BEIJING (AP) — China is set to overtake Japan as the world’s second-largest economy in a resurgence that is changing everything from the global balance of military and financial power to how cars are designed.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Nam-soo has stuck needles into generals, actors, tycoons, and at least one president for more than six decades as South Korea’s acupuncturist to the stars.
By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police tracked down a suspect in a series of grisly robberies and killings with the help of his Facebook account, officials said Tuesday. Mark Dizon, a 28-year-old computer technician, did not resist when arrested Tuesday while talking with his father in a public square […]
By Tomoko A. Hosaka The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Two Japanese journalists reported missing by their television network while pursuing a story of a helicopter crash were found dead on a mountain Sunday near the scene of the accident. Nippon Television reporter Yuji Kita and cameraman Jun Kawakami were on their way to the […]
By Denis D. Gray The Associated Press MAE LA CAMP, Thailand (AP) — “Colonel Peacock, Major Hogan, Captain Bower … Shoot from the hip! Quick march! Right turn!” The names, ranks and barked commands of World War II British officers tumble from these old Asian soldiers’ memories as if it all happened yesterday. But the […]
By Tomoko A. Hosaka The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Twitter’s 20 billionth message didn’t make much sense, but it spoke volumes about the rapid global growth of the microblogging service. It came at 12:44 a.m. Sunday (1544 GMT, 11:44 a.m. EDT Saturday) from user “GGGGGGo—Lets—Go” in Japan, where Twitter has exploded in popularity over […]
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Newly elected Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on July 26 blasted his predecessor’s administration for what he called misguided
HONG KONG (AP) — China’s possible intervention in a Hong Kong lawsuit is sparking concerns that Beijing may compromise the high degree of automony
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese women are expected to live almost 86.5 years, topping the world longevity ratings for the 25th straight year, the government reported on July 26.
TOKYO (AP) — A former North Korean spy who blew up a South Korean jetliner more than 20 years ago arrived in Japan on Tuesday to meet the families of the Japanese