China strongly dissatisfied with Japan's new defense white paper

2015-07-22 09:35:56

China on Tuesday voiced strong discontent and firm opposition over Japan's annual defense white paper, saying the paper deliberately plays up the so-called "China military threat".

Thai speaker hopes for China to help build high-speed railway asap

2015-07-22 07:33:54

Thai parliamentary leader Pornpetch Wichitcholchai said here Tuesday that his country hopes very much for China to help build high-speed rail as soon as possible so as to further improve domestic infrastructure.

CEO of Japan's Toshiba resigns over doctored books

2015-07-21 19:05:48

Toshiba's chief executive resigned Tuesday to take responsibility for doctored books that inflated profits at the Japanese technology manufacturer by $1.2 billion over several years.

Mitsubishi apologizes for using POWs as slave labor

2015-07-21 07:53:06

Construction giant Mitsubishi Materials Corp became the first major Japanese company to apologize for using captured US soldiers as slave laborers during World War II, offering remorse on Sunday for "the tragic events in our past".

Japanese firm to apologize to US WWII veterans

2015-07-21 14:43:17

Japan's Mitsubishi Materials said Wednesday it will formally apologize this weekend to US war veterans who were forced to do hard labor for the company after they were captured by Japanese soldiers in WWII.

Experts say court not the place to resolve South China Sea disputes

2015-07-21 13:42:31

It is no easy for a court to decide on territorial disputes and Manila's move to take the South China Sea issue to an international tribunal is no more than a propaganda trick, foreign policy experts and regional politics observers said.

Japan cabinet approves defense white paper 2015

2015-07-21 13:41:29

The Japanese cabinet on Tuesday approved a defense white paper for 2015, in which it describes the security situation surrounding Japan has become "increasingly tough."

Less foreign visitor to S.Korea in June on MERS shock

2015-07-21 10:36:39

The number of foreign tourists visiting South Korea tumbled 41 percent in June from a year earlier on the aftermath of the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a tourism agency data showed Tuesday.

Japan's news security bills show Tokyo's consistent departure from peaceful constitution

2015-07-21 10:15:43

The controversial security bills that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bulldozed through the lower house of parliament shows the government's consistent deviation from the country's peaceful constitution.

70 years after WWII, Japanese company apologizes to US POWs

2015-07-20 14:51:18

Saying they felt a "deep sense of ethical responsibility for a past tragedy," executives from a major Japanese corporation gave an unprecedented apology Sunday to a 94-year-old US prisoner of war for using American POWs for forced labor during World War II.

Myanmar gov't forces clash with ethnic armed group

2015-07-20 09:53:49

Myanmar's government forces continued clashes with armed group Klohtoobaw Karen Organization ( KKO), during a search operation in Kawkareik, Kayin state over weekend, an official report said Monday.

Eruption of Mount. Gamalama volcano in Indonesia triggers evacuation

2015-07-19 21:19:41

Rumbling Mount Gamalama in eastern part of Indonesia has started forcing residents living near the slope of the volcano to flee home, an official said here on Sunday.