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Protesters criticized Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte before his his state of the nation address Monday. Mr. Duterte's violent anti-drug campaign has caused international alarm, but he remains popular in opinion polls and in the Philippine Congress.
On July 1, as Hong Kong’s young protesters stormed the legislature, Brian Leung became a face of the movement’s most controversial action yet.
A fire at Kyoto Animation, a popular Japanese anime studio, has left 33 dead and 36 injured, some critically. Anime fans around the world have expressed support for the company and anger for the suspected attack.
The U.S. has sent a top diplomat to ease tensions between Japan and South Korea. The two nations, whose economies are closely linked, have sparred over trade restrictions and colonial-era reparations.
Protests against a controversial extradition bill began over a month ago. Now, demonstrations have ballooned to address how Hong Kong is governed.
Japan's shrinking, graying population needs foreign workers. But immigration is a tough sell – and stopgap measures can leave migrants vulnerable.
Hong Kong protesters’ lack of official leaders may protect them, but it also creates challenges – including, perhaps, for their movement’s future.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un’s handshake at Korea’s Demilitarized Zone was a blend of the absurd and solemn – but so is day-to-day reality at the DMZ.
Beijing is intensifying efforts to shape its image abroad – and not just for Chinese-speaking audiences.
A trip to Seoul reminded the author of his editor, a Korean War veteran-turned-governor who believed independence can coexist with a desire to unite.
Recent protests in Hong Kong have likely bolstered Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's bid for reelection next year. Firmly opposed to accommodation with the mainland, Ms. Tsai now has more ammunition against her more moderate opponents.
Donald Trump’s talks with Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un stole headlines after the G-20 summit. But the weekend also showcased a growing global divide.
Japanese whalers brought home their first catch in 31 years. But the industry's return comes amid slowing demand for the meat and changing views on conservation.
Tens of thousands of protestors marched for withdrawal of an extradition bill and for Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, to resign. Protestors are also demanding inquiry into police actions during a June 12 protest.
President Moon Jae-in was elected two years ago as an economic reformer. But a slowdown in job creation has soured young voters on their prospects.
Recent police raids have prompted Australian media organizations to unite in demanding legal reforms to bolster press freedom. Journalists seek what they view to be a healthier balance between national security and press freedom.
As U.S. and South Korean officials seek to persuade North Korea to halt its nuclear weapons program, the issue of human rights remains largely in the background.
Hong Kong protesters are increasingly frustrated with Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s handling of a controversial bill. But so is Beijing, analysts say.
Chinese President Xi Jinping set the tone for his North Korea visit, the first of its kind in 14 years, with an op-ed touting the relationship between the two countries. Mr. Xi to is likely seeking leverage in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war, experts say.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced her government would suspend attempts to pass a controversial extradition bill after enormous island-wide protests. The protests, though, seem to have only gotten stronger, with many now calling for her resignation.
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