President Mahinda Rajapakse led celebrations at a major victory parade Sunday to mark the fifth anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka's Tamil separatist war, as commemorations for its victims were blocked.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced Thursday the angry parents of hundreds of children missing in a ferry disaster, holding an impromptu and at times very tense meeting in an island gymnasium.
Japan's population has shrunk for the third year running, with the elderly making up a quarter of the total for the first time, government data showed on Tuesday.
One in four people aged 65 and above has sleeping problems in Taiwan, a newspaper reported yesterday.
Social contact and regular exercise are key to aging well and living a longer life, according to newly presented research.
New research suggests that Mexican-Americans might develop memory problems that could lead to Alzheimer's disease as much as a decade earlier than non-Hispanics.
Dutch banker ING on Tuesday said it has completed the sale of its South Korean insurance arm ING Life Korea to private equity firm MBK Partners in a deal worth around 1.27 billion euros (US$1.73 billion).
A baseball event between Taiwan and Japan's national teams was held last week in Taipei, featuring promising young players from the Japanese professional leagues against Taiwanese overseas players.