Japan boosts military spending amid growing tensions with China
The cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved plans to spend around $232 billion on surveillance drones, stealth aircraft, fighter jets and submarines.
ISS cooling system failure sparks concern on Earth, but no danger in heavens
Failure of one of two coolant loops forces NASA astronauts to shut down some non-essential systems aboard International Space Station.
The US executes more people every year than Yemen, Sudan and Afghanistan.
21 countries executed people last year. These 10 nations killed the most.
A solution for the East China Sea
Opinion: The disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands have become too much of a potential flashpoint.
World Cup 2014 set in Brazil with your choice for 'group of death'
Group G gets early consideration for 'group of death' with Germany, Ghana, Portugal and United States.
Japan passes a democracy-muzzling Patriot Act
The Obama-supported State Secret Bill criminalizes investigative journalism and equates terrorism with ‘imposing one’s opinions.’
Biden says US 'pivot' to Asia is here to stay
Vice President Joe Biden said Friday there should be no doubt about America's commitment to its strategic shift to Asia.
Biden time in Asia
Commentary: China is the looming superpower, but with a tradition of taking the long view.
Unable to afford Gangnam-style plastic surgery, Korean teens deploy DIY methods
South Korea is plastic-surgery obsessed. The results aren't always pretty.
Biden tells Japan, China that US is 'deeply concerned' by China's air defense zone
The US vice president's visit comes amid rising tensions between Asia's largest economies, China and Japan, over the former's air defense zone.
China sends fighter jets to monitor US, Japanese military aircraft in new air-defense zone
The People's Liberation Army Air Force scrambled fighter jets after US and Japanese military aircraft entered the disputed zone.
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Japan, South Korea send military aircraft into China's air-defense zone
Japanese and South Korean military aircraft entered China's new air-defense zone in the latest defiance of Beijing's rules in the East China Sea.
Japan’s lower house passes state secrecy bill
Japan’s lower house of parliament passed a bill on Tuesday that cracks down on civil servants who leak secrets and journalists who encourage leaking.
US flies B-52 bombers into China's new air defense zone in East China Sea
The Chinese defense ministry says it 'monitored' two US military aircraft as they entered China's expanded air defense zone Monday night.
If you think US debt is bad, consider China
Provincial governments have been spending like mad, all on borrowed money.
The US flies B-52s into China's new air defense zone. Here's why that matters
Thanks to Beijing’s bold new initiative, the risk of war in East Asia just got a lot more serious. Q&A with Carlyle Thayer.
A reading of China's roadmap for market-oriented reforms
The biggest bright spot of China's economic reform pledges and its significant, wide-ranging implications.
How the Iran nuclear deal matters for North Korea
South Koreans wonder whether their nuclear-armed neighbor will ever follow suit.
Undersea volcano creates new island off Japan (VIDEO)
The Japanese coast guard released dramatic video of the new land mass forming from an undersea volcano near the uninhabited Nishinoshima Island.
War between Japan and China is an accident waiting to happen
GlobalPost asked three experts about the possibility of Asia's two largest economies going to war over the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
How Korean bureaucrats turned K-pop into a national symbol
Forget Samsung, Kim Chi and Tae Kwon Do. South Korea has bet the future on teenage bubble-gum pop. But is it working?
TEPCO to 'scrap' 2 Fukushima reactors that avoided meltdowns
The two reactors will not actually be dismantled and instead will be used as a research facility.
Seoul, South Korea. Where the future begins
A decade ago, science fiction writer William Gibson proclaimed Tokyo the city where the future happens. These days, Seoul is arguably out front.
Japanese emperor will break burial tradition by being cremated
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have requested a simple cremation when they die, instead of a traditionally elaborate burial.
China's Third Party Plenum — a masterpiece of vagueness
Analysis: Far reaching reforms were expected from China's much-hyped Communist Party summit this week. Instead, the meeting yielded confusion.
Those ‘fake’ North Korean ICBMs may actually be able to reach Seattle
American experts conclude that North Korea’s missile mock-ups are getting ‘scary good.’ (Video)
As mega-typhoon Haiyan makes landfall, disaster-ready Filipinos know exactly how to respond
GlobalPost exclusive: Earthquakes, typhoons and volcanic eruptions inspire the best in Filipinos, reports a Manila-based journalist.
In China, the confession will be televised. In fact, it already is
Many say the practice reprises the dark days of Mao’s Cultural Revolution.
Kim Jong Un and the birth of a personality cult
The North Korean leader’s numerous laurels include basketball star, fashion icon and honorary Nigerian.
East Asia’s flawless fruit fetish
Forget handbags and shoes. Designer fruit is the rage in Japan and South Korea (VIDEO)