China-US defense chiefs met Tuesday for the first time since Beijing severed links earlier this year. The nations worked to ease tensions over a string of recent maritime disputes in East Asia.
While Al Qaeda has not targeted Japanese nationals, the rare travel alert is a sign of how seriously Japan and other governments are taking the Europe terror threat.
The China-Japan boat standoff escalated Tuesday with a stern warning from the Chinese prime minister, Wen Jiabao.
A Japanese photographer seeks to remind those who have moved to urban areas of the charms of daily life in their hometowns.
With no end to the fishing boat dispute in sight, relations between Asia's two biggest economies are in danger of backsliding.
Japan's Justice Ministry said Friday that more than 230,000 centenarians are missing and probably dead. Family neglect and fraud are factors.
China is playing down its new economic status now that it has overtaken Japan as the 2nd largest economy in the world, saying it is still a developing country.