Politics & Economy

Japanese Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii, second from left, talks with Chris Grayling, British transport secretary, fourth from right. © Kyodo

G-7 transport ministers end 3-day meeting

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Transport ministers from the Group of Seven advanced economies agreed Sunday to strengthen cooperation in the railway and airline sectors as they wrapped up their three-day meeting in the resort town of Karuizawa, northwest of Tokyo....

Rethinking ASEAN

Beijing sets the pace on South China Sea

VIENTIANE -- China successfully kept the lid on the South China Sea dispute throughout a s...

Duterte's Philippines

'Leave us': Duterte reacts to S&P's credit-rating outlook

MANILA -- Ratings agency Standard & Poor's is not a fan of Dutertenomics -- or extrajudici...

Green light for military democracy in Thai referendum

US, other powers dither in Asia as democracy falters

VIENTIANE -- The past week's Asian summits saw leaders of the great powers unable to come ...

South China Sea tensions

New SDF outpost creates divide in East China Sea

OKINAWA, Japan -- A new Ground Self-Defense Force base on the small island of Yonaguni, ne...

Pyongyang provocation

Beijing gets tougher on illegal trade with North Korea

BEIJING -- China faces pressure to crack down not only on coal exports from North Korea bu...