TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — Low-cost carriers used to operate primarily over short distances, focusing on flights that lasted up to four hours one-way. Now, however, they have expanded their service routes for medium and long distances, heightening their appeal to travelers.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - More than 32,000 houses were flooded by the heavy rain that hit western Japan early this month.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A bill to strengthen measures against passive smoking was enacted Wednesday after passing the House of Councillors.
BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - A two-day dialogue between the leaders of the Communist Party of China and over 40 political parties and organizations from nearly 40 African countries opened on Tuesday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, aiming to improve the exchange on governance philosophy and development path.
The CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting Africa Thematic Event drew more than 200 participants and was lauded by African leaders. It offered a forum for Chinese and African political party leaders to explore development paths suitable to national situations.
BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - China will tackle weak areas in its business environment to further improve the country’s overall competence and consolidate its stable and positive economic performance, the State Council decided on Wednesday at an executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.
The State Council called for further boosting market vitality and delegating due powers to market entities to develop a level-playing field for competition.
HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - A market survey showed that the Fourth Industrial Revolution could help Vietnam’s GDP increase by $8-18 billion per year.
HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Children are easily abused on the internet because they access technology at an early age but do not understand the risks of using it, according to psychological experts.
BOGOR, Indonesia (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia and the Federated States of Micronesia will improve their mutual partnership in various sector including aviation.
BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - With the cloning of monkeys as an important foundation to build upon, an innovation park for research into brain intelligence and brain disease has been established in Shanghai.
The G60 Brain Intelligence Innovation Park, with a budget of 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion), will be dedicated to becoming a world-class research center of brain disease models in nonhuman primates to serve medical diagnosis and treatment and a national-level development and transformation center of achievements in technologies regarding brain-inspired intelligence, Pu Muming, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and director of the Institute of Neuroscience of the CAS, said on Wednesday at the park’s inauguration ceremony.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The anathema of the Cold War era has happened. Donald Trump has met Vladimir Putin, after all, and Monday’s one-to-one in Helsinki has reaffirmed the US President’s hope that the meeting would be the easiest facet of his travels in Europe, notably his participation in the Nato summit and the visit to the UK.