Days after Japan enacted a law introducing a foreign-worker program to bolster a labor force shrinking due to the aging population, a study showed it could struggle to compete with other developed countries to attract residents from overseas.
Poll: Japan wants more foreign workers, but they may not want Japan
Growth in China’s new home prices slowed in November as markets in smaller cities lost some of their heat, though the sector remained relatively resilient amid a broader slowdown in economic activity.
China's November home price growth slows as smaller cities cool
There are various ways to help people out of poverty, but Bai Wenjun, a poverty relief cadre, has created a way of his own, shooting short films.
Short films aid rural poverty alleviation across China
China should not allow the yuan to fall below seven per dollar or attempts to stabilize the currency will become more costly on the country’s foreign exchange reserves, Sheng Songcheng, an adviser to the People’s Bank of China, said on Saturday.
Central bank adviser says China should defend currency at seven yuan per dollar
Boeing Co (BA.N) opened its first 737 completion plant in China on Saturday, a strategic investment aimed at building a sales lead over arch-rival Airbus (AIR.PA) in one of the world’s top travel markets that has been overshadowed by the US-China trade war.
Boeing opens first 737 plant in China amid US-Sino trade war
The United States and South Korea have failed to agree on a bigger South Korean share of the cost of maintaining US troops, an official said on Friday, as the US military warned Korean workers they might be put on leave if no deal is reached.
US, South Korea can't agree on sharing the bill after Trump's criticism
Apple Inc., facing a court ban in China on some of its iPhone models over alleged infringement of Qualcomm Inc. patents, said on Friday it will push software updates to users in a bid to resolve potential issues.
Apple to push software update in China as Qualcomm case threatens sales ban
The Afghan government has increased saffron production by 22 percent this year as part of a plan to create an alternative source of income for farmers dependent on opium poppy cultivation.
Afghanistan finds saffron as antidote to opium production
Afghan forces, backed by US aerial raids, are targeting Taliban field commanders whom they see as a major obstacle to possible peace talks with Kabul and Washington, officials and security sources say.
Afghan forces eliminating Taliban field commanders seen obstacle to peace
Iran's Ambassador to Japan Morteza Rahmani Movahed says cultural relations serve as a basis for Iran-Japan relations.
Iran urges boost of cultural ties with Japan

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