In an effort to burnish his avowed policy of empowering women, sometimes known as “womenomics,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed five women to his cabinet in his September 3 re-shuffle.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ruling out a U.S. apology to North Korea to secure the release of two detained Americans.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s government has presented a relief budget that increases salaries and reduces water and electricity tariffs ahead of a possible presidential election in 2015.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has agreed to maintain wartime control of South Korean troops in the event of an attack by North Korea for the foreseeable future, delaying the transfer of authority to Seoul that had been scheduled for 2015.
CY Leung digs himself a new hole in Hong Kong writes Philip Bowring for Asia Sentinel. Most Hong Kong people are too poor and dumb to be allowed to vote, according to the territory’s Beijing-appointed leader Leung Chun-ying.
South Korea soldiers convicted for hazing death of subordinate
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Japanese swimmer Tomita suspended for camera theft
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Ebola expert says China at risk and seeks Japan aid
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Plans for Antarctic marine reserve falter again
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Baidu profit up 27 percent as mobile grows
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China eases monopoly on credit card processing
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