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Asian stocks fall on worries over rising virus cases, US aid

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares headed lower Wednesday on worries about rising virus counts and Washington's inability to deliver more aid to the economy....

Post-Abe agenda: Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared Monday, outlining an ambitious agenda as the country...

Japan rejects nuclear ban treaty; survivors to keep pushing

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Monday it will not sign a U.N. treaty that bans nuclear weapons and does not welcome its entry into...

Asian shares little changed on uncertainty over US election

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were little changed in muted trading Monday amid widespread uncertainty over what the U.S. presidential election will portend for...

Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit era

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and Britain signed a bilateral free trade deal Friday in the the first such major post-Brexit deal, reducing tariffs on...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on lack of US aid plan

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday as investors watched Washington for signs of whether political leaders can agree on...

Asian shares rise after Wall Street gains on solid earnings

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, cheered by the gains on Wall Street as investors welcomed a batch of solid earnings reports...

Asian shares track Wall Street fall as virus aid hopes fade

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell moderately Tuesday, tracking Wall Street's overnight decline as hopes faded Washington will come through with badly needed aid...

Japan exports fall amid slow recovery from pandemic downturn

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell at a slower pace in September in a sign that trade damage from the coronavirus pandemic is easing,...

Asian shares mixed amid 2nd wave coronavirus, election fears

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Friday as investors weighed concerns about the U.S. presidential election and an economic stimulus package, on...

Asian stocks follow Wall St lower as stimulus hopes fade

Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday as hopes U.S. leaders will agree on a new economic stimulus before the Nov. 3 presidential...

Japanese director known for single shots releases Zoom film

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese director who shot to stardom with a zombie movie featuring a delightfully long single shot has for his latest...

Asian shares lower after tech-driven rally on Wall Street

Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors awaited the release of Chinese trade data. ...

Asian shares mostly higher after US rally, aid package hopes

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher in muted trading Monday, as worries about the pandemic kept optimism in check despite a rally...

Judo in Japan: Getting unwanted scrutiny for abuse, violence

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is the home of judo, and the 19th-century martial art is sure to get more attention at home than any...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher on stimulus hopes

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday on hopes Washington will provide more aid to the struggling U.S. economy. ...

Asian shares mostly higher on hopes for U.S. stimulus

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday on optimism U.S. stimulus may be coming after all, as President Donald Trump appeared...

US, Australia, India, Japan discuss China’s growing power

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that China's increasingly assertive actions across the region make it more critical than...

US, Australia, India, Japan to discuss China’s growing power

TOKYO (AP) — Foreign ministers from four Indo-Pacific nations known as the Quad group are gathering in Tokyo on Tuesday for talks that Japan...

French-Japanese designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19

PARIS (AP) — Kenzo Takada, the iconic French-Japanese fashion designer famed for his jungle-infused designs and free-spirited aesthetic that channeled global travel, has died....

Tokyo Stock Exchange resumes trading after technical outage

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Stock Exchange resumed normal operations Friday after repairs of malfunctions in its computer systems that halted trading for an entire...

Tokyo trading stops over system failure, China on holiday

TOKYO (AP) — Trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was suspended Thursday because of a problem in the system for relaying market information. Most...

Japan’s ‘tankan’ economy survey shows improved sentiment

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese manufacturers’ sentiments improved for the first time in three years, a quarterly Bank of Japan survey showed Thursday, as the...

Japan court orders gov’t, TEPCO to pay in Fukushima disaster

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Wednesday found the government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant negligent for failing to...

Nissan employee testifies against American on trial in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A Nissan employee testified Tuesday that he worked with another former Nissan executive, American Greg Kelly to find ways to pay...

Tokyo Olympics Q&A: Should athletes be priority for vaccine?

TOKYO (AP) — It's been six months since the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last few...

Asia shares up ahead of China holiday, presidential debate

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher in muted trading Monday, ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate and a national holiday in...

Japan’s new prime minister vows to host Olympics next year

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s new prime minister said Saturday that he’s determined to host the Tokyo Olympic Games next summer as “proof that humanity...

The Latest: Boris Johnson to urge global unity against virus

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): ...

Japan’s newly minted prime minister steps into UN limelight

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s new prime minister, stepping from the shadows of his longtime supporting role, said Saturday in his debut at the U.N....

Asian shares gain, cheered by US rally on hopes for stimulus

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares advanced Friday, cheered by a modest rally on Wall Street and rising hopes for fresh stimulus for the U.S....

For North Korea, UN membership is a key link to larger world

TOKYO (AP) — Hermit Kingdom? Not quite. ...

Tiny Rubik’s Cube goes on sale in Japan for anniversary

TOKYO (AP) — A tiny but playable Rubik’s Cube, so little it fits on your fingertip, has gone on sale in Japan for 198,000...

Tokyo Olympics CEO suggests relaxed entry rules for athletes

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympics officials are proposing that the government relax immigration regulations to allow athletes to enter the country before next year's...

