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 2017-03-25 13:27 

The Mainichi

Inada amends position, says husband was at meeting with Kagoikes 2017 3 25... +

Defense Minister Tomomi Inada on March 24 admitted that her husband, a lawyer, attended a January 2016 meeting between the chairman of scandal-hit educational corporation Moritomo Gakuen, the chairman's wife and officials from the Kinki Local Finance ...

 2017-03-25 13:25 

Ecns.cn

Chinese vice premier meets foreign leaders at BFA annual conference ... +

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on Friday met with foreign leaders attending the annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), held in the southern island province of Hainan....

 2017-03-25 13:19 

Ecns.cn

India to conduct joint military exercises with several countries ... +

Indian government Friday said it was going to conduct joint military exercises with several countries including China, United Kingdom, Russia and United States this year to boost military ties and enhance bilateral defence cooperation....

 2017-03-25 13:14 

Ecns.cn

China, Australia agree to promote trade liberalization ... +
 2017-03-25 13:04 

South China Morning Post

Big brands pull ads from YouTube in widening boycott over placement alongside appalling content... +

An advertising boycott of ­YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google’s ability to prevent marketing campaigns appearing alongside repugnant videos. PepsiCo, Wal-Mart Stores and Starbucks on Friday confirmed they have...

 2017-03-25 12:56 

South China Morning Post

China win for Apple as court overturns iPhone patent ruling... +

A Beijing court has overturned a ruling that Apple’s iPhone 6 violated a Chinese manufacturer’s patent which saw the US tech giant ordered to cease selling the smartphone in Beijing. In May last year the Beijing Intellectual Property Office ru...

 2017-03-25 12:55 

South China Morning Post

Britains only UKIP lawmaker opts for independence by quitting the party... +

The anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) will no longer be represented in the British parliament after its only MP announced on Saturday he was quitting to become an independent lawmaker. I will leave UKIP amicably, cheerfully and in the...

 2017-03-25 12:55 

Yonhap News

(3rd LD) Sunken Sewol ferry fully emerges from water... +

The 6,800-ton Sewol ferry fully emerged from the water on Saturday showing its entire hull nearly a day after being loaded onto a semisubmersible transport vessel before later heading to shore, the South Korean government said....

 2017-03-25 12:53 

The Mainichi

News Navigator: How will ethics change as a school subject?... +

Ethics is to become an official subject in Japanese schools, taught with textbooks. The Mainichi answers some common questions readers may have about how moral studies in Japanese education will change....

 2017-03-25 12:50 

Ecns.cn

China, Australia eye stronger cooperation in free trade, regional growth ... +

China and Australia should focus on building stronger cooperative platforms of bilateral free trade, integration of development strategies, technological innovation and regional economic cooperation to further bilateral ties, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sa...

 2017-03-25 12:50 

The Asahi Shimbun

China's C919 passenger jet moves closer to maiden flight--Xinhua:The Asahi Shimbun... +

BEIJING--China's C919 passenger jet, the symbol of its lofty aviation ambitions, has passed a major ...

 2017-03-25 12:47 

Ecns.cn

Chinese premier calls for closer local cooperation with Australia ... +

Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday called on more Australian states and territories to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with China's central and western regions, so as to benefit from China's grand development drive of the western region. [...

 2017-03-25 12:45 

The Asahi Shimbun

Platform collapse at power plant in China kills 9--Xinhua:The Asahi Shimbun... +

BEIJING--An operation platform collapsed at a power plant in China on Saturday, killing nine people ...

 2017-03-25 12:43 

Ecns.cn

China, Australia agree to promote trade liberalization ... +

Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday attended the China-Australia Cooperation on Economy and Trade Forum with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull, during which they agreed to promote trade facilitation and liberalization. [Special coverag...

 2017-03-25 12:40 

The Asahi Shimbun

Taiwan party blames China for... +

TAIPEI--China's failure to respond on the matter of a Taiwan man missing on the mainland is causing ...

 2017-03-25 12:39 

Ecns.cn

Xi calls for greater reform efforts ... +

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday underlined the importance of implementation, urging leading officials to keep in mind the overall situation while pushing forward with reform....

 2017-03-25 12:39 

The Mainichi

Masks of A-bomb survivors, relatives go on display in Hiroshima... +

HIROSHIMA -- An exhibition of masks showing the faces of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors, or ...

 2017-03-25 12:35 

The Asahi Shimbun

Recovering sunken ferry to heal or harden South Korea's rift:The Asahi Shimbun... +

SEOUL--Days after South Korea's president was removed from office, a ferry was lifted slowly from th...

 2017-03-25 12:34 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

1,000 march in protest against small-circle vote on eve of Hong Kong leadership election... +

Hundreds of Hongkongers took to the streets on Saturday to oppose Beijing’s influence on the chief executive election, which takes place on Sunday. “We want universal suffrage. We want to abolish the small-circle election,” Au Nok-hin, c...

 2017-03-25 12:31 

Central News Agency

Over 100 foreign students join Mazu frenzy in Taichung... +

Taipei, March 25 (CNA) A total of 148 foreign students took part in the annual Dajia Mazu pilgrimage in Taichung on Saturday, alongside hundreds of thousands of local pilgrims, taking the opportunity to learn more about local culture....

 2017-03-25 12:30 

Central News Agency

Unsatisfactory air quality forecast in western, southern Taiwan... +

Taipei, March 25 (CNA) The air quality in western and southern Taiwan will be unsatisfactory Sunday, with the air quality index (AQI) in several cities and counties falling to an unhealthy level for certain groups of people, the Environmental Protection A...

 2017-03-25 12:30 

Central News Agency

Formosa Petrochemical to cut fuel prices next week... +

Taipei, March 25 (CNA) Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (), a privately owned fuel supplier, said Saturday that it will lower its gasoline and diesel prices next week to reflect a fall in international crude oil prices....

 2017-03-25 12:28 

The Mainichi

Editorial: More questions over Akie Abe's relations with scandal-hit school operator... +

Further questions have been raised over relations between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife Akie and the scandal-hit Moritomo Gakuen school operator in Osaka....

 2017-03-25 12:25 

The Asahi Shimbun

Rare albatross flies home to Japan after 3 years far away:The Asahi Shimbun... +

An endangered short-tailed albatross that flew the nest on an island far south of Tokyo for possibly...

 2017-03-25 12:21 

Yonhap News

S. Korea beat Honduras 3-2 to open U-20 World Cup test event... +

South Korea beat Honduras 3-2 in their opening match at a FIFA U-20 World Cup test event here on Saturday....

 2017-03-25 12:06 

The Mainichi

Science Council of Japan passes draft statement rejecting military research... +

The Science Council of Japan (SCJ) has passed a draft statement rejecting military research, it has been learned....

 2017-03-25 12:02 

South China Morning Post

Dont read too much into Tillersons choice of words in Beijing... +

While in China during his inaugural visit to the Asia-Pacific region as US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, the former chief executive officer of oil behemoth ExxonMobil, used a certain set of Chinese diplomatic phrases in a statement before his meeting...

 2017-03-25 12:02 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Ahn Cheol-soo wins 1st primary of People's Party... +

Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo won a landslide victory at the first primary of South Korea's minor centrist People's Party that kicked off on Saturday, gaining great leverage to become the party's presidential nominee....

 2017-03-25 11:30 

Central News Agency

Taiwan nominated as Asian destination with highest client satisfaction... +

Los Angeles, March 24 (CNA) Taiwan has been nominated by an American travel magazine as one of five tourist destinations in Asia with the highest client satisfaction, according to Taiwan's Tourism Bureau....

 2017-03-25 11:30 

Central News Agency

Chinese ice hockey players suspended over clash with Taiwan team... +

Taipei, March 25 (CNA) Two players on China's ice hockey team have been suspended for one game in connection with an incident that occurred Friday at a game against the Taiwan team at the IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship in Taipei....

 2017-03-25 11:17 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Supporters, opponents of ousted Park to stage rival rallies amid probe... +

Supporters and opponents of ousted President Park Geun-hye staged rival mass rallies in central Seoul on Saturday as prosecutors mull over whether to seek to arrest the country's former leader on multiple corruption allegations....

 2017-03-25 11:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

The Indonesian child maids of Hong Kong, Singapore: why theyre suffering in silence... +

Lia ran away from home more than a decade ago, fleeing three elder half-brothers whose physical and emotional abuse had made a misery of her life in Surabaya, Indonesia. So when she found an employment agency in Jakarta that specialised in recruiting wome...

 2017-03-25 10:34 

South China Morning Post

Why both sides would lose in a war between Beijing and Taipei... +

Twenty-one years ago, Beijing flexed its military muscles and caused a panic in the region by holding large-scale military exercises and firing missiles off Taiwanese waters as the self-ruled island was preparing to hold its first direct presidential elec...

 2017-03-25 10:31 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Sewol ferry set to fully emerge from water... +

The 6,800-ton Sewol ferry is set to fully emerge from the water on Saturday as it was loaded onto a semisubmersible transport vessel before later heading to shore, officials said....

