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Japan dreams of jackpot with legal casinos

Japan was long the only developed nation that banned casinos but passed legislation in 2016.

Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan's Osaka area kills three, stops factories

Collapsing walls killed an 80-year-old man and a 9-year-old girl, and a man in his 80s was crushed by a bookcase.

Killer of Vietnamese girl in Japan faces death

Accused has insisted his innocence, put prosecution claims DNA evidence proves his guilt.
June 18, 2018 | 02:38 pm GMT+7

Demand for foreign workers may soften Japan's immigration rules

In Japan’s rapidly aging countryside, agriculture is becoming dependent on foreign workers for survival.
June 15, 2018 | 09:46 am GMT+7

Japan warns US-South Korea drills 'vital'

U.S. President Donald Trump said the drills would be halted after a historic summit with N Korean's Kim.
June 13, 2018 | 09:50 am GMT+7

Japanese teacher got lost on highway, walking 20 km

74-year-old man had walked for nearly 20 kilometers before a passing night patrol spotted him outside Hanoi.
June 12, 2018 | 07:32 pm GMT+7

As plastic sector booms, Vietnamese firms are easy prey

Thai, Japanese and South Korean firms are gobbling up some of Vietnam’s biggest players.
June 12, 2018 | 10:13 am GMT+7

The weird to the wonderful: football pitches of the world

Playing football, nothing could be simpler, right? All you need is a ball, a few players and, a pitch.
June 08, 2018 | 10:47 am GMT+7

Lonely furrow: Little pay dirt for organic farming in Japan

Organic farming occupied just 0.5 percent of Japan's arable area in 2016. The country hopes to double this by 2019.
June 06, 2018 | 11:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam unfazed by FDI plunge

Projects approved in the remaining months of the year will get FDI back on track, officials say.
June 04, 2018 | 08:15 am GMT+7

Vietnam's president pays five-day state visit to Japan

The visit marks a significant milestone in 45 years of diplomatic relations between two countries.
May 29, 2018 | 05:31 pm GMT+7

As Asians get rich and healthy, 'smart crops' replace rice on future menus

Urbanization, climate change and concerns about health and food supplies are pushing for alternatives.
May 21, 2018 | 03:20 pm GMT+7

Japanese firms in Vietnam raise wages every year: report

Employees at most Japanese firms receive a 5-10 percent raise every year.
May 20, 2018 | 03:48 pm GMT+7

Japan economy shrinks after two years of growth

The world's third-largest economy contracted by 0.2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the January-March period.
May 16, 2018 | 09:15 am GMT+7

Female journalists in Japan join forces to fight sexual harassment

'We were the people whose voices were unheard.'
May 15, 2018 | 04:16 pm GMT+7
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