Joshua Wong, a student leader in Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement, was convicted for a protest that helped inspire the largest anti-Beijing demonstration in years.
The United States has accepted an invitation from New Zealand to attend a naval celebration in November, more than 30 years after the country blocked a US ship from docking.
In response to the UN ruling favor of the Philippines in the South China Seas, Beijing protests show the risks involved for global companies seeking to tap Chinese markets.
An international tribunal in The Hague is set to release a ruling on Tuesday on the territorial dispute between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea.
Many believe that changing Article 9 is Prime Minister Abe’s lifelong political mission. His coalition now holds a two-thirds majority in both houses of the legislature, opening the door for such reform.
Keeping with a pattern of threatening to attack South Korea and US interests in Asia and the Pacific, North Korea warned Monday of retaliation for the deployment of the missile defense system.