BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - Tokyo was urged to “play a constructive role” and make real efforts to stabilise bilateral relations with Beijing when Premier Li Keqiang met with the visiting Japanese national security adviser on Thursday.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Electronic cigarettes, which do not require a flame but heat tobacco leaves to create a vapour that is inhaled, are so popular in Japan these days that demand cannot keep up with supply.
WASHINGTON (The Japan News/ANN) - Michael Flynn, foreign policy adviser for U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and former director of the Defence Intelligence Agency, said U.S. forces stationed in Japan will not be withdrawn from the country if Trump is elected president.
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TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A meeting between the Japanese and Chinese foreign ministers failed to ease tensions that have soared since Chinese government ships repeatedly intruded in Japanese territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in early August. Some observers are concerned bilateral ties could remain strained for some time yet.
HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - China has been emerging as a global business leader for some time now and Hong Kong is long established as a sophisticated global finance leader and international business city.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - South Korea postponed its decision to allow Google to export map information from the country.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Staggeringly low fertility rate in South Korea leads to more subsidies for working parents.