Japanese prince wants royals to fund Shinto rite, not public

Japan's Prince Akishino says a highly religious ritual that is part of next year's succession ceremonies should be paid for privately by the imperial family, an
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Japan court OKs extending custody of ex-Nissan chairman

A Japanese court has approved a 10-day extension of the detention of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn
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Japan court OKs extending custody of ex-Nissan chair

A Japanese court has approved extending detention of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn for 10 more days
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Report: Japan court OKs extending custody of ex-Nissan chair

Japanese media say a court has approved extending detention of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn for 10 more days
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Kyodo News says a Japanese court has approved extending detention of ex-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn for 10 more days

Kyodo News says a Japanese court has approved extending detention of ex-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn for 10 more days
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China actor arrested in Tokyo in alleged abuse of girlfriend

Chinese actor Jiang Jinfu arrested on suspicion of assaulting his former girlfriend in Japan; in apology post on Weibo he said he felt ashamed and would take re
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Katie Ledecky wins 400 free at Winter Nationals

Katie Ledecky won the 400-meter freestyle for second title in two days at the USA Swimming Winter National Championships, and fellow Olympic champions Simone Ma
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Jury convicts Vegas man in $1.5B Japan-US investment scheme

A 79-year-old former head of a Las Vegas and Tokyo investment firm is facing the rest of his life in a U.S. prison for bilking thousands of Japanese victims in
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Race on: It's Stockholm vs. Milan-Cortina for 2026 Olympics

The race is on between Sweden and Italy to land the 2026 Winter Olympics.
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Japanese prosecutors vow to hold Ghosn as long as needed

Japanese prosecutors to detain Nissan ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn for as long as is needed to finish their investigation into suspicions of financial irregularitie
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Global stocks gain after Fed chief hints rate rises may slow

Most global stock markets are higher after the chairman of the Federal Reserve indicated that the pace of interest rate increases might slow.
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IOC President Bach lavishes praise on suspended Sheikh Ahmad

IOC President Bach lavishes praise on suspended Sheikh Ahmad who faces criminal case in Switzerland.
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi avow commitment to alliance

Automakers Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi avow commitment to their alliance
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S. Korea orders 2nd Japan firm to compensate forced laborers

South Korea's top court has ordered a Japanese company to compensate 10 Koreans for forced labor during Tokyo's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula
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Asian stocks gain after Fed chief hints rate rises may slow

Asian stocks gain after U.S. Federal Reserve chairman suggests pace of rate increases might slow
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Asian stocks gain after Fed chief hits rate rises may slow

Asian stocks gain after U.S. Federal Reserve chairman suggests pace of rate increases might slow
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SKorea orders 2nd Japan firm to compensate forced laborers

South Korea's top court has ordered a Japanese company to compensate 10 Koreans for forced labor during Tokyo's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula
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Iowa puts 3 women's teams in Top 25 for 1st time since 1998

Iowa puts 3 women's teams in Top 25 for 1st time since 1998
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Markets cautious as world leaders head to summit

Global stocks are up slightly as world leaders begin heading for a G-20 summit where trade wars, oil prices and other key issues to the economy will likely be d
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Global stocks higher after wobbly trading on Wall Street

Global shares are mixed after wobbly trading on Wall Street that saw major indexes maintain some of the previous day's gains
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Asian stocks mixed after wobbly trading on Wall Street

Asian shares are mixed after wobbly trading on Wall Street that saw major indexes maintain some of the previous day's gains
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Police investigate after 7 bodies found in Japanese village

Japanese police are investigating a suspected mass murder in a remote mountain village after six bodies _ five people from one family and an acquaintance _ were
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Carlos Ghosn: Auto industry visionary turns into scandal

Nissan's ex-chair Carlos Ghosn was an auto industry trailblazer and a visionary whose excesses may have helped bring on his sudden downfall as head of the world
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French-American man abandons attempt to swim Pacific

A French-American man has given up his attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean after a storm broke the mainsail of his support ship
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