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Investigators inspect ruined Okinawan castle for fire cause

TOKYO (AP) — Fire and police investigators are inspecting the burned-out ruins of Shuri Castle on Okinawa to determine the cause of the fire that nearly destroyed the site that is a symbol of the Japa...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

A police dog decorated with flowers stands at a police kennel in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the second day of the Tihar festival, when dogs are worshipped to acknowledge their role in providing security. ...

Fire-ravaged Shuri Castle built with timber from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Unesco World Heritage site Shuri Castle, which suffered extensive damage from a fire on Thursday (Oct. 31), had been reconstructed over the years using Taiwan Cypress timb...

Video shows fire break out at Japan's Shuri Castle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A massive fire burned much of Japan's historic Shuri Castle to the ground early on Thursday morning (Oct. 31). The Naha City Fire Department in Japan's southern...

Police say fire at Shuri Castle, a world heritage site on Japan's southern island of Okinawa, nearly destroys it

TOKYO (AP) — Police say fire at Shuri Castle, a world heritage site on Japan's southern island of Okinawa, nearly destroys it.

Taiwan’s Hualien City and Japan’s Takachiho Town become sister cities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hualien City Mayor Wei Chia-hsien (魏嘉賢) signed an agreement on Tuesday (Oct. 8) with the mayor of Japan’s Takachiho Town to upgrade the two cities’ relationshi...

Tropical Storm Hagibis not expected to directly affect Taiwan

A tropical depression east of Guam was upgraded to Tropical Storm Hagibis on Sunday morning, but it is not expected to directly affect Taiwan, according to Central Weather Bureau (CWB) projections. ...

Large chunk of border wall funding diverted from tiny Guam

HONOLULU (AP) — President Donald Trump is raising a large chunk of the money for his border wall with Mexico by deferring several military construction projects slated for Guam, a strategic hub for U....

US rugby team stays humble after '15 Donald Trumps' quip

KOBE, Japan (AP) — It was meant to be a compliment in Eddie Jones' famously impertinent style, only it didn't really work out that way. The England coach's quip that the United State...

US calls on English experience against England at RWC

KOBE, Japan (AP) — The United States will open its Rugby World Cup against England with four players who play in the top English league in its starting XV. Hooker Joe Taufete'e, prop...

Typhoon heads northeast Japan after some damage in south

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon is heading northeast to Japan's main island of Honshu after lashing parts of the country's southern islands with heavy rains and winds that caused flooding and some min...

Tropical Storm Tapah poised to form just east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression to the southeast of Taiwan is moving northward, liking bringing rain to northern and northeastern Taiwan and possibly intensifying into a tropical st...

It’s going to be H.O.T. in Okinawa!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual H.O.T. Islands Music Festival 2019 featuring Taiwan’s East Coast musicians and an arts and crafts exhibition will take place in Japan’s Okinawa from...

Japan to set up police unit to guard disputed Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese government is setting up a new police patrol unit to operate near the disputed Diaoyutai Islands, which are claimed by Japan, Taiwan, and China, the Asahi Shi...