By The Associated Press Staff PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took the stage in North Korea during a concert for new leader Kim Jong Un in an unusual performance featuring Disney characters.
By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press Editor’s note: Jean H. Lee, The Associated Press bureau chief in Seoul, and David Guttenfelder, AP’s chief Asia photographer, have made numerous reporting trips to North Korea in recent years. They were granted unprecedented access on their latest journey to Pyongyang and areas outside the nation’s showcase capital. […]
Luckily, people forgot about nature’s nuisance when they saw a rainbow of kids dressed in Asian costumes marching to the stage.
“Maybe we should go to China this year.” These are the eight words my wife, Maya, used yesterday to officially announce that we will begin planning a family trip to China some time this year.
TOKYO (AP) — Everybody, it seems, is wearing them. It is impossible to go anywhere in Japan this time of the year and not notice that the Japanese love surgical masks and wear them just about everywhere they go.