Nissan gives workers 2 unpaid days off as US sales slump

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. is making its U.S. factory and office employees take two days off without pay amid slumping sales. The company's U.S. sales this year are down...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERTS MAKE IMPEACHMENT CASE Legal scholars testify that T...

Japanese court reduces Peruvian’s death sentence to life

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese appeals court reduced on Thursday the death sentence of a Peruvian man convicted of killing six people to life in prison. The Tokyo High Court issued the ruli...

Amateurs lead Australian Open after 1st round

SYDNEY (AP) — World No. 1-ranked amateur Takumi Kanaya birdied his final two holes Thursday for a 6-under 65 and a tie for the first-round lead with fellow Asian amateur Chun An-you of Taiwan. ...

3 dead after Pearl Harbor sailor shoots civilians, himself

HONOLULU (AP) — A sailor shot three civilians, killing two of them, before taking his own life at Pearl Harbor just days before thousands were scheduled to gather at the storied military base to mark ...

Shinto festival carries on centuries-old tradition in Japan

CHICHIBU, Japan (AP) — As fireworks light up the winter night, scores of men, women and teenagers crying “washoi, washoi” haul the last of six towering, lantern-covered floats up a small hill and into...

Asian shares rise on optimism about US-China trade deal

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday amid renewed hopes a U.S. trade deal with China may be near, despite recent tough talk from President Donald Trump. Japan’s benc...

Afghans to hold candlelight vigil for slain Japanese doctor

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans across the country are shocked at the killing of Japanese physician Tetsu Nakamura, who was gunned down with five Afghans in a roadside shooting the previous day in e...

No. 1-ranked Japanese amateur takes Australian Open lead

SYDNEY (AP) — World No. 1-ranked amateur Takumi Kanaya birdied his final two holes Thursday for a 6-under 65 and a two-stroke clubhouse lead at the Australian Open. Playing the back...

Japanese students amazed to meet Taiwan's president on Presidential Office tour

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Wednesday (Dec. 4), a group of Japanese high school students at the Presidential Office were listening attentively to a tour guide introducing the building while a life...

World No 1 amateur takes early lead at Australian Open

SYDNEY (AP) — World No. 1-ranked amateur Takumi Kanaya birdied his final two holes Thursday for a 6-under 65 a two-stroke clubhouse lead at the Australian Open. Playing the back nine...

Trump’s US-Japan trade deal wins Japan parliament approval

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Parliament on Wednesday approved a trade deal that was agreed upon by President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this year. The deal cutt...

Tigerair Taiwan cooperates with Jetstar on Dohop search platform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Tigerair Taiwan and the Australian-based Jetstar Group announced a “virtual linkup” Wednesday (December 4) which will allow passengers on their various low-cost...

Hot Water: Pressure to move Tokyo Olympics open-water venue

TOKYO (AP) — The IOC moved next year’s Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity. Now some swimmers and an 11,000-mem...

Afghan official: Gunmen kill 5, wound Japanese physician

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says gunmen opened fire at a car belonging to a Japanese physician and aid worker, seriously wounding him and killing five Afghans, including his bodyguard...