Japan's Emperor Naruhito hosts tea party for foreign royals

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Naruhito is hosting a tea party at his residence for royals from other countries, thanking them for celebrating his enthronement at a palace ceremony the day before. ...

Prince Charles pops in to see Welsh rugby team at World Cup

TOKYO (AP) — Over in Japan to attend an enthronement ceremony for the country's new emperor, Britain's Prince Charles has popped in to see the Welsh rugby team ahead of its World Cup semifinal match a...

US stocks edge higher on company earnings; Biogen surges

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher in early trading Tuesday following several positive earnings reports from U.S. companies, holding the S&P 500 above 3,000 and within range of its all-time high ...

Emperor Naruhito proclaims enthronement in ancient-style ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Naruhito has officially proclaimed himself as Japan's new emperor in front of attendees from more than 180 countries at a ritual-bound, ancient-style ceremony held on ...

Asian stocks climb, lifted by upbeat talk on China-US trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday after upbeat comments from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China. ...

Japan's Emperor Naruhito proclaims ascension to Chrysanthemum Throne at a palace enthronement ceremony

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Naruhito proclaims ascension to Chrysanthemum Throne at a palace enthronement ceremony .

The Latest: Japan pardons 550,000 to mark royal event

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Japanese Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Japan's government has pardoned about 550,000 people conv...

Japan's Naruhito to proclaim himself emperor at palace rite

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Naruhito is visiting three Shinto shrines at the Imperial Palace before proclaiming himself Japan's emperor in an enthronement ceremony. The 59-year-old ...

Taiwan to send gifts to new emperor of Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronation ceremony for the new emperor of Japan, Naruhito (德仁), will be held in Tokyo on Tuesday (Oct. 22), with many global political leaders and members of royalty ...

The Latest: Pope to meet with emperor, Abe while in Japan

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Thailand and Japan in November (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Pope Francis will meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Ab...

Japan holds first National Memorial Service for War Dead in the Reiwa era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first National Memorial Service for War Dead in the Reiwa era (令和) was held on Thursday (Aug. 15), the 74th anniversary of Japan’s World War II surrender, NHK re...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

National rescue agency workers walk near buildings covered in volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Tangkuban Perahu in Indonesia. It's one of several active volcanos in the country. ...

New emperor opens Japan's Diet, now wheelchair accessible

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Diet has convened after elections and a renovation at the upper house to improve its accessibility for two new lawmakers who use wheelchairs. For the new session...

Japanese crown prince in Finland to mark centenary of ties

HELSINKI (AP) — Japanese Crown Prince Akishino and his wife Crown Princess Kiko have arrived for a four-day visit to Finland where the royal couple will mark the 100th anniversary of establishing dipl...

Japanese crown prince, wife begin tour of Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish president and first lady have welcomed Japanese Crown Prince Akishino and his wife Crown Princess Kiko as the royal couple begins a tour of Poland. A...