Travel

Japan checking report of Japanese man held in North Korea

Aug 11, 2018

Japan says it is looking into reports of a Japanese citizen taken into custody this month in North Korea

Flights canceled but no major damage as typhoon soaks Japan

Aug 9, 2018

An offshore typhoon is bringing rain and high winds to Japan's northeast coast as it tracks north after giving Tokyo a good soak overnight

Flights canceled as Typhoon Shanshan heads toward Tokyo

Aug 8, 2018

Rain is lashing Tokyo and dozens of flights have been cancelld as a typhoon heads toward the Japanese capital

French tourist missing in Japan; siblings come to find her

Aug 7, 2018

The brother and sister of a French tourist who disappeared in Japan nine days ago have come to try to find her

China says 4 American airlines missed Taiwan deadline

Jul 27, 2018

Chinese regulators say 4 American airlines missed Taiwan deadline

Company unveils moving mosque to welcome Muslims in Japan

Jul 26, 2018

Japan doesn't have many Muslims but a company wants to make sure visitors to the country have a place of worship

Japan Parliament OKs law to allow up to 3 casino resorts

Jul 20, 2018

Japan's parliament has approved a law allowing up to three casino resorts to open by the mid-2020s

Philippines orders Australian nun deported and blacklisted

Jul 19, 2018

The Philippine immigration bureau has ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies but her lawyers say they'll appeal

Didi, SoftBank set up taxi-hailing joint venture in Japan

Jul 19, 2018

Chinese mobile service giant Didi Chuxing and Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp. set up joint venture for taxi-hailing in Japan

Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law, but seen as lax and partial

Jul 18, 2018

Japan approves 1st national smoking ban inside public facilities, but measure excludes many restaurants and bars