May 17, 2013
Earthquake survivors, holding placards made of cardboard, were seen skirmishing with hastily dispatched government officials around noon on April 22, two days after a...
May 04, 2013
China now has an evangelist of "dreams"--none other than Xi Jinping, who was formally anointed as president in mid-March.
March 25, 2013
As I dove into the interior of the 10-meter-tall parade float with the giant puppet eagles atop, I could only see a skeleton of steel pipes, the lining of fabric wrapped around ...
March 02, 2013
News reports of a death sentence for a woman who was routinely subjected to domestic violence before killing her husband is causing an uproar in China.
February 22, 2013
Three former North Korean defectors to the South, back in their home country, criticized South Korean society and their former lives there at a news conference in the People's...
February 10, 2013
On the afternoon of Jan. 17, more than 100 reporters and other employees of the Southern Weekly came out of the building in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, which houses the...
February 01, 2013
SAO PAULO, Brazil--Three mannequins sporting makeup and long hair stand on display at a clothing shop near Paulista Avenue in the center of the city.
November 22, 2012
Editor's note: This is the final installment of the regular weekly Correspondent's Notebook series. AJW will continue to run selected Correspondent's Notebook columns from The...
November 15, 2012
A beam of light shines through the darkness, revealing the silhouette of a man wearing a hat low over his eyes and smoking a cigarette.
November 08, 2012
In Dalian, Liaoning province, on the morning of Sept. 25, a sense of tension hung over this usually sleepy port town.
November 01, 2012
Today, Da Nang, a central Vietnamese port city of 890,000 people, is famed for its graceful coastline and is a popular destination for huge crowds of tourists.
October 25, 2012
Recently, I found the whole shelf of Japanese liquor had disappeared at a local supermarket in Beijing, which I visited to pick up distilled "shochu" spirits for a nightcap.
October 18, 2012
After a four-hour drive from the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, I saw a giant monument displaying a soccer ball high in the air in central Sialkot, a city of almost 400,000...
October 11, 2012
In early September, I traveled during my summer vacation to the southern city of Jinju, South Korea, about a one-hour bus ride on the expressway from Busan.
October 04, 2012
I visited Boston in late June to cover the children of China’s high-ranking Communist Party officials for the “Red Aristocrats” series in The Asahi Shimbun.
September 20, 2012
I traveled to Britain in June and July to collect information for a series of articles on the power structure of the Chinese Communist Party, before the start of the London...
September 13, 2012
The street looked like a sanctuary for angry Indians. Near the ancient Jantar Mantar observatory built by the Mughal Empire in central New Delhi, protesters held sit-ins and...
September 06, 2012
Increasing stress of late has worsened the chronic hypertension of Vafaee, a 45-year-old trade firm employee in eastern Tehran.
August 30, 2012
I was invited by a Syrian friend of mine to a dinner at his home in the capital, Damascus, in July, as the disruption in the lives of residents following an offensive against...
August 23, 2012
A buzz of rotors from the mountainside heralded the appearance of a fleet of four Z-9WZ helicopters, state-of-the-art Chinese military aircraft.