Before tackling weightier matters, Obama and Prime Minister Abe dined at a 10-seat restaurant where the world's top sushi chef decides the menu – and you don't want to know the cost.
Volunteers from across Korea are assisting relatives of missing passengers on the capsized Sewol ferry. Many are asking why high-tech Korea couldn't respond more quickly to the disaster.
The passenger ferry set sail Tuesday evening for Jeju, a southern resort island. Many of those aboard were students from a high school outside Seoul.
Hu Yaobang was China's reformist leader in a period of political thawing. His death led to the Tiananmen Square demonstrations of 1989 and a bloody crackdown that remains a taboo topic.
The sit-in was sparked by a proposed service trade agreement with China and evolved into an ongoing headache for the Beijing-friendly government.
Indonesians vote Wednesday to elect a new parliament amid disillusionment over endemic corruption. Since 2002, 73 lawmakers have been convicted of graft.
A Shanghai art collector bought the rare Ming-era cup at an auction held today in Hong Kong, underscoring sky-high valuations for storied Chinese art objects.
South Korea's military draft makes no exemptions for conscientious objectors who face prison for refusing to serve. The majority of those imprisoned are Jehovah's Witnesses.
A Chinese search ship has reported electronic signals from the area where the Malaysia Airlines missing jet is thought to have gone down. They’re the same frequency as the ‘black boxes.’
Conservative politicians in Australia have ordered a review of a new national curriculum they say imposes political correctness on shared historical events, such as the battle for Gallipoli.
Q & A: China-hand Orville Schell talks on China's troubling nationalism, recent tensions with Japan, the Dalai Lama, Nobel-winner Liu Xiaobo, and China's unrequited craving for respect.
Environmental protests are spreading in China and are often successful in forcing authorities to reconsider their breakneck industrialization policies. But consultation is still lacking.
Japan is weighing its options after the International Court of Justice ordered a halt to Japan's whaling program Monday, saying Japan had failed to prove a scientific rationale.
The Philippines filed a legal case with the UN Sunday over contested islets, despite China's threats of retaliation for the campaign.
Low phone penetration and spotty Internet access have held back Myanmar, previously called Burma, but foreign investment and aid could unlock its fledgling tech sector.
China believes that the clash between Russia and the West over Ukraine will draw Moscow closer to Beijing.
Anti-census protesters attacked an international NGO office on Wednesday. The census allows ethnic minorities to self-identify in a country wracked by ethnic and religious divisions.
Aviation disaster lawyers from the US and China see opportunity for multimillion-dollar deals, but most families are not thinking about compensation yet.
President Park and Prime Minister Abe met in The Hague with President Obama, who seeks a unified front in dealing with North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Sensitive historical issues were sidestepped.
Riot police moved Monday to end an occupation of cabinet offices in Taipei but a six-day sit-in at parliament continues. Protesters object to a trade services pact with China.