reflects China’s oppression of Uighurs
Armed police keep guard in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, in western China on May 23, a day after an explosion shook the area. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A Chinese court handed down an unjust ruling against a famous scholar who has been striving to bring about reconciliation between majority Han Chinese and minority Uighurs.
Chinese court jails Uighur scholar for life for separatism
Ilham Tohti speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing. (AP file photo)
BEIJING--A Chinese court on Sept. 23 jailed for life the country's most prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people, a sentence that rights advocates said sent a...
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 ...