October 1, 2012 A new law, which went into effect today, means illegally downloading a song could mean two years in jail.
September 17, 2012 China's state-run media warns of trade retaliation against Japan, following a weekend of anti-Japanese protests across China over Japan's purchase of disputed islands in the East China Sea. As the economic cost of these protests begins to escalate, NPR correspondent Louisa Lim tries to find out exactly who's behind them.
September 15, 2012 A controversy that has lasted decades boiled over this past week, spilling into China's streets Saturday. Thousands demonstrated in one of the biggest protests in Beijing in recent years.
June 15, 2012 Thirteen people died and another 6,000 were injured in the attack on Tokyo's subways by members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Katsuya Takahashi was on the run for 17 years. He allegedly helped one of the attackers flee.
May 17, 2012 The world's third-largest economy grew at a 4.1 percent annual rate in the third quarter. But the boost from rebuilding is expected to wane in coming quarters.
May 15, 2012 Set inside a wall-in garden, it's hoped the facility will draw tourists to Ichihara City.
April 27, 2012 Under a plan announced overnight, about 9,000 Marines will go to Guam and other places in the Pacific. Around 10,000 will remain.
March 14, 2012 The same general area of Japan that was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami almost exactly one year ago was rattled again today. But authorities have canceled an earlier warning about a possible tsunamki.
February 9, 2012 In a new cookbook, food writer Elizabeth Andoh tells the story of the cuisine of Japan's Tohoku region, which was hard hit by last year's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident. Andoh says it's important to document the region's cuisine now, because traditional dishes often disappear during periods of upheaval.
December 8, 2011 The Shiba mix was fine until Monday, his owner says. He died quietly, surrounded by his human family in Japan.
December 5, 2011 Eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini and two Mercedes Benzes were among the 14-car pile-up Sunday in Japan's Yamaguchi prefecture. Estimates of their value range from $1 million to nearly $4 million. No one was seriously hurt.
August 29, 2011 Japan is about to get its sixth prime minister in five years. In Libya, opposition leaders say Moammar Gadhafi and his loyalists remain threats.
August 23, 2011 As it heads for possible landfall in the Carolinas later this week, Irene is getting stronger.