Asia shares gain as Japan trade data better than forecast

TOKYO -- Asian markets mostly rose Monday as Japan reported its trade balance swung to a surplus in September and strong Japanese manufacturing data from a purchasing manager's survey also suggested signs of improved activity in the world's third biggest ... ( read original story ...)

Japan animation auteur Hosoda sees beasts in child's growth

"A child growing up is fascinating and stunning, a true wonder of the world," the burly but friendly Japanese animation director said recently in an interview at his suburban Tokyo Chizu Studio. "There is struggle in growth and change, between that wolf ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese space industry aims for growth

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Established and emerging Japanese companies are strengthening their businesses related to the space industry. The development of satellites and space rockets once required large expenditures and advanced technological skills ... ( read original story ...)

Filipinos in Japan optimistic about changes Duterte is making

While all eyes are glued on new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his brutal crackdown on drug traffickers, Filipinos living in Japan appear optimistic about the changes he is making back home and hope ties between the two nations will grow stronger. ( read original story ...)