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ANALYSIS - S.Korea's robust response to N.Korea seen aiding Japan's military push

SEOUL, June 8 (Reuters) - South Korea's tougher stance towards the North under its new conservative president will be welcomed by Tokyo as Japan seeks to boost its military capabilities amid risin...

Japan's economy contracts, but at smaller rate than thought

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese economy contracted in the first quarter, but at a slower pace than earlier estimated, the government said Wednesday. The world’s third-largest economy contr...

Japan, NATO step up ties amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese and NATO officials agreed Tuesday to step up military cooperation and joint exercises as they shared concerns that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is causing a deterioration of the ...

Japan to open to tourists after two years but only with masks, insurance, guides

Foreign tourists visiting Japan will be required to wear masks, take out private medical insurance and be chaperoned throughout their stay, the government said on Tuesday, as it plans a gradual openin...

New Zealand PM to visit Australian counterpart in Sydney

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has held face-to-face meetings with the leaders of the United States, India, Japan and Indonesia during his hectic two weeks ...

US president's policy on Taiwan has confused some but it's actually clear

Some would say it has been difficult at times to discern with any precision exactly what the Biden administration policy on Taiwan is. Since the summer of 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden has continued ...

New Australian government includes record 13 women ministers

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government sworn in Wednesday includes a record 13 women, including the first female Muslim to serve in the role and the second Indigenous person named Indig...

Australia's Labor Party wins enough seats to govern alone

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s center-left Labor Party secured enough seats Tuesday to hold an outright majority in the House as vote counting from an election 10 days ago continued. ...

Ex-Malaysia PM: US-led trade group intended to isolate China

TOKYO (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad criticized a new U.S.-led economic grouping on Friday, saying it is intended to isolate China, and won't benefit regional economic growth ...

Global shares' rise broadly cheered by US earnings, rally

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares gained Friday as investors cheered a strong set of earnings from retailers that has sent U.S. shares higher. European shares rose in early trading, while ...

Japan's Ukraine refugee policy criticized for putting politics over human rights

The Japanese government has been quick to publicize its acceptance of more than 1,000 refugees from war-torn Ukraine. But critics point out that Japanese immigration authorities have been far less wi...

Japan to resume tourism in June; only packaged tour for now

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will open its borders to foreign tourists in June for the first time since imposing tight pandemic travel restrictions about two years ago, but only for package tours for now, the p...

Thai leader: Asia is gaining strategic, economic importance

TOKYO (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said Thursday that a new U.S.-backed economic pact is further proof of how important and relevant Asia is today. “Asia is still ex...

Japan, US fly fighters after China drill, N. Korean missiles

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese and U.S. forces have conducted a joint fighter jet flight over the Sea of Japan, Japan’s military said Thursday, in an apparent response to a Russia-China joint bomber flight whi...

Australia's government urges China to remove trade barriers

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government has urged China to lift trade sanctions if it wants to reset a bilateral relationship that plumbed new depths under the previous administration. ...