Japan secures Tillerson's assurance on Senkaku Islands

TOKYO -- In an early morning phone call with the top diplomat of the Donald Trump administration on Tuesday, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida secured an assurance that there has been no change in the U.S. commitment to defend the Senkaku Islands ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore is one of the top ten most visited cities in 2016

Five cities were also cited as Asia Pacific’s fastest growing destination cities from 2009 to 2016– Osaka, Chengdu, Colombo, Tokyo and Taipei. Osaka had the highest compound annual growth rate of 24.2%, while the rest of the cities followed at 20.1% ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo’s Stock Investors Add France’s Le Pen to List of Risks

(Bloomberg) -- Just as stock investors in Tokyo were starting to factor in the outlook for global trade under U.S. President Donald Trump, comments from France’s far-right leader have pushed down Japanese shares. The Topix index declined, with exporters ... ( read original story ...)

Catholic Church beatifies Japanese samurai

About 12,000 people attended the ceremony for Takayama Ukon in Osaka which was conducted by Cardinal Angelo Amato, representing Pope Francis, and is a step on the path to possible sainthood. Christianity came to Japan in 1549, introduced by Jesuit ... ( read original story ...)