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Japan vies with China to fund Asia infra

Japan unveiled a plan on Thursday to provide $110 billion in aid for Asian infrastructure projects, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender that is seen as encroaching on the regional f

Japan Cabinet approves military expansion bills


Hundreds of people stage a rally outside the Japanese PM’s office in Tokyo on Thursday opposing a set of controversial bills intended to expand Japan’s defence role at home and internationally.(Photo: AP)

Honda adds 4.89 million vehicles to exploding airbag recall

Honda has now recalled more than 19 million vehicles globally (Representational Image)

Takata is facing calls for a criminal probe and was accused in a US class-action lawsuit of deception and obfuscation

US Marines to integrate operations in Asia-Pacific

The US Marine Corps is bringing together foreign commanders from amphibious forces deployed mostly in the Asia-Pacific for a conference aimed at taking steps to integrate operations, with China exclud

Toyota, Nissan recall 6.5 million cars globally over exploding airbag fears


The company's conducting various ongoing investigations regarding Takata produced airbag inflators

Japan ruling bloc agrees on bills to boost military

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is moving ahead this week with legislation that would boost the military’s international role, in a significant shift of the country’s pacifist policies.

No name change for baby monkey Charlotte: Japan


A Japanese zoo that caused a furore by naming a baby monkey after Britain’s Princess Charlotte has been told to stick to its guns by the local mayor after two days of fraught debate.

Toyota zooms to record profit for year on sales growth


Toyota has been the world's No. 1 automaker in global vehicle sales for the last three years

It’s a Sony: Giant struggles to keep pace with rivals


Once at the leading edge of consumer electronics, Sony Corp. is now more lumbering giant than trend-setter after falling behind competitors such as Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe will pitch for a bigger security role

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will send a clear message to the United States when he visits Washington next week: Japan is ready to take more responsibility for security on the world stage.

The dust is beginning to settle on an extraordinary election result in the UK.

Pakistan’s ludicrous charge that India’s spy agency RAW is behind the Karachi attack on the Ismaili community maybe laughed out of court here, given that the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed re