Politics & Economy

JR Tokai's maglev train will significantly cut travel time between Japan's two major cities.

Tokyo-Osaka maglev train may start sooner than planned

TOKYO -- The Japanese government and Central Japan Railway may launch high-speed maglev train service between Tokyo and Osaka as much as 8 years earlier than the initial 2045 target date.The planned Linear Chuo Shinkansen bullet train will connect To...

Taiwan's transition: Challenge ahead for President Tsai

Taiwan inaugurates new president -- join the conversation on Facebook

Taiwan's new President Tsai Ing-wen was inaugurated Friday. Recession and the faltering of...

Philippine presidential election 2016

Duterte says bilateral talks with China can wait

DAVAO, Philippines -- Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine president elect, has said he will ho...

Panama Papers: The worldwide fallout

G-7 appears split on solutions to tax avoidance

TOKYO -- Tax avoidance likely will be a major topic at the Group of Seven summit later thi...

Pyongyang provocation

Cross-border trade hints sanctions on North Korea taking a bite

BEIJING -- Chinese imports from North Korea tumbled nearly 20% year on year in April, indi...