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.
China tests the waters with coastguard ships near Japan-controlled islands
Three Chinese coastguard vessels spent around two hours in the 12-nautical-mile territorial waters off one of the Senkakus, which Japan controls and China also claims.
The return of the rising sun
Japan’s launch of a ‘carrier in disguise’ has East Asia pondering the future.
Japan's dolphin hunt: Tradition or barbary? (VIDEO)
The history of dolphin hunting in Japan is back in the spotlight after the annual slaughter of hundreds of bottlenose dolphins began on Tuesday.
Watch Japanese fishermen catch a 26-foot, 360-pound Giant Squid
The Giant Squid is an elusive, deep-ocean creature that doesn't come around too often. So when it does show up, it's kind of a big deal.
Being Lord Voldemort in Africa
Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe arrived Friday in Ivory Coast, feeding China's and Japan's already tense rivalry.
Global porn preferences? Surprisingly patriotic, says PornHub's data blog
See the world's deleted browser history, one chart at a time.
7 of the most badass women who ever lived (who you've probably never heard of)
For every Joan of Arc, there’s a Mongolian wrestler princess; for every Mata Hari, there’s a Colombian revolutionary spy; for every Ada Lovelace, there’s a pin-up Austrian telecoms
17 delightful animals playing in snow all over the world
So. Cold. Outside. You'd better stay in and binge-watch these animals videos.
Fed up with Beyonce? Try this
Japan’s ‘nagauta' is about as far away from Western pop music as one can get. But it still exudes power, chaos and extremes.
Voldemort dragged into China-Japan dispute over war shrine
The latest spat between the Asian neighbors has descended into name-calling of the wizard variety.
South Korea finally seizes the Silicon Valley dream
Bureaucracy and big conglomerates have long suffocated tech startups here in the world’s most wired nation. Now, young Koreans are fighting back.
Chinese balloonist lands in midst of isle dispute with Japan
Japan and China have been repeatedly scrambling fighter jets against perceived threats, raising fear that a miscalculation could lead to conflict.
The top 10 most-read GlobalPost stories in 2013 prove you hate America, among other things
You also like weed. And you really can't believe how much pollution there is in China.
Okinawa governor approves plan to relocate US Marines Futenama air base
Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima has approved the move 17 years after it was first agreed upon by the US and Japan.
Japanese PM Abe's visit to shrine draws condemnation from China, South Korea
China's official Xinhua news agency said the Japanese leader "knows perfectly what he is doing and the consequences."
Within a month of her life, the new island of Niijima had tripled in size
The Best Island of the Year is also the world's newest: Niijima, formed by an undersea volcano in November.
China angry at Japan for increase in military spending
"Japan, on the one hand, claims to be a peace-loving country, exclusively adhering to a defense policy. Yet on the other hand, it peddles a so-called 'active pacifism', " the Chinese Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The operation to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons is an impressive act of international cooperation
More than a dozen countries, not all of them friends, are working together to make this happen.