Lifestyle

With limos and private train, Kim Jong Un travels in style

Apr 24, 2019

With a private train and stretch Mercedes limousines, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un travels to summits in style

Japan courts Trump using emperor, first lady's birthday

Apr 20, 2019

Without close friends in Asia, Japan's prime minister is seen using every opportunity, even the emperor's accession, to court President Donald Trump

Devotees nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines

Apr 19, 2019

Several Roman Catholic devotees have been nailed to wooden crosses in a gory Good Friday ritual in the Philippines, and others flogged themselves or took part in religious plays to reenact Jesus Christ's suffering

Alibaba head's remarks spark debate over China working hours

Apr 19, 2019

Remarks by the head of Chinese online business giant Alibaba that young people should work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week if they want financial success have prompted a debate over work-life balance

Asian stocks rise in quiet holiday trading

Apr 19, 2019

Asian stock indexes are mostly higher on Good Friday holiday trading that had some markets closed

Celebration of Japan's new era big opportunity for business

Apr 19, 2019

Celebration of Japan's new imperial era a big opportunity for business

In Cantonese opera, Trump finds his twin brother in China

Apr 14, 2019

President Donald Trump is the inspiration for "Trump on Show," a four-day Cantonese opera that reimagines the president's personal life and his fictional twin brother who lives in China

S. Korean babies born Dec. 31 become 2-year-olds next day

Apr 12, 2019

South Korea's unusual age-calculating system means babies born on Dec. 31 become 2-year-olds the next day

Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found

Apr 12, 2019

Archaeologists who discovered fossils from a human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago in the northern Philippines plan more diggings and better protection of the caves where the remains were unearthed

Japan's emperor and empress celebrate 60 years of marriage

Apr 11, 2019

Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary just three weeks before he abdicates his throne