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Cambodia's health care challenge
A woman prays in front of her bed-bound son in a corridor of the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh. Cambodia is one of the most underinsured countries in Asia. (Photos by Ken Kobayashi)
Patients' family members are often required to provide treatment at the hospital.
Cheum Sor, 61, sits on the floor of a hospital corridor with an IV drip attached to his arm. His wife attends to him throughout the day and calls the staff if something goes wrong.
The early morning wait for treatment at the Kantha Bopha children's hospital in Phnom Penh
Monkeys walk along electricity lines above the Kantha Bopha children's hospital.
Since its transition to democratic rule in 2011, Myanmar has seen rapid change. The country has been opened to trade and investment, and advanced technology is flooding in. As the economy develops, demand for tiny unsecured loans, or microfinance, has taken off.
Mourners from all over Thailand have gathered in Bangkok to pay their final respects to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last October after a 70-year reign.
Hundreds of thousands of Thais looked on in silence as the late king's funeral cortege made its way from the Grand Palace to a specially built crematorium at Sanam Luang, a large open area in front of the palace, early on Oct. 26.
Five days of funeral rites relating to the cremation conclude on Oct. 29, bringing to an end more than a year of national mourning.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-serving head of state, died at Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital on Oct. 13 after a prolonged illness. During his 70-year reign, King Bhumibol, the ninth king in the Chakri dynasty, served as a stabilizing force for the country. Nikkei staff photographer Nozomu Ogawa documented the nation's mourning.
India's economy is growing up under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Nikkei senior staff writer Go Yamada in December visited Mumbai and Delhi, where he found Modinomics to be a crowd of new faces mixing with the old.
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.