The island nation seeks to carve out a bigger role in world affairs as a 'soft power.'
Largely untested, opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva says his first priorities are fixing the economy and rescuing the tourist industry.
Three environmental models: Toyota's Prius factory, an electronics recycler, and a village that recycles 80 percent of its trash.
Lawmakers are to pick a new prime minister Monday – the third in four months, reflecting the country's polarized politics.
Japan is quietly emerging as a global trendsetter in pop culture, as well as in green technology and environmental practices.
Her latest novel won Japan's top prize for new fiction writers. Kawakami is one of an emerging group of young Japanese women writers.
Roman Catholic militiamen are gearing up for clashes with Muslim rebels again, more than 30 years after all-out communal war tore through the island of Mindanao.
Renewed violence on the island shows the challenge of wiping out militant groups for good.
Sony said Tuesday it will let 16,000 employees go – half of them from its temporary staff.
As Beijing talks stall, analysts say North Korea may be waiting for a gesture from Barack Obama once he assumes the presidency.
Residents say the gunman caught by Indian police comes from a village in Pakistan where Lashkar-e-Taiba has been recruiting young men for 'jihad.'
The global credit meltdown and Shanghai's slowing economy are chasing away big-time renters from the world's second-tallest building.
In this majority-Muslim Filipino city, a fight over roast pig sheds light on bigger hurdles Christians and Muslims here navigate.
Antigovernment protesters cheered Tuesday's verdict and agreed to end a week-long airport blockade.
Conservatives want to revise high-school texts that they say are dominated by a leftist outlook.
Concerned citizens are targeting anyone from accused pedophiles to activists with 'human flesh search engines' that post people's personal information online.
The antigovernment group swarmed the airport where the prime minister was supposed to arrive Wednesday.
The fund seeks to soften effects of the financial collapse, but many Asian leaders – citing bad advice from the '97 crisis – are wary of conditions attached to assistance.
A pilot program aims to teach students teamwork and tolerance – and let them blow off steam.
Woeser has sued the government, investigated Tibet's March uprising, and flouted the official line about Tibet.