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World 19 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Mask-wearing de rigeur as flu spreads in Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - It was everywhere in western Japan on Tuesday and is showing signs of spreading to heavily populated Tokyo -- not the new H1N1 flu virus, but the wearing of surgical face masks.

World 11 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Japan opposition leader quits ahead of election

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese opposition leader Ichiro Ozawa resigned on Monday to try to restore his party's prospects in a looming election, after a fundraising scandal dampened its hopes for victory.

World 11 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Japan opposition leader to resign - media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese opposition leader Ichiro Ozawa has told his party he will resign, local media said on Monday, after an opinion poll showed a funding scandal involving a close aide was clouding his party's prospects in a looming election.

Lifestyle 03 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Sakura-nime

Spring is here, and with it, a new selection of anime.

World 21 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Japan PM Aso sends offering to Tokyo's war shrine

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso has sent an offering to Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine, a spokeswoman for the shrine, seen by many as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, said on Tuesday.

Other Sport 23 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

BJSS and Tenaga triumph again

Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) and Tenaga Nasional continued to set the pace in the Malaysia Hockey League (Under-19 category) and chalked up their second successive wins in Division Two yesterday.

Lifestyle 26 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

'Dark Knight' wins stunt prize at SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dark Knight won the Screen Actors Guild Award for best movie stunt ensemble on Sunday, while Heroes took the same prize for television.

World 11 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

North Korea's Kim had possible 2nd stroke - Japan TV

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have received information that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il suffered a second stroke late last month, Japanese broadcaster TBS reported.

World 11 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

North Korea's Kim had possible 2nd stroke - Japan TV

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have received information that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il suffered a second stroke late last month, Japanese broadcaster TBS reported, fuelling speculation about the reclusive leader's health.

World 11 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Spy agency rejects North Korea Kim's stroke report

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's intelligence agency on Tuesday rejected a Japanese television report that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il had suffered a second stroke, with the South playing down further speculation about Kim's hold on power.