While Asia is progressing on the integration front, the European Union appears to be unraveling.
Stephen Nagy of the International Christian University talks about Japanese PM Abe's interest in building a norm-based relationship in Southeast Asia.
The president of Japan's biggest ad agency resigns due to "death by overwork" by one of the employees.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined U.S. President Barack Obama for a symbolic joint visit to Pearl Harbor on Tuesday.
CNBC's Susan Li reports on lingering tensions from World War II and China's newfound aggressiveness in the South China Sea.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on a meeting taking place in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, between Japanese PM Abe and President Obama.
Questions remain over the future of Japan's ties with the United States.
Kotaro Tamura at the Milken Institute weighs in on whether Prime Minister Abe's trip to Pearl Harbor will have any bearing on U.S.-Japan ties.
Both Russia and Japan have common interests when it comes to China, says Nobuo Shimotomai at Hosei University.
Japanese energy and infrastructure sectors are likely to benefit from bilateral investment between the two countries, says Kathy Matsui at Goldman Sachs Japan.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's long-awaited visit to Japan may end up sorely disappointing his host Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The two are unlikely to come to an agreement over territorial disputes, but closer economic ties might be reached, says James Brown at Temple University Japan.
The success of "Your Name," a fantasy body-swapping romance, in China is stoking expectations for the film ahead of its U.S. release.
An obscure clause in the Constitution about accepting gifts from foreign governments has come to the forefront with Donald Trump's election.
Labor laws in Japan may change as the country aims for higher wages even as it mulls allowing more workers from abroad, says Scott Sato at Pasona.
Japan appears to remain on track for nuclear energy plans despite safety fears, says Kotaro Tamura at the Milken Institute.
Japan shares turned higher on Tuesday as the damage from an earthquake appeared moderate, while most other Asian markets rallied.
Donald Trump asked Nigel Farage to oppose wind farms that would spoil the view from one of his Scottish golf courses, the NYT reports.
The Japanese benchmark index finished at a nearly 11-month high as shares received a boost from a weaker yen.
"I am convinced that Mr. Trump is a leader with whom I can have great confidence in," Japan's PM said after a meeting at Trump Tower.