Recreation And Leisure

Tokyo's baby panda appears before selected guests, media

Dec 18, 2017

A baby panda has made a special appearance before Tokyo's governor, a group of local schoolchildren and the media one day ahead of its official public debut

As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

Dec 14, 2017

As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-games costs and huge financial strain placed on one of its poorest regions

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