Arts And Entertainment

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

Singapore: 'Crazy Rich Asians' author skipped service duty

Aug 22, 2018

Singapore says author of 'Crazy Rich Asians' failed to register for national service as required

'Crazy Rich Asians' hoopla elicits mixed feelings in Asia

Aug 22, 2018

Hoopla over 'Crazy Rich Asians' to premiere in Singapore as critics debate its take on city's uber rich

Gretzky named global ambassador for Beijing Kunlun Red Star

Aug 8, 2018

Wayne Gretzky has been named a global ambassador for Beijing's Kunlun Red Star as the Chinese capital seeks to boost the profile of hockey domestically ahead of hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022

Author Murakami talks music, running, novels on radio show

Aug 5, 2018

Best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show featuring some of his favorite songs he runs to, says writing novels is about rhythm, as in music and running