May 11, 2013
A Buddhist temple in southern Japan has given up on purchasing North Korea's de facto embassy in central Tokyo after failing to raise the cash needed to finance its winning bid ...
March 27, 2013
Politicians and police were scratching their heads after a Buddhist temple in southern Japan run by a well-connected abbot won the auction to buy North Korea’s de facto...
February 23, 2013
NEW YORK--A long-forgotten World War II statue expected to sell for close to $2 million has been passed on by buyers at a New York City auction.
February 10, 2013
NEW YORK--A statue depicting soldiers raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in 1945 is going on sale.
January 13, 2013
SAITAMA--Tax authorities are auctioning off nine antique cars they received in lieu of inheritance dues from a collector's bereaved relatives.
January 05, 2013
A bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction on Jan. 5, nearly three times the previous high set last year.
December 29, 2012
YANGON, Myanmar--Myanmar's cash-strapped opposition party is tapping into the prestige of its leader: Two sweaters hand-knit by Aung San Suu Kyi have been auctioned for...
November 27, 2012
A 12.07-carat diamond seized from a delinquent taxpayer fetched a record bid of 93.15 million yen ($1.13 million) in an online public auction on Nov. 26.
October 31, 2012
A rare gem has turned up in the National Tax Agency's online auction of items seized from delinquent taxpayers: a 7.5-carat diamond.
March 29, 2012
In February, Chinese works of art went under the hammer at auctions held one after another in Japan.
December 18, 2011
HONG KONG - In a spacious, luxury apartment perched on the leafy hills of Hong Kong, Kai-Yin Lo browses through a trove of Chinese art acquired over several decades, reflecting ...
November 16, 2011
Sumitomo Corp. will enter the motorcycle and automobile auction business in Indonesia in collaboration with Japan Bike Auction Co. (JBA) and Mitsui & Co., Sumitomo announced on ...
November 11, 2011
NEW YORK--A charity auction of contemporary art held Nov. 9 at Christie's New York raised nearly $9 million for survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
November 01, 2011
NEW YORK--Some of the finest artists in the world have pooled their considerable talents along with renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami in a charity auction to benefit...
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