Politics & Economy

A Filipina domestic helper in Singapore. © Reuters

Japan gets ready to welcome foreign housekeepers

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to build a society in which 100 million Japanese can happily live and work. The government plans to take a step in this direction by next March by letting women from poor countries into Japan to help ...

Philippine presidential election 2016

Duterte fails to calm nervous investors

MANILA -- Rodrigo Duterte, the frontrunner in the Philippine presidential election, talked...

Panama Papers: The worldwide fallout

Panama Papers furor highlights Japan's struggle with tax dodgers

TOKYO -- Leaked documents on offshore tax havens of prominent figures worldwide now raise ...

Pyongyang provocation

North Korea's Kim seen consolidating power at May congress

SEOUL -- The upcoming congress of the Workers' Party of Korea has attracted much speculati...

Myanmar's power shift

Myanmar's new government puts Suu Kyi squarely in power

NAYPYITAW -- Htin Kyaw was sworn in as Myanmar's first elected civilian president in over ...