Recreation And Leisure

Lego wins first China copyright case against imitators

Dec 7, 2017

Danish toy maker Lego says it has won a major legal victory in China, where a court ruled in its favor in a copyright case against companies making knockoffs of its famous colored bricks

Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

Sep 21, 2017

The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums, by adapting new technology for decades-old titles

AP Interview: Japan's emoji creator saw nuance in pictures

Sep 21, 2017

AP Interview: The Japanese creator of the first emoji wanted to add nuance to mobile phone messages and never imagined his 1999 work would become a global phenomenon

AP PHOTOS: Appeasing restless ghosts in Hong Kong

Sep 5, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Appeasing restless ghosts in Hong Kong in raucous celebrations marked by feasts and music

Changing tastes brew bitter times for Japan's beer makers

Aug 16, 2017

Changing tastes brew bitter times for Japan's beer makers as "salaryman" style after work drinks lose appeal

China frees top Australian Crown casino executive from jail

Aug 12, 2017

Australia's foreign minister says Chinese authorities have released from jail a top Australian executive at a casino company following the completion of his sentence on gambling-related offenses

Sony sees recovery with a nearly quadrupling of profit

Aug 1, 2017

Sony's fiscal first quarter profit nearly quadrupled compared to a year ago, boosted by its lucrative image sensor and other businesses, highlighting a gradual recovery at the Japanese electronics and entertainment company

Chinese president oversees military parade in show of might

Jul 30, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping has overseen a large-scale military parade in a show of China's fighting prowess

Nintendo records quarterly profit on Switch sales success

Jul 26, 2017

Japanese video-game maker Nintendo Co. reverses into profit in April-June quarter from losses the previous year, boosted by popular Switch hybrid game machines

Tokyo to begin seeking names for star giant panda cub

Jul 25, 2017

Tokyo will start collecting suggestions this week for the name of a giant panda cub born at its Ueno Zoo