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  • Japan, China, South Korea agree on Ebola cooperation

    BEIJING (Kyodo) -- The health ministers of Japan, China and South Korea said Sunday they will collaborate closely in preventing Ebola and other deadly diseases from entering their borders. The trilateral meeting was held in Beijing at a time of

    November 23, 2014 02:33 pm JST
  • Garment industry shift

    Vietnam emerges as next big factory floor

    TOKYO/YANGON -- Cost-sensitive garment businesses around the world increasingly regard Vietnam as a top choice for production, in anticipation of a trans-Pacific trade deal that would eliminate tariffs on clothes entering the U.S. A factory esta

    November 22, 2014 06:41 am JST
  • Lithium-ion batteries

    Marubeni sells US electrode carbons in Asia

    TOKYO -- Japanese trading house Marubeni has broadened its battery business, selling advanced electrode materials for use in lithium-ion batteries to battery manufacturers in South Korea and China. The materials come from EnerG2, based in Seattl

    November 22, 2014 01:17 am JST
  • Samsung's reshuffle

    Earnings slump has top executives fearing shake-up

    SEOUL -- As earnings continue to disappoint, top officials at Samsung Electronics are awaiting this year's personnel reshuffle with more anxiety than usual. The South Korean electronics giant usually begins implementing its annual personnel chan

    November 21, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • South Korean gamble

    Sega Sammy begins building integrated casino-resort

    INCHEON, South Korea -- Sega Sammy Holdings broke ground here Thursday on an integrated resort that will center on a casino, with opening slated for May 2017. Surrounding the foreigners-only casino will be lodgings and a shopping mall. The resor

    November 21, 2014 07:02 am JST
  • Japanese automakers race ahead

    Toyota leads pack with record net profit

    TOKYO -- Japanese automakers enjoyed solid earnings for the fiscal 2014 first half, helped by a weak yen and robust North American market, while recall woes and unfavorable exchange rates eroded profits at U.S. and South Korean rivals. The Nikke

    November 21, 2014 02:13 am JST
  • Exporting karaoke

    Koshidaka to ramp up South Korean parlor openings

    TOKYO -- Karaoke chain operator Koshidaka Holdings will turn to overseas markets for a new pillar of revenue, with plans to sharply boost its presence in South Korea while considering zeroing on karaoke aficionados in Malaysia and other Southeast As

    November 21, 2014 01:37 am JST
  • Washington, the AIIB and Taiwan

    US not fighting China-backed fund, senior official says

    TAIPEI -- Striking a reconciliatory tone, a senior U.S. diplomat said Thursday that Washington is not trying to undermine Chinese efforts to create a fund aimed at helping develop infrastructure in Asia. The statement by Kurt Tong, U.S. principl

    November 20, 2014 06:00 pm JST
  • Islamic State: The new face of terror

    In its quest to acquire manpower and support for its operations in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State militant group is making deep inroads into Asia -- and achieving a level of success that al-Qaida could only have dreamed of. The growing presence o

    November 20, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Kamal Alam: Syria offers clues to Islamic State's future in Asia

    One of the more remarkable documents found in the Osama bin Laden compound included a letter to the Islamic State group of Iraq and Syria cautioning Abu Musab al-Zarqawi over his group's extreme violence. The insurgency in Fallujah and Tal Afar

    November 20, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Simpler rules to unleash South Korea's e-commerce potential

    SEOUL -- South Korean lawmakers last month scrapped an outdated and cumbersome restriction on electronic transactions that had long stifled online businesses in one of the world's most technologically advanced nations. Now that buyers and seller

    November 20, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Gi-Wook Shin: Can Asia emulate Silicon Valley?

    The city of Cupertino, California, is only about 15km from Stanford University, where I teach and live. It is home to the headquarters of Apple, a global leader in the computer and smartphone industries. It is also home to many Indian and Chinese en

    November 20, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Humphrey Hawksley

    Why the UN belongs at the heart of Korea's DMZ

    On Oct. 31, at a conference in the United Nations' center in Geneva, a low-key delegation from South Korea unveiled details of an ambitious plan. There were no high-powered officials or ranks of press cameras to mark the event, although the pres

    November 19, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • ADB report

    Asia's integration driven by Western uncertainty

    MANILA -- Asia is becoming increasingly interconnected as economies move to reduce their reliance on the West, where growth has been sluggish, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday. In its latest Asian Economic Integration Monitor, the bank sa

    November 19, 2014 10:30 am JST
  • Tax time-out

    Abe finds global sympathy for delay

    TOKYO -- The world is greeting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to postpone a tax increase on consumers with a mixture of relief that the Japanese economy will be spared another blow and concern about the fiscal repercussions. In China and S

    November 19, 2014 05:34 am JST
  • Modern art in the colonies

    Remembering East Asia's era of shared exhibitions

    When I came to Japan to study in the early 1990s, modernity and art in East Asia was receiving particular attention in the area of art history in Japan and South Korea. A flurry of academic conferences and symposiums on the theme were held at that t

    November 18, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Japanese character goods

    Bandai to offer toys with popular video game theme in South Korea

    TOKYO -- Bandai will start selling toys based on its popular "Yokai Watch" video game in South Korea next month, taking them abroad for the first time. The Japanese company began broadcasting the animated series in South Korea this October, and

    November 18, 2014 07:45 am JST
  • LCD Panels

    Foxconn confirms new plant but wary of China-South Korea FTA

    TAIPEI -- Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn Technology Group, has said his company will invest in a new LCD panel plant in Taiwan but expressed misgivings that an impending China-South Korea free trade agreement (FTA) will hurt the island's competitive

    November 16, 2014 06:18 pm JST
  • In Brazil

    Japanese pass torch to Chinese and Koreans

    SAO PAULO -- The most prominent structure of Liberdade, a district near the center of Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, is a big red torii -- a gateway usually installed at the entrance of Japanese Shinto shrines to mark the start of a sacred zone.

    November 16, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Park warms to 3-way summit after Abe-Xi icebreaker

    NAYPYITAW -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye is showing newfound enthusiasm for three-way talks with President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, perhaps out of alarm that the two countries have patched up relations eno

    November 15, 2014 07:42 am JST