Arts And Entertainment

Fervent Thai fans of Korean actor overstep airport security

Sep 19, 2018

Extreme efforts by two Thai female fans to meet their South Korean idol have raised concerns about security procedures at Thailand's main airport

Moonstruck Japan tycoon to blast off on 1st SpaceX trip

Sep 18, 2018

Japanese billionaire due to blast off on SpaceX mission a fashion tycoon, art collector

7 die of suspected drug overdoses at Vietnam music festival

Sep 17, 2018

Seven people have died of suspected drug overdoses during a music festival in Vietnam, 5 others sickened

X Japan hopes new album will lead to elusive success in West

Sep 13, 2018

Legendary Japanese rock band X Japan is hoping its new album will find success in the U.S. now that there is more interest in the West in music from Asia

Japan's foreign minister says country to open to foreigners

Sep 13, 2018

Japan's foreign minister says it is gearing up to welcome more foreign workers

Osaka's US Open win re-opens identity discussion in Japan

Sep 13, 2018

Naomi Osaka's victory in the U.S. Open has added her to a growing list of athletes, Nobel Prize winners, and beauty pageant contestants who have raised the issue of what it means to be Japanese

Philippine president vents anger toward fierce critic on TV

Sep 11, 2018

The Philippine president has vented his anger toward his fiercest political critic on a TV talk show, prompting opposition calls for him to focus instead on worsening inflation, rice shortages and an approaching powerful typhoon

Osaka charms Japan with her manners _ and broken Japanese

Sep 10, 2018

Naomi Osaka's halting Japanese and her manners have eclipsed many questions about her mixed-race parentage in a famously insular country

Japan rejoices in having first grand slam champion

Sep 9, 2018

Japanese tennis and non-tennis fans alike are celebrating one of their own winning a Grand Slam tournament for the first time

Thai cave boys feted by prime minister in trip to capital

Sep 6, 2018

It was show time Thursday for the 12 boys and their 25-year-old soccer coach who were trapped for almost three weeks in a flooded cave in northern Thailand as they spoke at a public exhibition in one of Bangkok's largest malls