TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's parliament on Wednesday approved an international treaty on child abductions after decades of pressure from the United States and other Western nations.
TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan has started looking into resuming inter-governmental talks with North Korea after a surprise visit to Pyongyang by an aide to Japan's prime minister, the Asahi Shimbun and other newspapers said on Wednesday.
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea has sent a top military official to China as a special envoy of leader Kim Jong Un, at a time of strained relations between Pyongyang and its allies in Beijing, state media reported.
BEIJING (AP) - Police in Beijing say they have arrested 13 people for allegedly spreading rumours and disrupting public order following a protest over a migrant worker's death.
NEW YORK (AFP) - Asia and the United States (US) must be ready for "challenges and difficulties", Ms Josette Sheeran, the new head of the prestigious Asia Society, said on Tuesday, as she was named to the post.