Japan's prime minister has stoked controversy by making a visit to the Yasakuni war shrine. China called it a flagrant provocation. The shrine is a memorial to Japan's war dead, but also includes high-level war criminals.
Japan's premier, Shinzo Abe, has sent a ritual offering to a controversial Tokyo shrine for war dead. Such gestures are a source of tension in the region, where the site is seen as a symbol of Japan's wartime aggression.
Ahead of the Bauhaus centenary in 2019, an ambitious global exhibition titled "Bauhaus Imaginista" looks at the impact of the famed design school. Curator Marion von Osten spoke to DW about the aims of the show.
US President Donald Trump reiterated his country's commitment to the "Indo-Pacific" during his 13-day tour of Asia. DW examines four reasons for Washington's interest in the region.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has welcomed US President Donald Trump's North Korea policy. The two leaders agreed the "era of strategic patience" with North Korea was over and that "all options" were on the table.
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