- Abe reshuffles Cabinet, adding minister to focus on economy Updated: Oct-07-15 10:30 am
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday to focus on reviving the world's No. 3 economy, adding a new minister to coordinate recently announced economic projects.
- Vietnam seems big winner in US-anchored Pacific trade deal Updated: Oct-07-15 7:56 am
HONG KONG - An ambitious Pacific Rim trade deal anchored by the U.S. promises to boost the economies of its 12 participating countries by opening their markets to one another, but not all the gains will be spread evenly.
- Japan's education minister to quit over Olympic woes Updated: Sep-24-15 10:50 pm
TOKYO - Japan's education minister, Hakubun Shimomura, has submitted his resignation due to troubles with planning for Tokyo's National Stadium, a main venue for the 2020 Olympic games.
- Obama welcomes 2nd Chinese president for state dinner Updated: Sep-24-15 8:15 am
WASHINGTON - China will get its second state dinner with President Barack Obama when its president, Xi Jinping, visits the White House Friday. The question is, how will the United States make this shindig different from the last one.
- Japan enhances military's role as security bills pass Updated: Sep-18-15 8:23 pm
TOKYO - Japan's parliament early Saturday approved contentious legislation that enhances the role of the country's military by loosening post-World War II constraints, after the ruling bloc defeated opposition parties' last-ditch effort to block a vote.
- Plans for Tokyo Olympics marred by stadium mess, logo fuss Updated: Sep-09-15 3:50 am
TOKYO - Japan's ambitions for a trouble-free 2020 Tokyo Olympics to showcase the country's economic revival are facing an unexpected obstacle course as planners lurch from one fiasco to the next.