Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet reshuffle is an exercise in illusion. Yet it reveals some unwelcome truths about his political present - and future.
While some argue that Western LGBT+ ideals have no place in Asia, a new ruling in Hong Kong shows that these values have no bearing on the law.
Japan is targeting an 'upmarket' audience of wealthy business executives, city professionals, millennial foodies and highbrow arts enthusiasts.
Living as a woman in North Korea can be psychologically and physically gruelling.
Iwao Hakamada was tried for quadruple murder in 1966, but the evidence that convicted him is regarded with widespread scepticism.
Looking at the agreement, it appears that Kim Jong-un has outmanoeuvred Donald Trump.
Alongside denuclearisation, reunification is the biggest potential game-changer on the Korean peninsula. But it remains a pipe dream.
The measure of women's political advancement isn't the number of female leaders, but the changes they make to everyday women's lives.
A remarkable year on the Korean peninsula has been marked by both bitter enmity and genuine goodwill. Now, the tension is being ratcheted up again.
After decades of deadly enmity, Libya and the West made a major breakthrough on weapons of mass destruction. How?
The astonishing sight of two Korean leaders crossing the border that divides them is just a first step.
Thanks to South Korea, there is a chance for peace with North Korea. Whether the Trump administration can take it is another matter.
A year ago, productive north-south talks seemed inconceivable – but with the US tripping over its own feet, things are changing.
There's a very unflattering historical parallel for Xi Jinping's move to lift term limits. The Chinese Communist Party is having none of it.
Xi Jinping is now ruling without term limits. That's bad news for corrupt officials – and perhaps for the Chinese people.
North Korea clearly understands that going straight into high-level negotiations isn't always the way to make a breakthrough.
As Japanese imperialism rose and fell, its leaders interpreted and re-interpreted a single distinctive concept: "bushido".
Coming on the heels of 'gold', 'blond' and 'wealthy', 'north' is a telling symbol of how Japan saw 2017.
Still smarting from centuries of ancient humiliation, China is ready to rise to global supremacy.
How did a man once suspected of dubious far-right sympathies end up on the threshold of a record third term?