Uncertainty persists about what "America First" will mean for US-Asia policy, and the Secretary of State's recent tour of the region leaves us none the wiser.
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.
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.
The four scenarios in the WEF's 2017 food report paint a bleak picture. But there are better ways.
In Japanese popular culture, new trends come and go. But the Japanese have toyed with gender norms for generations.
Japanese tattoos have been popular in the UK since King George V. But things are different in Japan.
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Children end up caught in the political crossfire.
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.
Perhaps communication robots can one day help people express their views on having a robot in their life.
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.
A small bronze statue in Busan has kicked off a surprisingly big argument.
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.
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.
The idea of an American Muslim registry has gained traction in some circles, but the historical precedents are shaky at best.
Combat could be on the cards for the first time in over 70 years.
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.