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Japan justice minister resigns in election payments scandal

Oct 31, 2019

Japan's justice minister has resigned over election payment allegations involving his wife, also a lawmaker, and about his own reported gift-giving, becoming the second Cabinet minister to step down in a week

N Korean women team to skip soccer competition in S Korea

Oct 30, 2019

North Korea won't send its women's soccer team to a regional competition to set to take place in South Korea in December

Flood, mudslides from strong rain in Japan kill at least 9

Oct 26, 2019

Torrential rain that caused flooding and mudslides in towns east of Tokyo has left seven people dead and added damage in areas still recovering from recent typhoons

Nissan ex-chairman Ghosn's lawyers want charges dismissed

Oct 24, 2019

Lawyers for Nissan's ex-chairman Ghosn request dismissal of charges, allege prosecutorial misconduct

Former Nissan Chair Carlos Ghosn's lawyers say they asked Japan court to dismiss charges, allege prosecutors' misconduct

Oct 24, 2019

Former Nissan Chair Carlos Ghosn's lawyers say they asked Japan court to dismiss charges, allege prosecutors' misconduct

China says US has 'weaponized' visas to target exchanges

Oct 23, 2019

China is accusing the U.S. of having "weaponized" the issuing of visas following the reported inability of a top Chinese space program official to obtain permission to travel to a key conference in Washington

Hong Kong government withdraws bill that sparked protests

Oct 23, 2019

Hong Kong authorities formally withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city

Thailand puts crimp in return plans of Cambodian opposition

Oct 23, 2019

Thailand has barred a top leader of Cambodia's opposition party from entering the country, casting doubt on plans for its exiled leaders return to their homeland against the Cambodian government's wishes

The Latest: Japan's emperor proclaims ascension to throne

Oct 22, 2019

Japan's Emperor Naruhito has proclaimed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne

South Korean prosecutors seek arrest of ex-minister's wife

Oct 21, 2019

Prosecutors seek arrest of the wife of South Korea's former justice minister who resigned last week after allegations against him sparked huge protests and dented president's popularity