Silver to CNN: A later NBA season may disrupt Olympic plans

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that his “best guess” is that next season will not start until...

Tokyo needs to convince sponsors Olympics will really happen

TOKYO (AP) — The only thing more difficult than staging next year's Tokyo Olympics in a pandemic might be convincing sponsors to keep their...

The Latest: South Korea’s daily virus total drops slightly

South Korea __ South Korea’s new coronavirus tally has fallen below 100 for the first time in more than a month, as the country’s...

Asia slightly higher despite Wall Street slump, virus fears

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were slightly higher Friday despite some investor attention shifting again to the uncertainties in global economies amid the coronavirus...

Netflix woos Japan with new original series about a reporter

TOKYO (AP) — Netflix is producing and shooting an original series set in Japan about a journalist who challenges authority, hoping to woo this...

Asian stocks retreat on lack of new Fed action

Asian stock markets declined Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated its benchmark interest rate will stay close to zero at least through 2023...

Yoshihide Suga named Japan’s prime minister, succeeding Abe

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Parliament elected Yoshihide Suga as prime minister Wednesday, replacing long-serving leader Shinzo Abe with his right-hand man. ...

Japan’s new PM Yoshihide Suga, self-made and strong-willed

TOKYO (AP) — Before he got Japan's top government job officially, Yoshihide Suga was known as a “shadow" prime minister and the right-hand man...

Asian shares mostly higher after Wall Street gains

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after advances for big technology companies carried Wall Street to further gains overnight. ...

Japan begins trial of Nissan, ex-executive over Ghosn’s pay

TOKYO (AP) — The financial misconduct trial of former Nissan executive Greg Kelly began Tuesday with Kelly saying he committed no crimes and was...

Asian markets mixed after Wall Street rises on dealmaking

Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street rose on a flurry of corporate deals and China's economic activity improved. ...

Suga wins party vote, all but assuring election as Japan PM

TOKYO (AP) — Yoshihide Suga was elected as the new head of Japan’s ruling party on Monday, all but assuring that he will become...

Japan celebrates Osaka; Sponsors cautious about activism

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is celebrating Naomi Osaka's victory at the U.S. Open, especially her array of corporate sponsors. ...

Asia shares rise as investors look ahead to Fed meeting

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Monday, despite the rollercoast ride that closed Wall Street last week, as traders awaited cues from the U.S....

Q&A: What to expect from trial of Nissan, ex-director Kelly

TOKYO (AP) — The criminal trial against Japanese automaker Nissan and its former executive Greg Kelly will open in Tokyo District Court on Tuesday....

Japan’s Abe seeks preemptive strike capacity in policy shift

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that Japan should make a major change to its defense policy by developing a first-strike...

Asian shares mixed after technology fall leads US stock fall

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday following a selloff of technology shares on Wall Street. ...

Asia Today: India has record spike of 95K new virus cases

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported another record spike of 95,735 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours as the virus spreads beyond...

Asian stocks gain after Wall Street rebounds from tech slump

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets gained Thursday after Wall Street rebounded from a three-day slump for tech stocks. ...

Human rights groups ask IOC to move Olympics from China

TOKYO (AP) — China's repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent protests ahead...

Campaign to succeed PM Abe as party leader begins in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The official campaigning to head Japan's ruling party began Tuesday, with outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's longtime right-hand man now seen...

Organizers, IOC trying to remove doubts over Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers are trying to convince the public that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will take place...

Asian shares mostly higher as US set to reopen from holiday

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, after European stocks rallied and U.S. markets were closed for the Labor Day national holiday....

Japan’s economy shrinks 28% in 2Q, worse than 1st estimate

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy shrank at a record, even worse rate in the April-June quarter than initially estimated. ...

Asian markets mixed after Wall Street slides

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street turned in its biggest weekly decline in more than two months. ...

Typhoon unleashes rain, strong winds in southern Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The second powerful typhoon to slam Japan in a week unleashed fierce winds and rain on southern islands on Sunday, blowing...

Nissan’s Ghosn gone, American Kelly faces Japan trial alone

TOKYO (AP) — His boss Carlos Ghosn escaped financial misconduct charges by fleeing the country, but another former Nissan executive is still awaiting trial...

Typhoon Haishen approaches Japan packing powerful winds

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon, the second in a week, was barreling toward the Okinawa islands in southern Japan on Saturday, prompting warnings...

Scandal-tarnished Nissan shows off production innovation

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan says it has developed a new way to produce high-tech auto parts that highlights the Japanese automaker’s engineering finesse, even...

2nd crew member, dead cows found after ship sinks off Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's coast guard rescued a survivor floating in a raft Friday hours after finding an unconscious crew member in waters where...

On Hold: Tokyo Olympics Postponed To 2021

By EDDIE PELLS, STEPHEN WADE and MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The IOC announced a first-of-its-kind...

Flame Arrival Faces Calls For Tokyo Olympics Be Delayed

By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Japan...

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