All Blacks make 3 changes for rematch with Argentina

The New Zealand All Blacks have made three changes to their starting lineup for Saturday’s Tri-Nations rematch against Argentina, retaining an unchanged backline and most of the lineup which slumped t...

Australia, New Zealand make changes for 4th Bledisloe test

With the Bledisloe Cup secure for the 18th-straight year, New Zealand has made seven personnel and one positional change to its starting lineup for Saturday’s Tri-Nations test against Australia at Bri...

Tokyo festival opens with grueling boxing 'Underdog' film

TOKYO (AP) — Masaharu Take’s films have always focused on painful stories about Japan's “under-class,” people who are often overlooked in a nation stereotyped as monolithically well-to-do. ...

Immersive Fashion Experience, Heart of Cyberpunk Officially Launches

Visit this Surreal Sci-fi City to Experience an Illusionary Fashion Presentation under the Neon-lit Backdrop HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 22 October 2020 - Brought to you by Hong Kong Design Ce...

2 new caps added to All Blacks squad for Rugby Championship

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Uncapped flanker Du Plessis Kirifi and prop George Bower have been drafted into New Zealand’s squad for the Rugby Championship in Australia. Bower is n...

With quiet humanity, Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' makes noise

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s it like to be an international film festival sensation without hardly leaving your home? Like most things during the pandemic, it’s surreal. Except for trips t...

Coach Ian Foster has 7 new caps in his 1st All Blacks squad

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Ian Foster has included seven uncapped players in his first squad as All Blacks head coach, naming 35 players Sunday as uncertainty continues over the possibility of any...

Michelin Guide Taipei & Taichung 2020 released

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Michelin Guide Taipei 2020 was officially announced on Monday (Aug. 24), presenting the third edition of the Taipei Guide and its first-ever Taichung Guide. In the ...

Japan's leader goes to hospital, raising health concerns

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe went to a hospital on Monday for what Japanese media said was a regular health checkup, although the visit generated renewed worries about his health. ...

Japan PM Abe enters hospital for examination

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe entered a Tokyo hospital on Monday (Aug. 17) for an examination but a detailed reason for the visit was not immediately known, local media reported. Government so...

Japan's legacy of forced labor haunts ties with neighbors

TOKYO (AP) — For years, Yeom Chan-soon was haunted by the cracking sound of a leather belt eating into the flesh of a fellow Korean mine worker being punished for trying to escape from forced labor in...

Blues beat Highlanders 32-21 in Super Rugby

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — The Auckland-based Blues fanned their faint hopes of winning the Super Aotearoa title Sunday when they beat the Dunedin-based Highlanders 32-21 to take a bonus point from a...

Hurricanes edge Blues 29-27 in Super Rugby Aotearoa

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Jordie Barrett converted Asafo Aumua’s try in the 76th minute of a see-saw match Saturday to give the Wellington-based Hurricanes a 29-27 victory over the Auckland-based...

Crusaders beat Blues 26-15 in Super Rugby Aotearoa

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Christchurch-based Crusaders showed champion qualities when they soaked up enormous pressure and then rallied to beat the Blues 26-15 Saturday in a match between p...

'Art thieves' (predictably) raid 'Stealable Art Exhibition'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All the art that could be stolen was stolen at an exhibition Friday (July 10) in Tokyo's Same Galley. Titled "Stealable Art Exhibition," it showcased the ...