Taking one of the world's longest train rides

Aug 29, 2015

Taking one of the world's longest train rides

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It was the realization of a dream from a childhood obsessed with trains: taking one of the world’s longest train rides, on the Trans Mongolian Express and Trans Siberian Railway. The trip went from Beijing, China, via Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and across Russia to Moscow ...

Analysts still see downside risks to Tokyo stocks

| Aug 29, 2015

Analysts still see downside risks to Tokyo stocks

Though worries have waned over global stock sell-offs, analysts still see downside risks to Tokyo stocks amid uncertainty over the course of U.S. monetary policy. The benchmark 225-issue Nikkei average finished the week at 19,136.32, down 299.51 points, or 1.54 percent, from a week ...

Survey suggests weak parent-child relations in Japan

Aug 29, 2015

Survey suggests weak parent-child relations in Japan

A survey by a Japanese government-affiliated organization indicates that parent-child relations in Japan are weaker than those in the United States, China and South Korea. According to the survey, conducted among high school students in the four countries by the National Institution for Youth ...

Aug 28, 2015

Chinese rocket fails, parts hit home

Debris from a rocket carrying a Chinese satellite into orbit crashed into a villager’s home minutes after the launch, local police and media reports said Friday. The parts plummeted to earth with a huge roar Thursday morning in Xunyang County in the northern province ...