North Korean boats confronted by Japan Coast Guard
Video released by the Japan Coast Guard shows North Korean vessels in the Sea of Japan being forced out of Japan’s exclusive economic zone by the coast guard.
North Korean soldier defects
Video footage released by the United Nations Command shows the Nov. 13 defection to South Korea of a Korean People’s Army soldier at the Joint Security Area, including attempts by North Korean soldiers to prevent his crossing.
Thailand's funeral for its king
A year of mourning has culminated in five-day funeral ceremony for King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as Thailand and the world says goodbye after a reign that lasted for seven decades.
Victorious Abe pushes for reform
With more than two thirds won by his coalition, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he is ready to tackle major economic issues facing the nation, and to work with all parties to for constitutional reform.
Joint drills with the USS Ronald Reagan
The USS Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Navy's main vessel in its Carrier Strike Group Five, conducted joint drills with South Korea's navy, and invited the press to tour the ship.
Shadows over Cambodia's growth
Cambodia's economy continues to grow at 7% a year, but rampant corruption -- in government, education and business -- threatens the country's future prosperity and democratic health. Editor-at-Large Takehiko Koyanagi takes a closer look.
Xi's Hong Kong visit
President Xi Jinping visited Hong Kong for the first time has China's leader, making the 20th anniversary of the territory's handover from Britain, as many in Hong Kong marked the event with protests and concerns for the future.
Onboard the USS Ronald Reagan
Reporter Yasu Ota spends a day on the USS Ronald Reagan at an undisclosed location in the South China Sea to witness first-hand how the U.S. military's largest show of mobile force functions.
Hong Kong election goes to Beijing favorite
Carrie Lam has been elected the next chief executive of Hong Kong following a vote by the region's committee held in a major convention hall, where during the events demonstrators protested against Lam's pro-Beijing stance.
Filipinos protests for, against Duterte
Events in Manila to mark 1986's People Power Revolution in the Philippines found demonstrators united in remembrance but still divided between those in support of current President Rodrigo Duterte and those critical of him.
Joint exercises show US commitment to Asia
The annual Cobra Gold military exercise took place in Thailand in February, with the U.S., Japan and seven other nations taking part, at which the U.S. Pacific commander assured allies in the region America's commitment under a new administration.
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