The Latest: 6 NZ shooting victims returned to families

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Police in New Zealand say they have completed autop...

Japan's Shinzo Abe will not seek PM office after 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaking at a parliamentary budget committee meeting on Thursday, March 14, said that he would not seek to be re-elected as Japanese Pr...

US military official says diplomatic 'quad' is ongoing

SINGAPORE (AP) — An American military official says that the U.S., Australia, India and Japan continue to have regular diplomatic meetings to "coordinate our respective visions of and efforts in the I...

Tsai calls for renewed Japan-Taiwan security dialogue in Japanese media interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On March 2, the Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun published an exclusive front page interview with the President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文). In the interview, Preside...

Governor wants US, Japan, Okinawa talks on US base move

TOKYO (AP) — The governor of Okinawa is pushing for three-way talks involving his group of islands, Japan's central government and the U.S. on how to move forward following a referendum that rejected ...

Photo of the Day: Parallel lives of Xi and Winnie

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Sunday (Feb. 24), just as Chinese netizens were busy working themselves into a lather over a mocking reference to Chinese President Xi Jinping as Winnie-the-Pooh in the Taiw...

AP Explains: What everyone wants at the Trump-Kim summit

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will likely be all smiles as they shake hands later this week in Hanoi for a meeting meant to put flesh on what many cr...

Expectations low as Trump looks for win in NKorea summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will head into his second meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un having reframed what would make a successful summit, lowering expectations for Pyongyang's den...

Okinawa rechaza en referendo reubicar base militar de EEUU

TOKIO (AP) — Los residentes de la región isleña de Okinawa, en el suroeste de Japón, rechazaron el domingo en referendo un plan para reubicar una base militar de Estados Unidos. El r...

Okinawa referendum rejects relocation for US military base

TOKYO (AP) — The residents of Japan's southwestern island region of Okinawa have rejected a relocation plan for a U.S. military base that was put to a referendum, dealing a blow to a bilateral securit...

Japan's emperor marks 30th year of reign at Tokyo ceremony

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito attended a ceremony on Sunday to mark the 30th year of his reign while calling for the country to embrace openness in a more globalized world. Th...

Okinawa votes in referendum on US military base relocation

TOKYO (AP) — The people of Okinawa are voting Sunday on a plan for a U.S. military base relocation in a referendum that will send a message on how they feel about housing American troops in Japa...

Trump says he's in no rush to see North Korea give up nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, but adds he's not in any rush because U.S. relations with Pyongya...

Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his chief spokesman have declined to say if Abe nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. Abe noted while speaki...

Trump: Japanese leader nominated me for Nobel Peace Prize

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of his second meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump said Friday that the leader of Japan had nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work to open...