 2017-03-25 10:29 

Central News Agency

Taiwanese investors in Thailand encouraged to list shares at home... +

Taipei, March 25 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) said it is encouraging Taiwanese investors in Thailand to list on the Taiwan main board, as the Taiwan government continues to push its New Southbound Policy to forge a closer ties with members of th...

 2017-03-25 10:29 

Central News Agency

Two cruise liners bring 1,600 tourists to Hualien... +

Taipei, March 25 (CNA) Two cruise ships arrived in Hualien Port on Saturday, carrying a total of 1,600 passengers....

 2017-03-25 10:29 

Central News Agency

Taiwan, South Korea to compile cross-border indexes... +

Taipei, March 25 (CNA) Taiwan and South Korea are planning to compile cross-border indexes, which will bring market heavyweights in both countries into a single index, according to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE)....

 2017-03-25 10:24 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

James Tien: Hong Kongs leadership contest has become less democratic and competitive... +

Hong Kong may be running its chief executive election with more electors and a wider mandate than 20 years ago, but one voter who has picked the city leaders since 1996 said the poll has become less democratic and competitive with Beijing making its stanc...

 2017-03-25 10:14 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong electoral affairs body removes surveillance cameras from polling station ahead of chief executive vote... +

Surveillance cameras in the grand hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre have been removed as the Electoral Affairs Commission made final preparations for the city’s chief executive election this Sunday. The 1,194 members of the Elec...

 2017-03-25 10:05 

The Asahi Shimbun

Envoy: Park’s successor should respect pact on ‘comfort women’:The Asahi Shimbun... +

South Korea's ambassador to Japan, stepping outside of his normal diplomatic role, said his country'...

 2017-03-25 10:01 

Japan Times

Kanagawa turns a blind eye to violators of own smoking ban... +

No one has been punished under the nation’s first punitive antismoking ordinance since it took effect in 2010, sources in the Kanagawa Prefectural Government said Saturday. Despite logging around 1,000 violations a year, the prefectural government h...

 2017-03-25 10:00 

Japan Times

Reassessing the negative impact of hosting the 2020 Olympics... +

The estimated cost of the 2020 Olympic Games has increased astronomically since Tokyo won the right to host it. On Dec. 22, Asahi Shimbun reported that the estimated price could be as much as ¥1.8 trillion. The original bid estimate for constructing ...

 2017-03-25 10:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Former Hong Kong judge Mr Justice McMullin dies in Sydney at age 94... +

Mr Justice Arthur Michael McMullin, 94, who served as a judge in Hong Kong for about three decades from 1961, died earlier this month at his home in Sydney, Australia. Most of his time spent on the bench was under British colonial rule. He later served a...

 2017-03-25 09:57 

Japan Times

On 20th anniversary, abductee support group demands victms return from North Korea this year... +

The relatives of the Japanese abducted by North Korean agents decades ago are again calling publicly for the government to bring them back, holding onto hope even in the face of growing provocations from a stubborn communist country making ever faster pro...

 2017-03-25 09:46 

The Mainichi

Toshiba eyes bankruptcy filing for U.S. subsidiary Westinghouse in March... +

Toshiba Corp. has entered final preparations for its ailing U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Corp. to apply for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this month, it has been learned....

 2017-03-25 09:45 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

17 injured in escalator accident in Hong Kong shopping mall... +

At least 17 people were injured in an escalator accident in a bustling Mong Kok shopping mall on Saturday afternoon. Rescue workers rushed to Langham Place on Argyle Street after the one of longest indoor escalators in Hong Kong had an emergency stop at ...

 2017-03-25 09:45 

Japan Times

Islanders edges Penguins in shootout... +

John Tavares and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the shootout to lead the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday. Beauvillier opened the shootout with a goal, and Tavares snapped a wrist shot past Marc-Andre Fleury in the next round. ...

 2017-03-25 09:42 

Japan Times

Tigers Martinez out with foot injury... +

Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez is expected to miss the beginning of the season with a right foot injury. Martinez sprained his foot last weekend, and manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Friday he is expected to be out three to four weeks. The i...

 2017-03-25 09:41 

Japan Times

NFL patriarch Matthews dies... +

Former San Francisco 49ers lineman Clay Matthews Sr., who was the patriarch of a famous football family, has died. He was 88. The 49ers said Matthews died Thursday. He had been dealing with a long illness. Matthews was a two-way player for San Francisco f...

 2017-03-25 09:39 

Japan Times

Booker explodes for 70 in loss... +

Devin Booker is only 20 and already has a place alongside Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and just a few others in NBA history. Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth different player to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics outlasted the Phoenix Su...

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