Misc Asia

Japan, South Korea reject report of WWII forced labor economic plan

Seoul/Tokyo, October 29, 2019 - Japan and South Korea on Tuesday rejected a media report that the two governments were studying plans for a...

New Mekong dam in Laos opens to protests, dry downstream

Ban Namprai, Oct 29, 2019 -- The first hydropower dam on the lower Mekong River began commercial operations in Laos on Tuesday amid protests...

Thai king fires staff again, this time royal guards for ‘adultery’

Bangkok, October 29, 2019 -- Thailand’s king has sacked four royal guards, two of them for “adultery”, in a fresh wave of palace purges...

Hong Kong enters recession as protests again erupt in flames

Hong Kong, October 27, 2019 - Hong Kong has fallen into recession, hit by five months of anti-government protests that erupted in flames at...

Japan's Abe renews call on South Korea to keep promises to mend ties

Tokyo, October 25, 2019 - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon agreed on Thursday on the importance of...

In ancient throne ritual, Japanese emperor vows to fulfill duty

Tokyo, October 22, 2019- Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from...

Uniqlo ad sparks protest, parody as South Korea-Japan dispute flares

Seoul, October 22, 2019 - A commercial by Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has stirred a consumer backlash in South Korea amid accusations that it...

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Trump appeal over rapid deportation dispute

Washington DC, October 18, 2019 - The U.S. Supreme Court stepped into a new immigration dispute on Friday, agreeing to hear an appeal by...

Hundreds of dignitaries to attend as Japan's emperor declares enthronement

Tokyo, October 17, 2019 - Japanese Emperor Naruhito is set to proclaim his enthronement to the world next week in a centuries-old ceremony attended...

Rescuers slog through mud as Japan typhoon death toll rises to 66

Koriyama, Japan, October 15, 2019 - The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as...