Toyota recalls electric car for faulty wheel that may detach

Toyota is recalling 2,700 bZ4X crossover vehicles globally for wheel bolts that could become loose, in a major setback for the Japanese automaker’s ambitions to roll

Japan suspect in Covid relief fraud deported by Indonesia

A Japanese man accused of defrauding the government of 1 billion yen ($7.3 million) intended for small Japanese businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic was arrested

N. Korea talks of new army duties suggest nuclear deployment

North Korea discussed assigning additional duties to front-line army units at a key military meeting, state media said yesterday a move that analysts said indicates it plans

‘It’s terrible:’ Philadelphia mayor sorry for slain Filipino

The mayor of Philadelphia expressed shock and sorrow over the killing of a Filipino lawyer who was shot in the city over the weekend

Myanmar minister joins Southeast Asian defense meeting

Myanmar’s defense minister, under sanctions from the United States, Britain and other countries for abuses committed by his country’s military, was welcomed yesterday to an annual

S. Korea runs first successful homegrown space rocket launch

South Korea successfully launched its first homegrown space rocket on yesterday, officials said, a triumph that boosted the country’s growing space ambitions but also proved it has

Japan court says ban on same-sex marriage constitutional

A Japanese court ruled Monday that the country’s ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the constitution, and rejected demands for compensation by three couples who said

‘It always wins’: North Korea may declare Covid -19 victory

It’s only been a month since North Korea acknowledged having a Covid-19 outbreak, after steadfastly denying any cases for more than two years. But already it

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi celebrates birthday with cake in court

Although detained by Myanmar’s military government on a slew of charges, ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was able to hold a small birthday celebration during a court

South Asia floods hampering access to food, clean water

Days of flooding are challenging authorities yesterday in South Asia as they try to deliver food and drinking water to shelters across submerged swaths of India

Australian leader refuses to publicly intervene on Assange

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese yesterday rejected calls for him to publicly demand the United States drop its prosecution of WikiLeaks founder and Australian citizen

Duterte’s daughter takes oath as vice president

Sara Duterte, the daughter of the outgoing populist president of the Philippines, took her oath yesterday as vice president following a landslide electoral victory she clinched

Floods in India, Bangladesh leave millions homeless, 18 dead

Army troops were called in to rescue thousands of people stranded by massive floods that have ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater

Kishida’s cautious course sets up potential long-term rule

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida did not look like he’d last long when he took office eight months ago. He was seen as nice, but indecisive

Japan, Australia to expand defense ties for regional order

Japan and Australia’s defense ministers yesterday vowed to step up their ties to support democratic values in the Indo-Pacific region and agreed to work more closely with Southeast Asia

Court convicts lawyer, dozens of others of treason

A Cambodian American lawyer and dozens of members of a now-dissolved opposition party were convicted of treason yesterday in a trial that was the latest move to

Worries about economy grow amid truckers’ strike

South Korea’s prime minister warned yesterday that the disruption of cargo transport could cause “irrecoverable” damages on the country’s economy, as a nationwide truckers’ strike

China’s envoy says two nations at ‘new juncture’

China's ambassador to Australia says relations between the two countries are at a “new juncture” with the election of a new Australian government and the first minister-to-minister

US Defense Secretary Austin meets PM Prayuth to boost ties

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with Thailand’s prime minister yesterday as part of an effort to strengthen what Austin says is Washington’s “unparalleled network

Japan philanthropic group begins fund raising for Ukrainians

A Japanese foundation announced yesterday it is launching a fundraising drive to provide more than 1,200 Ukrainian evacuees in Japan with additional financial support for language studies

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