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 2017-05-30 10:43 

Central News Agency

Taiwan banks' overseas earnings boosted by New Southbound policy... +

Taipei, May 30 (CNA) Overseas earnings of Taiwanese banks got a boost from the government's New Southbound policy, seeing their first-quarter incomes raked in from the countries covered by the policy hitting a new high since President Tsai Ing-wen () ...

 2017-05-30 10:40 

The Asahi Shimbun

Softbank uses AI to assess students’ job applications:The Asahi Shimbun... +

Softbank Corp. will use artificial intelligence to drastically cut the time spent screening applicat...

 2017-05-30 10:33 

South China Morning Post

Self-storage market to become big trend in major Chinese cities, say real estate fund managers... +

Rapid urbanisation and the growth of online retailing in China’s big cities have begun to spur demand for a sophisticated form of mini self-storage geared towards the tech savvy user, according to private equity real estate fund InfraRed NF Investme...

 2017-05-30 10:25 

The Asahi Shimbun

Fireflies ignite the air to signal the arrival of early summer:The Asahi Shimbun... +

SUITA, Osaka Prefecture--The air is peppered with fire under the starry skies.The warm flickering li...

 2017-05-30 10:20 

The Asahi Shimbun

Booking.com hopes to soon list private rooms across Japan:The Asahi Shimbun... +

One of the world's leading accommodations search websites is hoping to book a spot in listing privat...

 2017-05-30 10:14 

The Mainichi

Oka, 1st to report Hiroshima A-bomb, dies at 86... +

HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Yoshie Oka, who is believed to have given the first report of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in World War II, died of malignant lymphoma on May 19 at a hospital in the western Japan city, her family said Tuesday. She was 86....

 2017-05-30 10:00 

South China Morning Post

What more does China want from Hong Kong 20 years on from handover?... +

When Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor takes the oath as Hong Kong’s next chief executive presumably before President Xi Jinping on July 1, the city she governs will face a sovereign state that has signalled it wants a firmer say in how it is run. That was...

 2017-05-30 09:58 

South China Morning Post

Elderly Hong Kong hairdresser brings happiness to those in need, one free haircut at a time... +

Tam Kuen-fai has been cutting hair since 1955. He started by taking a job for HK$15 a month at a hairdresser’s in Ap Lei Chau. Twice a week, he would go there to learn on the job. After a few years, he left and opened his own shop. In 1993, Tam was ...

 2017-05-30 09:53 

NHK

Kishida calls for close cooperation with China... +

Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has stressed the importance of close cooperation with China in dealing with North Korea's provocative acts....

 2017-05-30 09:52 

NHK

N.Korea airs 'precision-guided missile' footage... +

North Korea's state-run television has broadcast images of a test-launch of what it calls a ballistic missile that uses a precision control guidance system....

 2017-05-30 09:49 

NHK

Abe praises returning SDF peacekeepers... +

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the mission accomplished by the Ground Self-Defense Force engineering units in South Sudan was historically significant....

 2017-05-30 09:43 

Central News Agency

Asustek still world's No. 4 notebook brand in Q1; Acer No. 6... +

Taipei, May 30 (CNA) Taiwan-based Asustek Computer Inc. () was the fourth largest notebook computer vendor in the world in the first quarter of 2017, unchanged from the previous quarter, according to market information advisory firm TrendForce Corp....

 2017-05-30 09:43 

Central News Agency

Hypermarket sales could hit new high in 2017... +

Taipei, May 30 (CNA) Sales generated by hypermarket chains in Taiwan are expected to hit a new high of NT$200 billion (US$6.62 billion) in 2017 on the back of efforts to expand their distribution networks, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MO...

 2017-05-30 09:43 

Central News Agency

Rockslides on Suhua Highway cause massive traffic jams... +

Taipei, May 30 (CNA) Rockslides that caused the Suhua Highway in the east to close down since Sunday have created massive traffic jams on other highways connecting the east coast of Taiwan, as travelers sought out other routes to return home before the en...

 2017-05-30 09:40 

The Asahi Shimbun

VOX POPULI: A cashless world may hinder crime, but halt pleasing customs:The Asahi Shimbun... +

The highest-denomination bank note in Japan is 10,000 yen. In the United States, the $100 bill is th...

