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  • Pakistan's tailwind

    Pakistan’s economy, long plagued by terrorist attacks, political chaos and even natural disasters, is finally starting to catch a break.
    Nikkei senior staff writer GO YAMADA went there to take a closer look at the turnaround. Find related stories in the Sept. 21-27, 2015, issue of the Nikkei Asian Review.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Widespread havoc as Myanmar flooding continues

    Heavy rains and flooding since late July have caused one of Myanmar's worst natural disasters, severely effecting 12 of the country's 14 states and regions. The flooding has left about 1 million people homeless and caused at least 100 deaths. Following is a selection of photographs taken by photographers Steve Tickner and Hongsar Ramonya, who traveled throughout the stricken areas in early August.

  • Bangkok starts to heal

    More than a week has passed since a bomb left 20 dead in central Bangkok. While the whereabouts of those responsible remain unknown, Thailand's tourism industry, which accounts for about 10% of the nation's gross domestic product, is starting to suffer. Nikkei staff photographer Yumi Kotani has been keeping up with the aftermath.

  • 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.