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Measles outbreak in Japan and Taiwan

More than 3,500 people in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung have been quarantined and are being monitored by the island’s health authorities after coming into contact with infected crew members of budget carrier Tigerair Taiwan, local media reported.

Oita landslide

1 dead, 5 missing after landslide in Oita Prefecture

A massive landslide engulfed houses in a tourist town in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Oita early Wednesday morning, leaving one person dead and five others unaccounted for and severing a road leading to the site, local authorities said.

A woman carries two children on an electric bicycle. | KYODO

The Special and Powerful Mamachari Electrical Bikes of Japan

Going electric: Celebrating Japan’s powerful e-bikes by J.J. O’Donoghue KYOTO – What’s the first piece of advice I give anyone visiting Kyoto who wants to check out the sights? Rent an electric bike. And just like that their visit is...

Trump Uniting Asia

How Trump is driving Asian powers together

There were two dominant headlines. One, President Trump’s pivot away not just from Asia, but the post-World War II global trade system. Two, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe basking in a huge Trans-Pacific Partnership win at stark odds with Trump’s “always put America first” crouch.

A man pours the toppings on a serving of McChoco Potato at a McDonald's outlet in Tokyo. | BLOOMBERG

McDonald’s secret sauce for success in Japan

McDonald’s Japan took a series of hits starting in 2014 that threatened to crack its golden arches: a supplier was selling expired chicken, a human tooth was found in french fries and a child was injured by a plastic shard...

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