Japan

Japan's Abe gives Vietnam fresh loans, patrol boats

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Vietnam Monday afternoon with fresh aid and loan packages amid both country's ongoing tensions with China.

Abe strengthens military ties with Australia during Asia-Pacific tour

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Australia on Saturday to meet counterpart Malcolm Turnbull to strengthen military ties and regional security while discussing the Trans Pacific...

Takata to pay 1-billion-dollar criminal fine over defective airbags

Beleaguered Japanese car-parts supplier Takata has agreed to pay a criminal penalty of 1 billion dollars, and three of its executives have been indicted, in connection to its sales of faulty...

Japanese PM seeks to solidify ties to Manila with billions in gifts

With an eye on Chinese assertiveness in the region, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the Philippines Thursday bearing 9 billion dollars in aid and investment promises designed to...

Snow storm hammers north and central Japan

A blizzard hammered northern and central Japan on Thursday, bringing more snow and sub-zero temperatures to the region, weather authorities said.

Taiwan calls for respect after China military move in Taiwan Strait

Taiwan-China interactions should be based on fairness and respect, Taiwan Premier Lin Chuan said late Thursday, after a Chinese military vessel passed close to Taiwan earlier in the day, a move...

Toyota announces 10 billion-dollar investment in US

Japan’s biggest carmaker Toyota Motor Corporation will invest 10 billion dollars in the United States, company president Akio Toyoda said, days after US president-elect Donald Trump criticized its...

BMW, Porsche, Nissan hit with South Korea fines, sales bans

South Korea handed out fines to two German and one Japanese carmaker Monday as it announced bans on a series of 10 import models because of faulty documentation, as part of a probe into vehicle...

Japan hit by powerful earthquake, no danger of tsunami

Eastern Japan was rocked by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday, according to seismologists.

Toshiba tumbles 20 per cent on huge loss concern

Shares in Japan's industrial conglomerate Toshiba plunged 20.43 per cent Wednesday, a day after the company said it could lose billions of dollars on its nuclear power business in the United...

Obama at Pearl Harbor: There is more to be won in peace than in war

The alliance between the United States and Japan proves that there is more to be gained through peace than through war, US President Barack Obama has said in remarks at Pearl Harbor.

Obama, Abe lay wreaths at Pearl Harbor memorial

US President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have laid wreaths at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Toshiba may lose billions of dollars from US nuclear acquisition

Japanese electronics and nuclear giant Toshiba said on Tuesday that it might lose billions of dollars on its nuclear power business in the United States.

Japanese Premier Abe lays wreaths ahead of Pearl Harbor visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid a wreath at a memorial on the Hawaiian island of Oahu ahead of a historic joint visit to Pearl Harbor with US President Barack Obama on Tuesday.

107,000 chickens to be culled in Japan after bird flu discovery

Japanese authorities said Tuesday they had ordered the culling of 110,000 chickens at a poultry farm on the southern island of Kyushu after a highly pathogenic strain of H5 avian influenza was...