March 02, 2013
A former adviser to South Korea's previous president has said Japan and South Korea came to within a hair's breadth of resolving the long-standing and deeply sensitive issue of the so-called comfort women, but factors conspired to send relations plummeting in the latter months of the Lee Myung-bak administration.
February 27, 2013
Thailand’s minimum wage was raised to a nationwide flat rate of 300 baht per day on Jan. 1. Additionally, restrictions on foreign labor have been tightened.
February 25, 2013
Given the current dismal state of Japan-China relations, I was encouraged by the recent visit to Beijing by New Komeito leader Natsuo Yamaguchi.
February 15, 2013
The sport of judo in Japan has been going through a chaotic time since 15 judoka accused the head coach of the national women's team and his staff of violence and harassment.
February 14, 2013
North Korea’s underground nuclear test on Feb. 12 was aimed at perfecting the technology to miniaturize nuclear warheads that could be mounted on ballistic missiles.
February 14, 2013
The Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange merged in January to form the Japan Exchange (JPX) Group, setting the stage for a historic business integration of two bourses that had been east-west rivals for nearly 130 years. (*1)
February 13, 2013
North Korea boasted that the next nuclear blast would be “a high-level experiment” in a statement that its National Defense Commission issued prior to its Feb. 12 nuclear blast.
February 13, 2013
North Korea clearly aimed to make the maximum possible impact on the international community with its latest nuclear test.
February 12, 2013
North Korea’s underground nuclear test on Feb. 12 is meant to send a strong message to the United States on the eve of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
February 09, 2013
WASHINGTON--As Washington implements its “rebalance to Asia” strategy, it will be important for China to accept the enduring and strong role of the United States in the region, said Kurt Campbell, outgoing U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific affairs.
February 02, 2013
This year, former Japanese national soccer team manager Takeshi Okada will again be at the helm as manager of Hangzhou Greentown Football Club, a team in the Chinese Super League, China's top league.
January 29, 2013
China’s interior has been able to sustain high levels of economic growth since the mid-2000s. Rather than government-driven infrastructure development investment, the engine of growth has been investment in private-sector manufacturing.
January 20, 2013
Two scholars who have spent their careers collating first-hand accounts of atomic victims from Hiroshima and Nagasaki and using those experiences to push for nuclear disarmament sat down with The Asahi Shimbun to talk about their research into the 1945 attacks.
January 16, 2013
In 2012, the Chinese insurance industry experienced a slowdown in premium revenue growth and a downturn in investment returns.
January 12, 2013
I'm very proud of this photograph of me with U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.
January 11, 2013
Judging by the surprisingly low voter turnout on Dec. 16, it seems that the Lower House election has failed to offer voters any real options to choose from.
January 01, 2013
Every Friday night over the past summer, thousands of people gathered in front of the Prime Minister's Official Residence shouting slogans and banging on drums in calling on the government to shift from a dependence on nuclear energy.
December 27, 2012
The manga artist Yoshinori Kobayashi is known for his activism. His comic strips try to counter what he sees as an overly self-deprecating attitude toward Japanese history.
December 26, 2012
Asia’s economies are expected to grow in 2013 at a slightly faster pace than in 2012, encouraged by a rally in domestic demand.
December 24, 2012
BEIJING--Conflict between China and the United States is inevitable, says Yan Xuetong, dean of the Institute of Modern International Relations at Tsinghua University in China.