Australia is "very disappointed" at Tokyo's decision to resume whaling in the Antarctic Ocean, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Friday as he readied for talks with Japanese premier Shinzo Abe.
Nearly three tonnes of ivory have been seized in Vietnam and Thailand, officials said Friday, highlighting the still thriving black market trade for illegal animal parts in southeast Asia.
Japan and Indonesia agreed Thursday to begin talks on the transfer of defense technology to Jakarta and to help reduce tensions in the South China Sea, officials said.
An Australian military surveillance plane has flown near disputed areas of the South China Sea, it emerged Wednesday, with the crew heard warning mainland China's navy it was on a freedom of navigation mission.
Indonesia deported 50 Taiwanese and Chinese citizens on Wednesday who were members of a cross-border telephone and Internet fraud ring, officials said.
Japan and India agreed on several high-profile deals Saturday including on high-speed rail, defense technology and civil nuclear cooperation, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in New Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes the visit this weekend by Shinzo Abe will be a major step in transforming India into an economic powerhouse with Japan's help in building bullet trains, "smart cities" and accessing nuclear technology.
Climate change is the last thing on Maya Puspita Sari's mind as she tucks into a steak and splurges on ice cream, products that were once a luxury but are now a growing staple in the diets of millions of Indonesians.
Almost 70 years ago, the people of Bikini Atoll left their homes to allow U.S. nuclear testing, now the Pacific islanders' descendants say they must move again -- because climate change has rendered their new home uninhabitable.
Japanese police said on Wednesday they arrested a South Korean man two weeks after a small explosion struck the controversial Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo.