January 26, 2016
DETROIT--Ford Motor Co. is pulling out of Japan and Indonesia, saying that market conditions in each country have made it difficult to accelerate sales or make sustained...
January 22, 2016
TOKYO/ SYDNEY--The competition for the contract to build Australia's next submarine fleet is narrowing to a race between Japan and France as a bid from Germany's ThyssenKrupp...
January 21, 2016
WELLINGTON--Otago Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has agreed to take over as Japan coach at the end of the Super Rugby champions' 2016 season, the Dunedin-based team said on Jan....
January 17, 2016
BEIJING--The head of the newly opened Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank said the China-led group is aiming to approve its first loans before the end of the year, part of...
January 17, 2016
Senior diplomats from the United States, Japan and South Korea concurred on the need for a strong response in the U.N. Security Council to North Korea's recent nuclear test.
January 15, 2016
ATLANTA--Japan honored former home run king Hank Aaron with one of its highest awards on Jan. 14, saying he is a symbol of its close relationship with the United States and...
January 07, 2016
Caught completely by surprise, the international community reacted with outrage to North Korea's announcement on Jan. 6 that it had tested a hydrogen bomb.
December 23, 2015
Yubari Melon and Kobe Beef are among the first batch of agricultural products to be given special brand protection status by the government.
December 15, 2015
My pager woke me up while I was taking a nap in the press room at Osaka’s Minami Police Station one day in September 1985.
December 08, 2015
Australia, one of most vocal opponents of Japanese whaling hunts in the Antarctic, threatened on Dec. 7 to take legal action against the lethal expeditions, about a week after...
November 28, 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit India on Dec. 11 to hold his fourth summit meeting with Indian leader Narendra Modi on defense and nuclear cooperation, government sources...
November 27, 2015
Japan is set to bid on joint development and production of an Australian submarine, Tokyo's first major military transfer since World War II.
November 18, 2015
SYDNEY--An Australian federal court fined a Japanese whaling company $1 million Australian ($700,000, or 86.35 million yen) on Nov. 18 for violating a court order that it stop...
November 16, 2015
ANTALYA, Turkey--Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin failed to decide the timing of Putin's visit to Japan on Nov. 15, raising the possibility of the ...
November 16, 2015
Japan's economy shrank in the July-September quarter as domestic demand declined, sending the nation into a technical recession.
October 28, 2015
SEOUL--Leave it to perpetually squabbling Northeast Asia to spice up that most vanilla of diplomatic activities: the meet-and-greet, photo-op-ridden international summit.
October 27, 2015
BEIJING--Japan needs to make a clean break from its "inglorious" past and take on an entirely new outlook if it wants to have stable and healthy relations with China and South...
September 30, 2015
East Asia has undergone an unprecedented economic transformation, but it is still beset by issues that have left a deep scar on the three major powers in the region.
September 28, 2015
There are two discomforting days on the calendar for Japanese living in South Korea: Aug. 15, when Japan was defeated in World War II and the colony of Korea was liberated, and ...
September 25, 2015
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida’s recent visit to Moscow, where he held talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, highlighted the Kremlin’s tough stance toward...