Recreation And Leisure

Road tripping Thailand: Weekend getaways to beat the crowds

Oct 9, 2019

Get off Thailand's well-trodden track by rail or road with lesser-known weekend getaways

Dutch hostage held by Filipino militants killed in gunbattle

May 31, 2019

Philippine military officials say a long-held Dutch hostage has been shot and killed by his Abu Sayyaf militant captors when he tried to escape during a gunbattle in southern jungles

Thai king celebrates coronation with spectacular parade

May 5, 2019

Thailand's newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn made a spectacular public appearance in front of his countrymen, carried atop a golden palanquin by soldiers in ancient fighting uniforms in a procession through Bangkok's historic quarter

Far from glitzy tech hubs, Chinese city bets big on VR

Apr 28, 2019

Far from glitzy tech hubs, Chinese city bets big on virtual reality

Nintendo profit jumps 39% on Switch software sales

Apr 25, 2019

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is reporting a 39% rise in profit for the fiscal year through March on healthy software sales for its popular Switch console

Japan courts Trump using emperor, first lady's birthday

Apr 20, 2019

Without close friends in Asia, Japan's prime minister is seen using every opportunity, even the emperor's accession, to court President Donald Trump

Ichiro turns down Japanese government award for third time

Apr 5, 2019

For the third time, baseball star Ichiro Suzuki has turned down a prestigious Japanese government award handed to top Japanese in sports, entertainment, and culture

Alvarez, Johnson aiming to dominate in One Championship

Mar 28, 2019

Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson will make their One Championship debuts when the mixed martial arts promotion's first show takes place at Ryogoku Kokugikan

Japanese woman honored by Guinness as oldest person at 116

Mar 9, 2019

A 116-year-old Japanese woman who loves playing the board game Othello is being honored as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records

Arata Isozaki wins Pritzker for designs blending East, West

Mar 6, 2019

Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, credited with innovatively blending East and West, has been awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize