The economic slump in Japan has lasted 20 years. Now, just as the gloom seemed to be lifting, has th
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A spike in Japanese demand for LNG can easily be met, but futures markets should calm themselves.
International criticism of Japan’s handling of the nuclear crisis grows.
If we abandon nuclear power, prepare for catastrophic global warming.
Astonishing footage shows the moment when a series of waves ripped through Japan’s eastern coast.
The country's democracy is a veneer for the shady controlling forces that sit behind it.
Though increased tax justice could help both developed and developing nations, it is unlikely we can
The PPP’s decision to back down on blasphemy laws gives a huge boost to the country’s extremists.
Veena Malik's feisty and intelligent attack has become a YouTube hit, but is ignored by the Pakistan
Photo Essay: Pakistan. Photographs by Alixandra Fazzina, Noor Images.
From social welfare and education to chic Christmas shopping, Singapore is near the top of world lea
Should it be one law for “us” and another for “them”?
New renewable energy schemes in India promise an end to power cuts, but only if they receive interna
Vietnam was punished for its victory when US troops left. Its welfare dream has faded, but the people endure.
The Princess Royal gets caught up in a political storm in Mauritius.
North Korea criticised "the reckless plan of those trigger-happy elements to stage again war exercis
Reports from Burma claim that the pro-democracy leader could be freed as early as Sunday.
The international relief effort has worked — but it has thrown up new problems.
Despite a sham election, Aung San Suu Kyi’s imminent release offers hope to Burma.
He won’t find many of his kind of liberal there.
Iran’s destabilising influence in Afghanistan is just the tip of a geopolitical iceberg.
Increasingly powerful voices in India are calling for a true end to discrimination based on caste.
Can this monster be about to be rehabilitated so quickly?
Not everyone is pleased Liu Xiaobo is this year's laureate
Presenter Paul Henry leaves job after diplomatic protest from Indian government.
Jailed Chinese pro-democracy activist is honoured in spite of Beijing's criticisms