Asia Pacific

Suspicious packages sent to diplomatic missions in Australia

Suspicious packages sent to diplomatic missions in Australia

09 January 2019 – Australian police today said they are investigating suspicious packages sent to multiple foreign embassies and consulates in the country. A staff member of the Japanese Consulate-General...

5 missing as US Marines crash off Japan coast

5 Missing As US Marines Jets Mid-Air Collide Off Japan Coast

06 December 2018 – A U.S. Marines FA-18 jet and KC-130 tanker plane collided and crashed off the western Japan coast early this morning, with five of the seven...

CIA lay murder blame on Saudi Crown Prince

CIA Lay Blame On Saudi Crown Prince

05 December 2018 – U.S. President Donald Trump and senators were seen leaving a briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel and said they are even more convinced that Saudi crown prince...

Sharp cut 3,000 foreign worker jobs at Kameyama plant

Sharp cut 3,000 foreign worker jobs at Kameyama plant

04 December 2018 – Nearly 3,000 foreign workers dispatched to a Sharp Corp. plant in central Japan apparently had their contracts terminated, a labor union said last night. The...

US stock indexes edge higher after a big gain

Rising interest rates send US stocks tumbling

28 November 2018 – Stocks wobbled last night as large high-dividend stocks rose and smaller companies sank. Major indexes were coming off big gains the day before. Big health care...

Nissan to appoint Saikawa as Chairman following Ghosn’s sacking

Nissan to appoint Saikawa as Chairman following Ghosn's sacking

27 November 2018 – Nissan Motor Co. plans to appoint CEO Hiroto Saikawa to double as its chairman at a board meeting next month following the dismissal of Carlos...

Tokyo stocks high as Osaka wins Expo 2025 bid

Tokyo stocks high as Osaka wins Expo 2025 bid

26 November 2018 – Tokyo stocks advanced today as investors welcomed the news that Osaka was picked to host the World Exposition in 2025, lifting construction, hotel and other...

Tokyo stocks fall as tech stocks and Nissan slide

Nikkei hits 1.5-month low amid worries over US-Saudi ties

20 November 2018 – Tokyo stocks dropped today as technology companies receded on weakness in their U.S. counterparts and Nissan Motor fell after its Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested...

Japan’s SoftBank unveils office cleaning robots

SoftBank Unveil Office Cleaning Robots

19 November 2018 – SoftBank Group Corp.’s robotics arm today unveiled a cleaning robot equipped with artificial intelligence, planning to start a rental service for offices and restaurants possibly...

Japanese government to lift age restrictions on US beef

Japan Government To Lift Age Restrictions On US Beef

15 November 2018 – A research panel of Japan’s food safety commission said today that safety would be assured even after the removal of import restrictions on U.S. beef...