Japan

Bangkok airport: No gun detected in former police chief’s luggage

By Fri, Jun 26, 2015 9:29AM UTC

Airport officials in Thailand say they followed proper security measures and gave no special treatment to Bangkok’s former police chief, who was arrested earlier this week in Tokyo with a loaded gun in his carry-on.

ADB: Climate change is making the poor poorer in Asia

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015 6:40PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank says climate change has been making the poor in the Asia-Pacific region even poorer and is also setting back efforts to haul them out of poverty.

Ex-Bangkok police chief held in Japan after ‘forgetting’ he had gun

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015 4:20PM UTC

Former Bangkok metropolitan police chief Kamronwit Thoopkrachang remained in custody in Japan Wednesday after he was detained at Narita International Airport in Japan earlier this week for having a gun and ammunition in possession.

Solar plane still grounded in Japan after weather turns bad

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015 9:36AM UTC

A solar-powered plane delayed by weather and repair work is ready to resume its around-the-world journey, but there was disappointment for the crew and its team early Friday after a possible take-off had to be cancelled due to weather conditions.

WATCH: The ‘7-minute miracle': High-speed cleaning on Japan’s bullet trains

By Tue, Jun 23, 2015 12:14PM UTC

It’s only fitting that Japan’s high speed trains are cleaned really, really quickly. It takes just seven minutes for the Shinkansen bullet train’s legion of cleaners to prepare a train for a journey, followed by a respectful bow in true Japanese fashion.