Osaka cops: Woman jumps to death after son found with throat slit

OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police on Monday watched a 55-year-old woman leap to her death after finding the body of her teenage son with his throat slit at an apartment building in Nishiyodogawa Ward, reports TBS News (Oct. 25). At approximately 3:40 ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo festival produces heartwarming trilogy of Asian films

TOKYO -- Cannes-winning Brillante Mendoza is among the three directors tapped by the Tokyo International Film Festival to create "Reflections," a trilogy that depicts the intertwining of stories among Asian nations. Be it a Filipino worker in Japan or a ... ( read original story ...)

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 ...)