A Japanese tourism board has called on foreign tourists to refrain from public "belching or flatulence" in an etiquette guide which was hastily rewritten, reportedly after complaints from a Chinese resident.
Felines at Japan's popular "cat cafes" are now allowed to stay up until 10 p.m. to interact with customers.
Australia marked 20 years since its last mass shooting Thursday as campaigners warned its gun laws, which were severely tightened after the massacre, are being eroded.
Australia cannot be "misty-eyed" about boatpeople, the country's prime minister said Thursday, the day after his immigration policy was thrown into disarray when Papua New Guinea ordered an offshore processing camp to close.
Chinese dissident Lu Jinghua said Thursday New Delhi canceled her visa to travel to India to meet the Dalai Lama, just days after another Chinese activist was blocked after protest from Beijing.
A suspected powerful intermediate-range North Korean missile crashed moments after liftoff Thursday, South Korea's Defense Ministry said, in what would be the second such embarrassing failure in recent weeks.
Exiled Tibetans have re-elected Lobsang Sangay as their leader, the election commission said Wednesday, five years after the Dalai Lama ceded political power in a bid to foster democracy and secure his succession.
Philippine presidential favorite Rodrigo Duterte joked Wednesday about his penis and vowed to pardon himself for mass murder, as he took his profanity-laced campaign to the nation's business elite.
Australia's hard-line immigration policy was thrown into turmoil Wednesday after Papua New Guinea ordered a processing camp to close, leaving the fate of hundreds of asylum seekers hanging in the balance.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed Wednesday to launch a military assault aimed at "neutralizing" Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants who beheaded a Canadian hostage and are holding more than 20 other foreigners.