Prime Minister Aso's long-ruling party is under fire as polls indicate strong support for the opposition Democratic Party of Japan. The vote is Aug. 30.
China takes a page from its "stop the Lama" playbook as it tries to prevent lobbying by Uighur nationalist.
The Aug. 30 vote could end its nearly uninterrupted half century in power.
South Korea said Friday it had identified and blocked five IP addresses used to distribute computer viruses that caused a wave of Web site outages in the U.S. and South Korea.
Amid recession woes, some politicians see an opening in a system long tipped toward political families.
Media fragmentation – and a public that's seen it all – makes it harder for today's artists to achieve global superstardom.
Surging demand for cars in rapidly growing nations will mean a robust car industry in 20 years. The US will have a piece of it – though smaller than today – and the models it turns out will be much greener as the iconic industry reinvents itself.
Two recent Airbus A330 flights may have had similar computer malfunctions to those suspected in AF Flight 447, the National Transportation Safety Board said.