China has summoned the Japanese ambassador in protest after members of Japan's government participated in a memorial visit to a shrine honoring fallen Japanese soldiers and officers, including war criminals.
A territorial spat over the Kuril Islands has been a stumbling block to reconciliation since the end of World War II. Russia now wants to lay an undersea fiber optic cable to the disputed islands.
The consumption of drugs in Japan still lags behind some Western nations, but a new generation of young and curious Japanese is willing to break the rules for a new experience. Julian Ryall reports.
Japan's ongoing "research whaling" program has incited fresh outrage after a recent report on the summer hunt in the Southern Ocean detailed the killing of over 120 pregnant whales. Julian Ryall reports.
After their recent informal bilateral meeting, Indian PM Modi and Russian President Putin reaffirmed commitments to increasing bilateral strategic and economic ties in the face of growing geo-political pressure.
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