Shifts in southeast Asian countries' political leadership has led to another worrying region-wide shift: away from liberalism.
Could you trade your baby robot in for an upgrade?
We tend to throw away broken things, but the Japanese art of kintsugi – repairing broken ceramics with gold and silver – can give us a different perspective on waste.
Is this evidence that Rome traded with Japan? Almost certainly not.
The Bank of Japan is trying yet another measure to fight deflation but the economy shows no signs of responding.
The road to Brexit looks long and winding, but it seems extremely unlikely that any outcome which threatens the long-term viability of foreign investment in the UK will be tenable.
One thing became dramatically apparent in the economic sphere following the Cold War: capitalism was ubiquitous, but it looked very different in Japan, Germany, the US and China.
Japan is already in the midst of one delicate constitutional debate – and now it's been confronted with another.
Two of East Asia's biggest powers are still technically at war and deadlocked over contested territories. Now one of them wants to be friends.
Business Briefing: Abenomics fails to address Japan’s true woes.
The Japanese government needs to improve job security and address income inequality as "Abenomics" fails to deliver.
How do you choose local produce when buying fish, which is caught in vast oceans by a globalised industry? Answer: with great difficulty.
The Cambridge-based chip designer offers a useful blueprint for others.
SoftBank's US$32 billion deal for the Cambridge company makes use of the weak pound and may presage more to come.
It's important to interrogate the key factors that pushed countries from Third World to First World status in the 20th century. Asia's experiences hold many lessons for Africa.
Edo, which gave rise to Tokyo, was also the world's largest city three centuries ago. Facing ecological collapse, Edo developed a culture and practices that supported sustainable living.
It is time to jettison the vague notion of African time. And for Africa to clean up its act.
Speaking at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Barack Obama sounded a hopeful note – but both the US and Japan still fall short.
We've been examining the ins and outs of TPP and the rise of the anti-trade right for months. Here's a roundup of some of our coverage.
As the tension in the East China Sea continues to mount, Japan's militaristic conservatives are putting their country on an aggressive footing.
Some are calling on the president to issue an apology when he visits Hiroshima. But an East Asia expert says his visit will focus on remembrance, and explains why that is enough.