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A decisive election victory lets Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indulge in nationalism.
Meet South Korea’s spy service, which stands accused of using subterfuge to get a president elected.
Scared of Kim Jong Un? Let it go. The world’s most secretive nation just can’t keep a secret.
Japanese youth only know economic decline. Shinzo Abe’s radical stimulus program seeks to undo their skepticism.
A wax figure of deceased dictator Kim Jong Il is the latest addition to North Korea's vast collection of propaganda art. You won't believe some of the others.
If you’re smart and attractive, you could work as a flight attendant. There aren’t many better options.
South Korean President Park Geun Hye visits China. Here’s why China loves her.
Embarrassed by its bland industrial swill, South Korea raises the bar to, um, North Korean standards.
Two former regime sympathizers do the dangerous work of reporting on North Korea.
Tokyo has dismissed efforts to force public acknowledgement of the Japanese army's use of "comfort women" during World War II.
How North Korea's Supreme Leader lives large.
Analysis: First the North wanted to meet South Korea. Then the US. Now China. What’s the deal with this erratic charm offensive?
The direct line between North and South Korea is, as usual, the first casualty of the two countries' fraught relations.
Analysis: When ministers from North and South Korea meet for talks this week, there'll be grander causes at stake than the future of their shared economic projects.
South Korean police are seeking a ban on a Facebook page they say is run by North Korea's state television broadcaster. But is the profile even real?
A new documentary goes behind the scenes at North Korea's only film school, where students learn how to make movies that glorify Kim Jong Un's regime.
How a small-time vegetable seller became the world’s largest maker of smartphones.
Could Kim Jong Un's teenage nephew teach the supreme leader a thing or two about world peace?
Many North Koreans are undernourished, the United Nations says. Can the beginnings of a so-called agricultural reform put food in their mouths?
Japanese universities try J-pop music and manga to attract the shrinking number of youngsters in an aging country.