A North Korean ballistic rocket launching drill, undated photo.
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Tensions in Asia may soon boil over. If U.S. leaders fail to seek pathways to peace, the consequences may be grim, warns former National Security Council member.
Hosting a military base is difficult in the best of circumstances, but some bases are more dangerous than others.
Anti-nuclear demonstration in front of the Japanese Diet, June 22, 2012.
Nuclear power was a cornerstone of Japan's energy strategy for decades, until the Fukushima disaster. The current government wants to keep some nuclear reactors open, but has lost public support.
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The four scenarios in the WEF's 2017 food report paint a bleak picture. But there are better ways.
Genking, a male-born Japanese TV personality and ‘genderless’ pioneer.
In Japanese popular culture, new trends come and go. But the Japanese have toyed with gender norms for generations.
Traditional Japanese tattoo.
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Japanese tattoos have been popular in the UK since King George V. But things are different in Japan.
Is east Asia really the top dog when it comes to education?
... and why our analysis is a much fairer comparison.
Children bear the brunt.
Children end up caught in the political crossfire.
President Donald Trump speaks at a conference for law enforcement.
The Trump administration may do well to make a friend of the federal bureaucracy it's so intent on gutting, according to an expert who studies the role of civil servants in government.
A Japanese dementia patient holds a baby seal robot known as Paro.
Perhaps communication robots can one day help people express their views on having a robot in their life.
A rally against President Donald Trump’s order that restricts travel to the U.S.
AP Photo/Steven Senne
This isn't the first time the US has banned people based on nationality. History shows these exclusions have put our national security at risk and caused rifts with foreign allies.
Busan’s controversial Comfort Women statue.
A small bronze statue in Busan has kicked off a surprisingly big argument.
A photo from Sea Shepherd allegedly shows a Japanese whaling vessel with a dead minke whale on board.
EPA/GLENN LOCKITCH / SEA SHEPHERD HANDOUT
Japan is once again allegedly killing whales in Antarctica. But after taking Japan to international court in 2014, there's not much Australia can do.
The opportunity for emerging political figures to make their mark is considerable.
Here are five political leaders from around the world who are emerging as significant talents and possible contenders for influence in 2017 and beyond.
The film is a powerful reworking of the novel by Japanese novelist Endō Shūsaku.
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The idea of an American Muslim registry has gained traction in some circles, but the historical precedents are shaky at best.
Peace on parade.
Combat could be on the cards for the first time in over 70 years.
While Marise Payne participated in Tuesday’s cabinet meeting by telephone, she is not well enough to travel to Japan.
The Australia-Japan foreign and defence ministers' 'two-plus-two' talks, due to be held in Japan before Christmas, are being deferred because of Marise Payne's recent illness.
The centenary of Natsume Soseki’s death this year is being marked by numerous events, not least his resurrection in robotic form.
Shin'ya Tsukamoto (right) and Andrew Garfield in Silence (2016).
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Martin Scorsese's new film Silence will be shown to an audience of priests at the Vatican today. It tells the story of persecuted Christians in 17th century Japan - an event still remembered by Nagasaki's Catholic community.