Japan trade minister resigns over election funds charges

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 9:38AM UTC Japan's former trade minister Yuko Obuchi. Pic: AP.

Japan’s trade minister, Yuko Obuchi, has announced her resignation after allegations that she violated election laws.

Japan reactor near active volcanos ‘unsafe’

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 7:31PM UTC Japan reactor near active volcanos ‘unsafe’

TOKYO (AP) — A prominent volcanologist says predicting eruptions is impossible, disputing Japanese nuclear regulators’ safety approval of two reactors based on the prediction that an eruption won’t happen in the next few decades. Toshitsugu Fujii, head of a government-commissioned panel on volcanic eruption prediction, said Friday a cauldron eruption

Japan PM sends offerings to war shrine

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 11:43AM UTC Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent religious offerings to a Tokyo shrine honoring the war dead including convicted wartime leaders, while dozens of lawmakers prayed at the site.

China: Cloud seeding role for ex-Flying Tiger base

By Tue, Oct 14, 2014 3:04PM UTC Wouldn't it be nice? Pic: Megan McCormick (Flickr CC)

BEIJING (AP) — An airfield in southern China from which the famed Flying Tigers took off to fight Japanese warplanes is being converted to battle a new enemy: drought.

WHO: East Asia at risk of Ebola, but more prepared

By Fri, Oct 10, 2014 7:32PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The World Health Organization says East Asia, with its trade and transport hubs and armies of migrant workers, remains at risk of the entry of Ebola but is beefing up its defenses against the virus. WHO’s regional director for the Western Pacific, Shin Young-soo, also said

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