Did Japanese lawmakers intend to provoke Obama by honoring war criminals?
'In Japan, very few educated Japanese really have detailed knowledge of Imperial Japan’s cruelties, atrocities like massacring civilians and operating a military brothel.'
Why we won’t know what’s up with China's real estate bubble until it's too late
And why that matters to you.
How Japan is once again angering environmentalists with its whale hunting program
Japan has hunted whales under a loophole allowing for lethal research.
South Koreans blame themselves for ferry tragedy
With nearly 300 missing, Koreans indulge a culture of shame.
Japan slaughters 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak
It was the first confirmed outbreak of bird flu in Japan in three years.
How the world gets drunk, in 4 surprising charts
Sorry Russians. When it comes to bingeing, you’ve got nothing on Vietnam’s women.
The South Korean government wants to impose a curfew on smartphone use
Gadget addiction — or nomophobia — is an epidemic in South Korea. Can the plan work?
Japan’s biggest pop star right now is a fetishized hologram
But, like, how'd this happen?
Japan scrambled fighter jets against Chinese planes 415 times last year
Scrambles against Russian planes rose 45 percent to 359 times during the year, also a record.
These 5 countries are crushing the whole gender equality thing at home
And then, of course, there are those that are not.
Japan's Amazon.com caved and said it will stop selling whale meat
When #activism works.
Japan was ordered to stop hunting whales in the Antarctic
The International Court of Justice said no further licenses should be issued for scientific whaling, where animals are first examined for research purposes before the meat is sold to consumers.
Cleanup at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant is halted after worker dies in an accident
Most workers inside the plant are contract laborers hired by multiple layers of construction companies. A Reuters investigation last year found widespread labor abuses.
These 11 countries are banning certain baby names because you can't be trusted
Parents from Saudi Arabia to New Zealand are so irresponsible naming their children that laws are needed to stop them.
Why North Korea test fired medium range missiles today
Kim Jong Un reacts to Obama’s united front. Or maybe he just craves attention.
8 reasons why India’s elections really matter to the world
Nuclear weapons, conflict in Afghanistan, drug-resistant superbugs and the cost of wedding rings are at stake.
US to help eliminate sensitive Japanese atomic material
Japan, the world's only target of atomic bombs in the final stages of World War II, does not have nuclear weapons and says it will not seek to obtain them.
Japan's gaming community has developed a crush on Crimea's attorney general
So of course they're making fan art.
Japan's version of amazon.com gets reamed for selling illegal ivory and whale products
How is that legal again?
Why Koreans are killing themselves in droves
A recent pair of dramatic suicides alarms the upwardly mobile nation.
'Atomic peace mission' has spawned an arsenal-in-waiting
Japan’s appetite for nuclear power seems quixotic for a nation devastated by its dark side.
Japan is still searching for the missing 3 years after the tsunami
Japan on Tuesday marked the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster that swept away more than 18,000 people, flattened coastal communities and triggered a nuclear crisis.
The US struggles to make Japan fear nuclear terrorism
A behind-the-scenes debate over Japan's plans to develop a giant plutonium stockpile reveals big cultural clashes.
Japan is creating an enormous pile of plutonium. Should you be worried?
It only takes a few pounds of plutonium to make a weapon, and the most likely source of the critical ingredient is a large-scale production or storage facility — like the one Japan is building.
Babymetal: Japan combines J-pop and heavy metal and the results are adorably hardcore
You won't be able to listen to this just once.
Editor's brutal stabbing is just the latest assault on Hong Kong's press
Assailants used a meat cleaver on an editor who exposed hidden wealth tied to China's Communist elite.
Watch a colony of bunnies chase a delighted woman on Japan's Rabbit Island
Run for your lives! Because in Japan, one learns to fear the rabbit army.
This Tokyo speed sketcher is taking Instagram to the next level
And is revealing the heart of Japan at the same time.
'How to date Japanese women who haven’t been exposed to radiation'
Readers weren't too happy with South Korea's Maxim after they published an article with the inflammatory headline.
5 huge global problems Obama ignored in his State of the Union address
President Barack Obama's fifth State of the Union address had a few glaring omissions, among them the growing violence in Iraq and the NSA spying scandal.
China is playing chicken with the US military in the South China Sea
War by other means: As China attempts to wrest control of the South China Sea, the US is forced to flinch or crash.