South Korea kicked off its annual joint military exercises with the United States on Monday, despite vocal opposition from North Korea that will test a recent upswing in cross-border ties.
Japan will consider revising an apology for its wartime system of sex slavery, a top official said Monday, a move that will draw fury in South Korea and beyond if the historic statement is watered down.
Thailand's army chief warned Monday the country risks “collapse” unless it pulls back from escalating violence after attacks in recent days left three children dead in the kingdom's worst political unrest since 2010.
Japan will lift an exclusion order on an area around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, allowing some residents to return to live for the first time since the disaster, officials said Monday.
Philippine security forces arrested a key member of the country's main Muslim rebel group, officials said Monday, potentially undermining a peace deal aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency that has left tens of thousands dead.
Filipino fishermen have reported that a Chinese coast guard vessel used a water cannon to drive them away from a disputed shoal, the Philippine military chief said Monday, adding that his forces seek to avoid trouble but would respond if any country involved in regional territorial disputes uses force against Filipinos.
Japanese House of Representatives lawmaker Takeshi Tokuda submitted his resignation as a Diet member on Monday.
An explosion in a busy Bangkok shopping district killed two people and injured 22 on Sunday, a day after a young girl died and dozens were hurt in an attack on a protest rally.
A second group of South Koreans met North Korean relatives Sunday at a reunion for families divided for decades, a day before South Korean-U.S. military exercises that threaten to sour relations.
A clumsy bear mascot for a remote Japanese farming region has rocketed to superstar fame and notched up an unlikely marketing triumph in a nation obsessed with all things cute.