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)
Japan's PM warns China on use of force as jets scrambled
Japan's leader warned China on Sunday against forcibly changing the regional balance of power.
7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, Fukushima tsunami advisory lifted
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Japan on Saturday morning, leading to a tsunami advisory for the Fukushima region that has now been lifted.
Will Asia's economies benefit from fracking?
The US economy has received a major boost from the controversial drilling technology. China may (or may not) be next.
Fatal addiction: Authors accuse Apple of destroying Japan's tech industry
The gadget maker is humbling Japan’s once proud electronics industry, and may kill it.
Japan plans to blast a hole into an asteroid with their new space cannon
The craft is set to be launched next year by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to take samples of asteroid 1999JU3.
Nuclear nightmares: Naoto Kan’s great apology tour rolls on
Japan's former prime minister shares his regrets over management of the Fukushima disaster.
Jellyfish rule the world
Scientists warn that jellyfish are taking over the world's oceans. Meet your new overlords.
China and The Art of (losing) War
For centuries, China's leaders have relied on Sun Tzu's masterpiece of strategy. The result? Tragedy, weakness and defeat to inferior forces.
A world of debt watchers: All eyes on Washington
Global leaders stress that a US default would have a devastating impact on the rest of the world.
Typhoon Wipha kills 17 in Japan, skirts by Tokyo, Fukushima (VIDEO)
There were still more than 50 people missing as the typhoon moved up Japan's east coast.
Shut the Fukuppy: Fukushima Industries' new mascot has an unfortunate name
Fukuppy is a smiling egg with wings that greets visitors to the refrigerator company's website.
A conversation with Timothy Adams on China
The Institute for International Finance CEO and former Treasury undersecretary weighs in on China's financial reforms.
Japan PM hints at amending pacifist constitution
Japan's prime minister hinted at strengthening the nation's military presence to respond to the changing world order.
The language of dumplings is universal
Who doesn't like a tiny present wrapped in dough?
Latest leak at Japan's Fukushima plant contaminates six workers
Japan's nuclear watchdogs say these recent mishaps are due to carelessness and could have been avoided.
Asian shares rebound, eyes on US debt showdown
Global traders are nervously awaiting some movement from lawmakers on Capitol Hill as an October 17 deadline approaches for raising the country's debt ceiling.
Japan nuclear regulator berates Fukushima operator
"I can't help but say that standards of on-site management are extremely low at Fukushima Daiichi," Nuclear Regulation Authority secretary general Katsuhiko Ikeda said.
Tokyo Hermes raiders grab bags worth $400,000
Three men broke through shutters at the store's entrance and grabbed three scarves and 21 of the upmarket bags.
The South Korean leaders who (supposedly) love Kim Jong Un
Meet South Korea’s far left, who stand accused of swearing loyalty to enemy number one: Kim Jong Un.
Japan, US agree to revise defense cooperation guidelines
Japan and the United States agreed Thursday to revise bilateral defense cooperation guidelines by the end of next year, for the first time in 17 years.
New leak at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant
Tokyo Electric Power said highly-polluted water, which spilled out of a storage tank as it was being filled, may have made its way out to the Pacific Ocean.
Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo chief who built gaming empire, dies at 85
Hiroshi Yamauchi, credited with transforming Nintendo from a family-owned Japanese business into a global byword for video games, died Thursday from pneumonia.
12 famous cats make the world a better place (VIDEOS)
This is by no means an exhaustive list.
Japan is nuclear-free after last reactor switched off
Japan's last operating reactor was switched off for inspection Monday, leaving the country without nuclear power for only the second time in more than four decades.
US hopes Japan, China manage rows through 'friendly' means
"The friction and tension between Tokyo and Beijing is a matter of concern to all neighbors and certainly to the United States," Daniel Russel, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, said.
Fukushima plant situation "not under control," TEPCO official says
Japan's government rushes to downplay remarks by Kazuhiko Yamashita days after the International Olympic Committee awarded Tokyo the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Japan angered by French Fukushima cartoon
A cartoon in a French satirical weekly depicting sumo wrestlers with extra limbs at the Fukushima nuclear plant has angered Japan.
In China, too many retweets could land you in prison
The Communist Party seeks to tame China's savage social media sphere.