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  • The Rohingyas' perilous journey

    KEN KOBAYASHI, Nikkei staff photographer
    Rohingya fleeing Myanmar endure almost unimaginable horrors to reach a new country, but their suffering does not end once their journey does. Many refugees have survived harrowing ordeals in Thailand's jungles and are now living in shelters in the country's southern provinces or facing the prospect of deportation by immigration authorities.

  • Pope in Philippines

    Pope Francis visited the Philippines between Jan. 15 and 19 as part of his recent tour of Asia. KEIICHIRO ASAHARA, Nikkei staff photographer followed his procession through Manila.

  • A human Buddha

    AKIYOSHI INOUE, Nikkei senior staff photographer
    The Indian Museum in Kolkata, the oldest museum in Asia, offers a quiet respite from the traffic and noise outside.

  • Singapore mourns Lee Kuan Yew

    KEN KOBAYASHI, Nikkei staff photographer
    Singaporeans are in mourning for former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, 91, who died on March 23. Lee, the founding father of modern Singapore, was both feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired for turning the city-state into one of the world's richest nations.

  • Thailand's edible bug buzz

    KEIICHIRO ASAHARA, Nikkei staff photographer The edible bug market has grown wings in Thailand, spawning a new income stream for farmers.

  • Yangon smartens up

    Nikkei staff photographer
    One sign of Myanmar's transformation since 2011 has been the emergence of smartphones in Yangon. Now, like in any other major Asian city, the burg's inhabitants are constantly checking out what's happening in the palms of their hands, often with inexpensive handsets from China.

  • Small worlds

    KURAHIRO SEGUCHI and KONOSUKE URATA, Nikkei staff photographers

    As leisure spending rises in Southeast Asia, Western theme park operators are setting up shop in the region.

  • Bangkok's new malls - shiny and cool

    KEN KOBAYASHI, Nikkei staff photographer
    Bangkok is home to a host of enormous new shopping malls rising over the city's Skytrain mass-transit stations. These facilities have become popular destinations for residents of the capital, places to shop for both high-end and low-end goods, as well as to simply gather and bask in the cool of the air-conditioning. Let's have a look inside.

  • Vegetarian week in Bangkok's China town

    KEN KOBAYASHI, Nikkei staff photographer
    The annual Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok, which is known as Kin Jay in Chinese, is celebrated with colorful dragon parade in Chinatown.