This article has been updated to correctly report that the number of confirmed cases has risen to 66 and that Hokkaido is a prefecture.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered schools to be shut down until April as fears rise over the spread of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was caught in the middle of what could be deemed as one of the most uncomfortable, awkward exchange of words to be captured on film when he greeted an Asian woman in Chinese only to be met with a reply that she’s of a different ethnic background.
.@ScottMorrisonMP has had his first street walk of his campaign in the inner west Sydney suburb of Strathfield, greeting locals and visiting a restaurant.@annelisenews: There was a bit of confusion about what kind of restaurant he was in.
International baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki, who recently retired from Major League Baseball, has once again turned down an award from Japan’s Prime Minister.
The Japanese star athlete has reportedly done so for the third time, noting that there will be time to be honored at the end of his life.
Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, the elder sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand, has joined the race to become the country’s next prime minister.
As the first member of the royal family to run for the office of PM, Princess Ubolratana’s unprecedented decision is being seen by many as an attempt to reshape the country’s political landscape.
Celebrity Chef Serves Japan’s Prime Minister The Most Offensive Dessert Possible for a Japanese Person
When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe joined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and wife Sara for dinner during their second official visit to Israel on Wednesday, they were treated to a dessert many found to be culturally offensive.
The group had just finished their gourmet meal at the Prime Minister’s Residence when the prime minister’s private chef, Moshe Segev, brought out a selection of chocolates served in an unusual container.