Celebrity

Japan's parliament proposes abdication law for emperor

Mar 17, 2017

Japanese ruling and opposition parties have handed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a proposal urging his government to write a special one-time law that would allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate

Indonesian gets 6 years for smuggling migrants to N. Zealand

Mar 16, 2017

An Indonesian court has sentenced a people-smuggling kingpin to six years in jail for organizing a trip for migrants to New Zealand in early 2015

Japan's emperor pays respects to Thailand's late king

Mar 5, 2017

Japanese Emperor Akihito has paid his respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, arriving in Bangkok following a weeklong trip to Vietnam aimed at winning support against Chinese expansionism

Emperor expresses sympathy to Vietnamese left by soldiers

Mar 2, 2017

Japan's emperor expressed sympathy to Vietnamese families abandoned by Japanese soldiers after World War II

Japan emperor to meet abandoned Vietnam families of soldiers

Mar 1, 2017

Japan's emperor and empress, on a landmark visit to Vietnam, are expected to express their sympathies when they meet Thursday with Vietnamese women abandoned by their Japanese soldier husbands after World War II

Japan's Emperor Akihito on first-ever visit to Vietnam

Feb 28, 2017

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have arrived in Vietnam for a visit during which they will meet the abandoned wives of former Japanese soldiers from World War II

Japan Crown Prince vows to follow father's footstep

Feb 23, 2017

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito has marked his 57th birthday with a pledge to follow in his father's footsteps as a symbol of the nation if his father's abdication wish is realized

Winter Asian Games kick off with opening ceremony in Sapporo

Feb 19, 2017

The Asian Winter Games officially got underway on Sunday with an opening ceremony that united winter athletes from the world's most populous continent

Star Chinese stock trader jailed for manipulating prices

Jan 23, 2017

A star Chinese stock trader who was arrested after a market collapse in 2015 has been sentenced to 5½ years in prison for manipulating share prices and insider trading

Hong Kong actor Andy Lau injured while working in Thailand

Jan 18, 2017

Hong Kong actor Andy Lau has been injured while working in Thailand

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