Japan’s trade minister, Yuko Obuchi, has announced her resignation after allegations that she violated election laws.
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
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.
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.
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
4 troops killed during attacks on Afghan checkpoints
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 7:03PM UTC
South Korea to send doctors to Ebola-stricken West Africa
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 6:35PM UTC
Kerry urges Asia to boost anti-Islamic State push
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 6:15PM UTC
China donates $6 million to WFP in support of Ebola victims
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Hong Kong leader says “external forces” involved in protests
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 1:28PM UTC
China’s Communist Party begins rule of law meeting
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