 2017-05-30 09:34 

South China Morning Post

Property buyers hit a brick wall as Beijing tries to avert housing bubble... +

For almost two decades, China’s property market was a one-way bet. As urban residents made the move from state housing to privately owned flats from 1998, there were big profits to be made. Before that year, when then premier Zhu Rongji privatised t...

 2017-05-30 09:31 

Nikkei Asian Review

'Make in India' stumbles on jobless growth... +
 2017-05-30 09:31 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japanese lawmakers agree on 'female Imperial family branch' resolution... +

TOKYO -- Japan's ruling and opposition parties agreed Tuesday on a draft resolution that urges the government to consider allowing women to establish ...

 2017-05-30 09:22 

Yonhap News

(2nd LD) Parliamentary panel to adopt hearing report on PM nominee this week... +

A parliamentary panel decided Tuesday to adopt a report on the outcome of its confirmation hearing for Prime Minister-nominee Lee Nak-yon this week, paving the way for a vote on the designate....

 2017-05-30 09:22 

Yonhap News

S. Korean volleyball star Kim Yeon-koung signs with Chinese club... +

South Korean volleyball star Kim Yeon-koung has signed with a Chinese club for next season, her local agency said Tuesday....

 2017-05-30 09:20 

Yonhap News

TV show 'Stranger' deals with prosecutor corruption in minute detail... +

In recent years, there has been a flood of TV shows and movies that deal with corruption by prosecutors, such as ...

 2017-05-30 09:08 

NHK

Shaved ice in demand as temperatures soar... +

Summer temperatures have pushed up demand for icy treats in Osaka....

 2017-05-30 09:05 

Japan Times

A Leiter shade of New York... +

Mix up Miles Davis, some French post-impressionism, Max Ernst, haiku by Matsuo Basho, experimental scores of Morton Feldman, Cubism, Utamaro shunga (erotic art) and Hokusai ......

 2017-05-30 09:05 

Japan Times

North Koreas missile launches stoke concern for Japans anglers... +

With North Korea launching three missiles in May, including one early Monday morning that landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, concern is intensifying among fishermen ......

 2017-05-30 09:05 

The Asahi Shimbun

Kim Jong Nam murder suspect asks her parents to pray for her:The Asahi Shimbun... +

KUALA LUMPUR--A suspect in the poisoning death of the North Korean leader's half brother has written...

 2017-05-30 09:04 

Japan Times

Finding the drama without words... +

‘Not everything can be explained in words. Everyone draws a different nuance from the word ‘love,’ for example,” says 50-year-old Shuji Onodera. “Yet through dance ......

 2017-05-30 09:03 

Japan Times

70 Years After Kitanos Death: Kitano Tsunetomi Exhibition The Beauties of Osaka... +

June 6-July 17 Born in Ishikawa Prefecture, Kitano Tsunetomi (1880-1947) moved to Osaka at the age of 17 to pursue his dream of becoming an ......

 2017-05-30 09:02 

Japan Times

Japan Alps Art Festival 2017... +

June 4-July 30 Located in the northwest of Nagano Prefecture and surrounded by abundant nature, the city of Omachi is often nicknamed the “Entrance of ......

 2017-05-30 09:01 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Explaining the fine line between absolute and relative poverty... +

Poverty is a topic that occasionally makes headlines in the newspapers and attracts a variety of commentators. In a lot of these discussions reference is made to the poverty line as a measure of the extent of poverty in society. The poverty line is used i...

 2017-05-30 08:55 

Japan Times

JAL to start Narita-Melbourne route and resume Kona route in September... +

Japan Airlines will launch routes linking Narita International Airport with Melbourne and Kona, Hawaii, in September. The airline will operate one flight each way every ......

 2017-05-30 08:50 

Japan Times

JBIC investment and loans in Asia saw big rise in fiscal 2016... +

The government-linked Japan Bank for International Cooperation made 840 billion in investment and loans in the rest of Asia in fiscal 2016, up 2.5-fold from ......

 2017-05-30 08:45 

The Mainichi

Ex-Osaka chief to retire as policy adviser to party he formed 2017 5 30... +

OSAKA (Kyodo) -- Former Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto will step down Wednesday as a policy adviser of the opposition Japan Innovation Party as he seeks to maintain political neutrality, sources close to the matter said Tuesday....

 2017-05-30 08:42 

Japan Times

TPP chief negotiators to meet in Japan in mid-July... +

The chief negotiators of 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries plan to meet on or around July 11 in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, to discuss the future of ......

 2017-05-30 08:42 

Central News Agency

Ample liquidity to lend support to bourse after holiday: analysts... +

Taipei, May 30 (CNA) Ample liquidity is expected to serve as an anchor stabilizing the local equity market after the bourse reopens following the four-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday, analysts said on Tuesday....

 2017-05-30 08:41 

NHK

Fighting continues in southern Philippines... +

Fighting continues in the southern Philippines between security forces and Muslim militants....

 2017-05-30 08:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Moon names four cabinet ministers... +

President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday named four lawmakers of the ruling party as cabinet ministers. Rep. Kim Boo-kyum was nominated as the interior minister, Park Soo-hyun....

 2017-05-30 08:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Gov't plans to remove nuclear plants in 40 years... +

The presidential advisory panel for national affairs planning called on the nuclear energy regulator on Monday to confirm its stance on the Moon Jae-in government's position....

 2017-05-30 08:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kazakhstani leaps from Seoullo 7017 to his death... +

A Kazakhstani man jumped from the Seoullo 7017 overpass and killed himself just nine days after its grand opening as a pedestrian park....

 2017-05-30 08:41 

Korea Joongang Daily

Mattis warns war with North could be 'catastrophic'... +

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned that, should a diplomatic solution with North Korea fail and lead to military conflict, a war with Pyongyang would result....

 2017-05-30 08:41 

Yonhap News

Moon to add dialogue to sanctions in dealing with N. Korea... +

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that his new government will use all available means to bring North Korea back to the dialogue table, noting the objective of ongoing international sanctions, too, is to bring the communist state back to ne...

 2017-05-30 08:41 

NHK

Japan pushing ahead with TPP... +

Japan is stepping up efforts to push ahead with the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal despite the United States' withdrawal from the pact in January....

 2017-05-30 08:40 

South China Morning Post

The hammer and sickle are making their way into some Hong Kong public companies... +

A system under one country is creeping not only into Hong Kong’s political life but also the financial one. At least 19 of the Chinese state-owned enterprises listed in Hong Kong are establishing Communist Party committees, and making them a key gov...

 2017-05-30 08:40 

The Asahi Shimbun

EDITORIAL: Diet should dispel lingering doubts over conspiracy bill:The Asahi Shimbun... +

Let us recall some police activities that came to light recently as the Upper House starts deliberat...

 2017-05-30 08:39 

Japan Times

Abe aide pushed for Kake approval in meetings, ex-bureaucrat says... +

A close aide to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last year urged the then-top education ministry bureaucrat to push forward the procedure for the opening of ......

 2017-05-30 08:38 

Japan Times

Shocked South Korea leader Moon orders probe into extra U.S. THAAD launchers... +

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered a probe into the introduction of four THAAD anti-missile launchers in addition to two deployed by the U.S. ......

 2017-05-30 08:37 

Yonhap News

Choo calls on Moon's security advisor to rev up diplomacy for peninsular peace... +

The ruling party leader on Tuesday called on President Moon Jae-in's top security advisor to rev up diplomacy to promote peace on the peninsula amid North Korea's unrelenting saber-rattling....

 2017-05-30 08:37 

South China Morning Post

North Korea missile crisis must be resolved peaceably, says Chinas top diplomat... +

China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, said on Tuesday his country insisted on a peaceful resolution in the wake of a series of North Korean missile tests. “China’s stance [on North Korea] is clear and has been consistent,” Yang, China...

 2017-05-30 08:36 

The Asahi Shimbun

China Charges Activist From Taiwan With ‘Subverting State Power’:The Asahi Shimbun... +
 2017-05-30 08:31 

Japan Times

Robots may help defuse demographic time bomb in Japan and Germany... +

Japan and Germany may be sitting on a ticking demographic time bomb where aging populations begin to drag down economic growth. Good thing they’re also ......

 2017-05-30 08:31 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Vietnamese baby girl among seven caught entering Hong Kong illegally by boat... +

A boatload of Vietnamese illegal immigrants, including a baby girl, was intercepted by authorities off Sai Kung Country Park on Tuesday morning, according to police. Among the seven detained were two suspected snakeheads – gang members that speciali...

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