TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The installation of a girl statue symbolising comfort women in front of the Japanese Consulate General in Busan despite a 2015 deal has caused ties between Japan and South Korea to sour again.
BEIJING (The Japan News/ANN) - Even as Xi Jinping asserts that he has inherited China’s economic reform, he is not seeking the rate of growth the country has seen in the past, writes senior writer Hiroyuki Sugiyama.
DAVAO, Philippines (The Japan News/ANN) — Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had talks with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in the southern city of Davao on Friday morning, following their meeting in Manila on Thursday. They exchanged their opinions on the Asia policy of the administration of Donald Trump, who will be inaugurated as U.S. president on Jan. 20, among other issues.
DETROIT/WASHINGTON (The Japan News/ANN) - Announcement comes days after US President-elect Donald Trump criticised Toyota’s plan to build a new factory in Mexico and expressed his intention to impose a de facto heavy tariff on the automaker if production is not carried out in the US.
BEIJING (The Japan News/ANN) - In a survey targeting about 33,000 Chinese fans with multiple answers allowed, iResearch found that to the question “What sort of works do you regularly watch or read?” 82.2 per cent answered Japanese anime and 66.1 per cent Japanese manga, a remarkable result.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Biometric authentication can identify an individual from their fingerprints, face and voice, but at present, such feature is only limited to unlocking smartphone devices and identifying individuals for some payments.