Taiwan, US pay tribute to island's leader, 'Mr. Democracy'

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's leader, senior government officials and a high-level U.S. envoy on Saturday paid tribute to the man who led Taiwan's transition to democracy, former President Lee Teng-h...

Ex-Japan prime minister, Dalai Lama pay tribute to late Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui

NEW TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama expressed their grief over the passing of former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝)...

Japan's ex-PM Abe visits controversial Tokyo shrine

TOKYO (AP) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday he visited a shrine viewed by China and both Koreas as a symbol of wartime aggression. Abe's visit to Yasukuni S...

New Japan PM signals intention to phone Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga wants a phone conversation with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), according to former Japanese leader Yoshiro Mori. Dur...

Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe visits controversial shrine for war dead

Shinzo Abe, Japan's former prime minister, visited the Yasukuni Shrine on Saturday, days after he was replaced by Yoshihide Suga. Visits to the shrine often ignite controversy, as war criminals a...

Japan police arrest fraud suspect linked to ex-PM's event

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police on Friday arrested a man on fraud charges linked to annual cherry blossom viewing parties that were hosted by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but the new government rule...

Japan new PM begins 1st full day, vows to push reforms

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga started his first full day in office Thursday with a resolve to push forward popular reforms. "I'm determined to work hard for ...

Netflix woos Japan with new original series about a reporter

TOKYO (AP) — Netflix is producing and shooting an original series set in Japan about a journalist who challenges authority, hoping to woo this nation that’s hooked on watching good old TV. ...

New Japanese Cabinet retains most key ministers

TOKYO (AP) — New Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, elected by parliament on Wednesday after pledging to pursue his predecessor Shinzo Abe's policies, formed a 20-member Cabinet that retains many...

Taiwan president congratulates Yoshihide Suga on becoming Japan's new prime minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While offering her congratulations to Yoshihide Suga on becoming Japan’s new prime minister, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said she looks forward to deepening Taiwan&...

Asian shares mostly higher after Wall Street gains

Shares retreated in Asia on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy announcement. Benchmarks rose modestly in Tokyo and jumped in Sydney, but fell back in Hong Kong, Seoul a...

End of Abe era leaves Japan still searching for way forward

MITO, Japan (AP) — Among the challenges awaiting newly appointed Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is the urgent challenge of how to keep the world’s third-largest economy growing as its populati...

Yoshihide Suga named Japan's prime minister, succeeding Abe

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Parliament elected Yoshihide Suga as prime minister Wednesday, replacing long-serving leader Shinzo Abe with his right-hand man. Suga had been chosen as leader of the...

Japan's new PM Yoshihide Suga, self-made and strong-willed

TOKYO (AP) — Before he got Japan's top government job officially, Yoshihide Suga was known as a “shadow" prime minister and the right-hand man for his long-serving predecessor. When ...

Former chief Cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga elected by Parliament as Japan’s new prime minister, succeeding Shinzo Abe

TOKYO (AP) — Former chief Cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga elected by Parliament as Japan’s new prime minister, succeeding Shinzo Abe.