Sep 3, 2015

As Asia depreciates, Japan megabanks fear for their loans

Japanese banks may be starting to regret their biggest increase in overseas lending in 30 years as Asian economies slump and currencies tumble. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.’s assets in Asia excluding Japan made up 9.3 percent of the total as of March 31, ...

China screams for Tojo ice cream on war anniversary

Sep 2, 2015

China screams for Tojo ice cream on war anniversary

An ice cream chain in Shanghai, China, is offering a lickable likeness of the head of executed Japanese war criminal Hideki Tojo to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Iceason parlours are selling ice cream bars on a stick ...

Hong Kong activists plead not guilty over democracy protest

Sep 2, 2015

Hong Kong activists plead not guilty over democracy protest

Hong Kong pro-democracy student leader Joshua Wong pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of inciting unlawful assembly over a protest last year that triggered more than two months of paralyzing street rallies in the city. Wong, the teenage face of the “Umbrella Movement,” ...