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Index ranks Japan Asia’s most efficient innovator

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a family ties a written oracle to a branch of a tree at Izumo Grand Shrine in Izumo, western Japan. The shrine is one of the most ancient and important Shinto shrines in Japan, dedicated to the deity of marriage. AP/Shizuo Kambayashi

A new index ranks Japan as the most efficient among Asian countries in turning the building blocks of creativity into tangible innovations that benefit their economies and people while Myanmar, Pakistan and Cambodia are least efficient.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asia arms up to counter growing Chinese might

In this May 24, 2014 photo, China's Harbin (112) guided missile destroyer, left, and DDG-139 Ningbo Sovremenny class Type-956EM destroyer, right, take part in a week-long China-Russia "Joint Sea-2014" navy exercise at the East China Sea off Shanghai, China. Several Asian nations are arming up, their wary eyes fixed squarely on one country: a resurgent China that’s boldly asserting its territorial claims all along the East Asian coast. The scramble to spend more defense dollars comes amid spats with China over contested reefs and waters. Other Asian countries such as India and South Korea are quickly modernizing their forces, although their disputes with China have stayed largely at the diplomatic level. AP

Vietnam has nearly doubled its military spending, Japan is requesting its biggest-ever defense budget and the Philippines is rushing to piece together a viable navy.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japan looks forward to strong military ties with PH

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Philippines' President Benigno Aquino III, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talk following their joint news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.  AP

Japan’s army chief made a two-day visit to the Philippines to further improve military cooperation between the two countries amid tension in the South China Sea.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, Japanese lawmakers sign document promoting rule of law at sea

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Japanese and Philippine congressmen signed Wednesday a joint document calling for the promotion of rule of law at sea amid ongoing tensions with China.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Better to watch dolphins on TV’

Japan Whale killing

Instead of watching live dolphin shows, kids can show their love for these endangered mammals by watching educational shows on TV.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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