Arts And Entertainment

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

Chinese e-commerce tycoon part of celebrity tech elite

Sep 5, 2018

The e-commerce billionaire who was arrested and released by Minneapolis police is a high-profile member of a Chinese tech elite who enjoy the glamor of movie stars in their homeland

US 'deeply concerned' after China denies US reporter visa

Aug 24, 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing says it's deeply concerned"about Chinese government restrictions on foreign and domestic journalists after authorities refused to issue a new visa for an American correspondent for BuzzFeed News

China denies visa for BuzzFeed writer in likely retaliation

Aug 23, 2018

China has refused to renew the journalist visa for an American reporter with BuzzFeed News in what appeared to be punishment for her reporting on sensitive subjects