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Japan emperor abdication set for March 2019 – report

Oct 20, 2017 - 9:41 AM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet top officials and members of the royal household next month before announcing the date, the Asahi Shimbun reports, citing unnamed government sources

ABDICATION. In this file photo, Japanese Emperor Akihito delivers his opening address for the extraordinary Diet session at the National Diet in Tokyo on August 1, 2016. File photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

San Miguel may battle with Asahi, Kirin over Vietnam brewer Sabeco

Apr 04, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The Philippines most diversified conglomerate will participate in the public bidding for the sale of an 89 59 stake in Sabeco which will be conducted by the Vietnamese government

TAPS THE KEG. San Miguel is not the only brewer that has set it sights on Sabeco. Nikkei Asian Review reports that Asahi and Kirin are also interested. Rappler file photo

Asahi says paying $7.7B for AB InBev's eastern European business

Dec 14, 2016 - 9:49 AM

The takeover – also the largest by a Japanese beer company – includes popular Czech beer Pilsner Urquell and other businesses in Hungary Poland Romania and Slovakia

In this photo illustration, bottles of Pilsner Urquell from the Czech Republica are seen on December 13, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Japan to conduct first major survey on racism – report

Oct 30, 2016 - 2:04 PM

The results of the survey which will cover 18 500 foreign residents aged 18 or older will be released by March and will be reflected in policy making

New normal: Massive info leaks, networked journalism

Sep 23, 2016 - 5:38 PM

The Panama Papers project for example is the best example of networked journalism in an interconnected world

AGE OF COLLABORATION. Sheila Coronel (left) with the Panama Papers team from Asia, at the Uncovering Asia conference in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo by Melvyn Calderon/Rappler

Japan's Asahi buying Peroni and Grolsch brands from AB InBev

Apr 19, 2016 - 5:45 PM

The terms of the deal have not been disclosed so far but AB InBev previously said Asahi offered to pay 2 55 billion euros

epa05153508 Asahi beer cans are seen on sale at a convenience store in Tokyo, Japan, 11 February 2016. Accoring to media reports, Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. will acquire SABMiller and European beer brands for 2.55 billion euro, among them Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Japanese journalist 'flashes' genitals in Thai mobile forum

Aug 01, 2015 - 8:46 PM

At a mobile forum organized by Thailand s foreign ministry with 150 in attendance the broadcaster accidentally sends a photo of his penis– meant for his female friend – via Line app

Japan newspaper apologizes for false Fukushima report

Sep 11, 2014 - 11:14 PM

The article published said that 90 of workers at the Fukushima Dai ichi nuclear power plant had left the complex disobeying the plant chief s order to stay put in the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986

Indonesia ready to mediate in South China Sea, says Jokowi – report

Aug 12, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Indonesia s president to be tells Japan s Asahi newspaper that he will work toward finding diplomatic – not military – solutions to the simmering conflicts

Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo (C) speaks to journalists after a meeting with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (not pictured) in Jakarta on August 12, 2014. Adek Berry/AFP

Rappler Newscast | June 24, 2014

Jun 24, 2014 - 8:50 PM

Trillanes to Revilla Estrada: Man up stop whining Philippines backs Japan bid to defend allies Egypt under pressure to pardon Al Jazeera journalists

Philippines backs Japan bid to defend allies

Jun 24, 2014 - 3:58 PM

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says his country favors the proposal to revise Japan s pacifist constitution

BOOSTING TIES. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III poses with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the joint media statement after the Summit Meeting and Working Lunch at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in 2-3-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan on June 24, 2014. Photo by Gil Nartea/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

'Executed' singer alive and well, Pyongyang TV shows

May 17, 2014 - 11:56 AM

Her appearance comes after months of speculation about whether or not she was alive

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China eyes air defense zone over South China Sea: report

Jan 31, 2014 - 1:24 PM

The Asahi Shimbun cites unnamed sources pointing to a possible Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone declaration over the South China Sea

SOUTH CHINA SEA ADIZ? A map of Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea at a press conference in Taipei on December 2, 2013. Photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP