Occasions

Asian stocks rise in quiet holiday trading

Apr 19, 2019

Asian stock indexes are mostly higher on Good Friday holiday trading that had some markets closed

Celebration of Japan's new era big opportunity for business

Apr 19, 2019

Celebration of Japan's new imperial era a big opportunity for business

S. Korean babies born Dec. 31 become 2-year-olds next day

Apr 12, 2019

South Korea's unusual age-calculating system means babies born on Dec. 31 become 2-year-olds the next day

Japan's emperor and empress celebrate 60 years of marriage

Apr 11, 2019

Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary just three weeks before he abdicates his throne

Exiled Thai leader is father of the bride ahead of election

Mar 23, 2019

Thailand's exiled former prime minister has hosted a wedding reception in Hong Kong for his youngest daughter as he waits to see if voters in his homeland are still fans of his politics

The Latest: Gay couples sue for marital rights in Japan

Feb 14, 2019

Thirteen couples have filed Japan's first lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the country's rejection of same-sex marriage

Asia welcomes Year of the Pig with banquets, temple visits

Feb 5, 2019

Asia welcomes the lunar Year of the Pig with temple visits, family banquets and world's biggest travel spree

China greets Lunar New Year with celebrations, travel rush

Feb 1, 2019

China is greeting the Lunar New Year with celebrations and a travel rush

China grants Ivanka Trump 5 trademarks amid trade talks

Jan 22, 2019

China OK's five new Ivanka Trump trademarks amid trade talks with Washington

2 dead, nearly 30 wounded in bomb blast at Philippine mall

Dec 31, 2018

A Philippine general says at least two people were killed and 21 others wounded when a bomb believed to be detonated remotely by suspected Muslim militants exploded near the entrance of a mall in the country's south