Japan to trigger safeguard tariffs on US frozen beef

Consumers likely to feel impact of temporary hike to 50%

  • Robert Wu: Bibliophile who created cultural landmark in Chinese-speaking world

    Taiwanese top book chain Eslite faces challenges after founder's death

  • Tokyo launches new Olympics initiative -- Telework Day

    Some 60,000 workers participate in campaign to ease commuter crowds during events

  • Inside Bangladesh's methamphetamine problem

    Booming regional drugs trade takes its toll on country's youth

  • Celebrated chef's cooking rooted in communal kitchen in India

    As India's economy expands, the Big Apple's appetite for the cuisine may follow

  • Mongolian-born Hakuho becomes sumo's winningest wrestler

    Grand champion says he wants to set high bar for future contenders

  • No room for romance? Japan's love hotels court new clientele

    Less sex and more tourists mean less kinky toys, more gourmet meals

  • The 'best job in Thailand'

    Disabled student lands dream role in country hooked on social media

  • Soccer balls a tool in Philippine fight against Islamists

    Professionals teach the game to southern island kids, capture interest

  • Japan's tsunami defenses come at a price: Vanishing beaches

    Erosion linked to sea walls is one reason 12 close every year

  • A dream garden blooms in Luang Prabang

    Laos's first botanical garden reawakens connections with herbal heritage

  • Indian farmers see the profit in going organic

    Chemical-free products enjoy steady demand from wealthy consumers

  • Tokyo homebuyers choose practicality over prestige

    Kichijoji is out, Funabashi is in as bedroom communities top neighborhood ranks

  • Japan's first and only 'bedridden comedian' has last laugh

    Handicapped Asodog seeks humor, not sympathy

  • Tokyo kick-starts push to ease rush-hour hell

    Over 250 companies on board to relieve infamous packed peak-hour trains

  • Thailand's exotic cats becoming hard to find

    The numbers of siamese, khaomanee and other breeds are falling

  • China might want to redesign its Olympic medal factory

    Recent pingpong hubbub shows some pretty wide cracks in the system

  • Women in Ocher: Thailand's rebel nuns gain ground

    Quest for equality with male monks steadily overcoming prejudice

  • Wealthy Chinese kindergarten provides serious security

    Spate of violent crimes against kids heightens concerns over safety

  • Myanmar refugees find a foothold in North Carolina

    Hopes of return home tempered by fears of continued ethnic tensions