A business boom in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif also fuels the area’s sex trade, Japan asks why young judo …
Japan’s Aomori Prefecture might be at the same latitude as New York, but its climate can seem a lot more harsh. Nestled at the northernmost part of the country’s Honshu Island, the average yearly snowfall there is around 34 ft. …
Leaders in Africa refuse to recognize a rebel leader as the new president of Central African Republic and Japan’s central bank is set to announce a new billion-dollar plan
Spiderman, Batman and Iron Man all wear masks while helping their communities, but a local Japanese politician can’t attend council meetings while wearing his trademark mask.
Japan’s Prime Minister looks to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for inspiration in the territorial conflict with China over the islets in the East China Sea
The Mexican government targets the powerful teachers’ union for education reform, Japan has a serious shortage of day care centers and Egypt has grounded all hot air balloon flights in the wake of Tuesday’s deadly crash
China’s polluted waters is drawing attention from environmentalists and investors, the U.N. will not compensate Haiti cholera victims and Japanese Prime Minister visits the U.S.
Ireland’s Prime Minister has issued an apology to thousands of women who were forced to endure virtual slave labor in Catholic-run workhouses, a fast and inexpensive test to find leprosy before the damage becomes lasting is …
Typhoons in the Philippines are reflecting a rapid deteriorating of the country’s climatic trends, an anonymous donor sends gold bars to survivors of Japan’s 2011 tsunami and a new party is launched in South Africa
Catholics in Brazil wonder about the future of their faith, Chinese demand for shark fin soup wreaks havoc on marine life in Mozambique and South African President Jacob Zuma calls for an end to widespread rape across the country
Mexico adopts a multifaceted strategy to fight crime, South Korea accepts immigrant workers as a solution to its aging workforce and Turkey takes a step towards greater freedom of expression
A rights group says migrant workers at the Sochi Olympic construction sites are exploited, the U.K. is the world’s top land-grabber and Iran releases footage of a missing U.S. drone
In separate opinion pieces this week, two former Asian foreign ministers likened Asia now to pre–World War I Europe, then strung together by a tangle of imperial enmities and alliances