Lifestyle

Sizzling Switch sales boost Nintendo 9 month profit 31 pct

Jan 31, 2018

Japanese video-game maker Nintendo says its net profit jumped 31 percent in April-September, helped by the popularity of its Switch hybrid game machine

US teacher in trouble in Vietnam over offensive comments

Jan 31, 2018

Vietnamese authorities may fine an American teacher for making offensive comments about one of the country's most revered figures.

Japan displays documents to defend claims to disputed isles

Jan 25, 2018

The Japanese government has opened a museum displaying maps and photos to defend its territorial claims against neighbors South Korea and China

Don't want to bother with cat litter? Japan offers robots

Jan 25, 2018

A look at three companion robots on sale in Japan, land of the cult of cute.

Groups call for shutdown of brutal Indonesia animal markets

Jan 25, 2018

Campaigners are calling for the closure of Indonesian animal markets touted as tourist attractions where dogs are bludgeoned by the thousands and sometimes blow-torched while alive

Melted nuclear fuel seen inside second Fukushima reactor

Jan 19, 2018

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says a long telescopic probe has successfully captured images of what is most likely melted fuel inside one of its three damaged reactors, providing crucial information for its cleanup

7 dead as Myanmar police open fire to disperse protesters

Jan 17, 2018

Myanmar police open fire at hundreds of protesters angry about a ban on a local festival, killing seven people

Niche tours of hidden Tokyo reveal grit and history

Jan 16, 2018

For an in-depth look at Tokyo, consider booking a personalized tour to take you to older neighborhoods or dig down into history

China rebukes Zara, Delta for calling Taiwan 'country'

Jan 12, 2018

China rebukes Zara, Delta and Medtronic for calling Taiwan a country on their websites in a new show of sensitivity about the self-ruled island

China orders Marriott to suspend website, app in map furor

Jan 12, 2018

Regulators have ordered the Marriott hotel chain to close its China-based website and app for one week after the company referred to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey