Closer defense cooperation is set to take center stage when Australia hosts Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week, while the two allies will also shore up a burgeoning trade relationship, analysts say.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a tentative step toward improved relations with North Korea on Thursday by announcing his government will lift some of its sanctions in response to the North's decision to re-open a probe into the fate of at least a dozen Japanese believed to have been abducted by North Korean agents decades ago.
China's president arrived in Seoul Thursday for a state visit seen as a snub to Beijing's traditional ally North Korea, whose nuclear weapons ambitions will dominate talks with South Korean leader Park Geun-Hye.
Chinese President Xi Jinping heads for South Korea Thursday on a closely-watched state visit, stepping into the political and security thicket of the Korean peninsula for the first time as leader with Pyongyang's nuclear program high on the agenda.
More than 200 U.S. and Filipino Marines launched a mock amphibious assault Monday on an enemy beachfront close to a disputed South China Sea outcrop.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino, whose country was brutally invaded by Japan in World War II, said Tuesday he supports Shinzo Abe's plan to expand the scope of his country's armed forces.
British firms are increasingly seeking workers who can speak Mandarin, Britain's biggest employers' organization said
U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday he hopes to have an agreement on framing a vast pan-Pacific trading block by the time he makes his next visit to Asia in November.
The search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is yet to target the most likely crash site after being distracted by what are now believed to be bogus signals, British company Inmarsat claimed Tuesday.
Despite territorial stand-offs between China and other nations bordering the South China Sea, analysts say governments know better than to choke off the trade shipping routes that are the lifeblood of their economies.1 Comment