Events

Malaysia defiant despite being stripped of Paralympic event

Jan 28, 2019

Malaysia's government has remained defiant despite losing the rights to host the World Para Swimming Championships for banning Israelis from competing in the event, which serves as a qualifying competition for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

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

Nissin drops Osaka ad after complaints, star focused on game

Jan 24, 2019

As sponsor drops ad slammed as insensitive, Japanese tennis star Osaka, focuses on game to secure finals slot

Asian shares buoyed by US earnings, upbeat talk on China

Jan 24, 2019

Asian shares buoyed by US earnings, Japan falls as factory data disappoints

French Olympic probe raises questions about Japanese firm

Jan 24, 2019

French probe into alleged vote-buying connected with the Tokyo Olympics has raised questions about Japanese advertising and marketing agency Dentsu

Janewattananond wins Singapore Open with final round 65

Jan 20, 2019

Jazz Janewattananond shot a final-round 65 to win the Singapore Open and qualify for this year's British Open

Malaysia says it won't host any more events involving Israel

Jan 16, 2019

Malaysia's foreign minister says the government will not budge over a ban on Israeli athletes in a para swimming competition and has decided that the country will not host any events in the future involving Israel

Takeda corruption probe sullies 2020 Tokyo Olympics and IOC

Jan 15, 2019

Takeda corruption probe soils 2020 Tokyo Olympics and International Olympic Committee

Probe of IOC's Takeda hangs over Tokyo Olympics

Jan 12, 2019

One Tokyo newspaper has said a "Black Cloud" is hanging over the Tokyo Olympics as French prosecutors weigh corruption allegations against the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee.

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