Friends of Toru Kubota, a Japanese journalist detained in military-ruled Myanmar while covering a protest, called for his immediate release and an online petition has collected more than 41,000 signatures.
In Jo Koy’s “Easter Sunday,” released in theaters Aug. 5, a family gathers to celebrate this most sacred of Catholic holidays.
FYI, there are no staff on Tokyo’s bullet trains. So in case you need to kill, maim, yell really loud, walk around covered in blood, or the like, I highly recommend this as a location.
The availability of unusual Asian fruits and vegetables has grown considerably over the years and the demand for them appears to be at an all-time high.
The construction of facilities needed for a planned release of treated radioactive wastewater into the sea next year from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant began on Aug. 4 despite opposition from the local fishing community.
A rural South Korean town is getting roasted over its video ad on garlic that some farmers say stinks of obscenity and has even sexually objectified the agricultural product.
Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos was laid to rest in a state funeral on Aug. 9, hailed as an ex-general who backed and then helped oust a dictatorship and became a defender of democracy and a can-do reformist in his poverty-wracked Asian country.
The confrontation between China and Taiwan was partly due to the recent visit of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosis to Taiwan, which infuriated China.
Paving the way for the construction of a 17-story apartment building on the site of the former Bush Gardens, the International Special Review District (ISRD) board on Aug. 9 said it had enough information to both support demolition of the old structure and come to a decision about the design of the new building.
Dr. Shireesha Dhanireddy, a professor of medicine at University of Washington School of Medicine, says people who believe they’ve been exposed to, or have symptoms of monkeypox should contact their healthcare provider immediately for an evaluation.