Entertainment

Zhang Yimou's 'One Second' dropped from Berlin film festival

Feb 13, 2019

The latest film from famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou has been dropped from the Berlin International Film Festival for "technical reasons"

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

Feb 12, 2019

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee, a contender for the 100-meter butterfly gold medal at next year's Olympics in Tokyo, has been diagnosed with leukemia

Malaysian ex-PM Najib combative ahead of 1MDB graft trial

Feb 11, 2019

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is hardly lying low ahead of his corruption trial on charges related to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund

Thai princess' political bid sunk by her brother, the king

Feb 8, 2019

Thai politics took two astonishing turns when the king's sister sought to make a historic bid to become prime minister, only to have her brother later shut down her effort because it the constitution, which bars the monarchy from politics

Thai princess finds tumult in politics, like life

Feb 8, 2019

The Thai princess who tried to buck tradition to jump into the political arena has always been a bit of a rebel. She has had a fair share of tumult in her life, and her bid to become prime minister is the latest

Sony boosts profit on tax cut, yen, sales of music, movies

Feb 1, 2019

Sony boosts profit on tax cut, yen, entertainment segment

Nintendo chief: Seeking growth sources as Switch sales slow

Feb 1, 2019

Nintendo chief says company to count on business outside the game sector as sales of its Switch console machines fall short of forecasts

Singer in Thai girl band apologizes for swastika shirt

Jan 28, 2019

A popular Thai music act has apologized after a member wore a shirt showing the swastika flag of Nazi Germany during a performance

Japanese fans celebrate Osaka's rise to top of tennis world

Jan 27, 2019

Led by a congratulatory tweet from the prime minister, Japan reveled in Naomi Osaka's dramatic Australian Open win on Sunday

Singapore to reduce military training after actor's death

Jan 25, 2019

Singapore's military says it will reduce the length, intensity and frequency of its training programs after an actor died from injuries he sustained while on reservist duty