North Korea said it had successfully test-fired a new type medium-to-long-range ballistic missile on Sunday.
Despite campaign vows to take a tougher line with North Korea, President Donald Trump's reaction to Pyongyang has been restrained.
Alastair Newton of Alavan Business Advisory says the key question is how the U.S. will respond to the missile test.
Improving diversity in Japan can help solve the country's problems of a low birth rate and ageing population, Prime Minister Abe said.
The rogue nation fired a ballistic missile into the sea early on Sunday, but it didn't appear to be an ICBM.
An analysis of satellite images shows a new and larger missile-related facility.
Defense Secretary Mattis is in Seoul and Tokyo to remind them of U.S.support amid uncertainties over Trump, North Korea and China.
"I worry that we're going to do too much repealing and not enough replacing in the world," former diplomat Richard Haass tells CNBC.
Bruce Bennett, senior defense analyst at RAND, talks about U.S. ties with its Asian allies and the planned THAAD deployment in South Korea.
Kathleen Stephens, former U.S. ambassador to South Korea, says that General Mattis' trip to Asia underscores the importance of allies.
Christopher Hill, University of Denver, says that plenty is up in the air in South Korea, which is dealing with a political scandal, THAAD and North Korea.
Australia, South Korea and Vietnam are looking to improve their ties with China as U.S. tensions with Beijing appear set to rise under President Trump.
Liu Guoshun, a member of the national defense mobilization unit of China's Central Military Commission, says the possibility of war increases.
On the bumpy road to North Korea's top ski resort, work gangs hack and shovel the fresh snowfall to clear the route.
The "back-breaking," "bone-chilling" handiwork is a product of the authoritarian state, NBC News reports.
Transparency International releases its 2016 list of the most corrupt nations in the world.
The launch would be a major step in country's goal of targeting the U.S. mainland, NBC reports.
Somalia, South Sudan, North Korea and Syria are perceived to be the most corrupt countries in the world, according to Transparency International.
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China doesn't want its role in the region to be threatened by the THAAD deployment in South Korea, says Florian Kohlbacher, Economist Corporate Network.