Politics & Economy

Japan, US trade chiefs meet over TPP ahead of summit

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese economic minister Akira Amari and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Sunday began two days of talks in Tokyo seeking to advance negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact before a U.S.-Japan summit...


Erik Norland: Japan likely to return to slow growth in 2015

The nation's economy cannot surge because of demographic issues, argues Erik Norland.


Opinion & Analysis: Despite appearances, Thailand and Myanmar are not 'trading in' their allies

Things are changing in Southeast Asia as Myanmar and Thailand reposition themselves diplom...


Leading Japan: Will Abe's golden age last four more years?

TOKYO -- Excitement electrified the Dec. 14 night air at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's party...

Thai Turmoil

All the generals' men -- and two women: Thailand's new interim cabinet

BANGKOK -- Thailand's military leaders put another crucial element of their interim admini...

Changing India

Modi's military push: 'Make-in-India' embraces arms production

TOKYO -- India is now rushing to produce armaments at home under the banner, "Make in Indi...