Features by Mariko Oi
Posted In: philippines, asia
Which country has the highest economic growth rate in the Asia-Pacific region? It's not China, but the Philippines, which grew at a surprising rate of 7.8 percent last quarter.
Posted In: Japan, museums, ninja
The ninja is one of Japan's oldest and most mysterious professions, but today modern methods to spy, sabotage, and kill are putting them out of work.
Posted In: asia, fiscal cliff, Nikkei
As the drama unfolds here at home, it is important to see how the fiscal cliff is affecting economies elsewhere in the world -- like Asia.
Posted In: Japan, family business
Family businesses dominate Japan's corporate landscape. For generations, sons have always taken on the top job. But what happens if there's not a male heir to inherit the business?
Posted In: China, Japan
In China over the weekend, activists smashed shop windows and overturned cars in a wave of anti-Japanese protests. The protests center around a couple of uninhabited, rocky islands in the East China Sea.
Posted In: Japan
New figures out this morning show Japan's economy is slowing down. It grew at a rate of 1.4 percent in the latest three month period. That's down sharply from the previous quarter.
Posted In: sales tax, Japan
A government plan would increase the nation's sales tax from 5 percent to 10 percent. Critics say this would affect consumer spending.
Asian economies are not immune from the developments in the U.S. and Europe.