President Obama kicked off a nine-day trip to Asia on Friday with a visit to Japan, where the newly elected prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, is seeking a more “equal partnership” with the U.S. and the closing of an unpopular Marine base in Okinawa. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
Special correspondent Kira Kay examines East Timor’s ongoing effort to rebuild itself, 10 years after winning independence from Indonesia. The report is part of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting’s Fragile States project, a partnership with the Bureau of International Reporting. Continue reading
A new show at the Asia Society entitled Hanging Fire — which refers to an idiom meaning “to delay decision” — is the first U.S. museum exhibit to focus on contemporary art in Pakistan, and an attempt to alter the American perception of contemporary Pakistan.
A day after a historic election in Japan that saw the nation’s ruling party removed from power for just the second time in postwar history, the newly elected majority began planning for the creation of a new government. Regional experts discuss what the political sea change will mean for Japan, the U.S., and the whole of Asia. Continue reading
The United States does “not intend to reward North Korea” simply for returning to negotiations over its nuclear ambitions, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Wednesday on a trip to Asia. Regional experts analyze her visit with Margaret Warner. Continue reading
Ray Suarez reports on world leaders’ reaction to news that North Korea has detonated a nuclear device underground. Continue reading
In her first trip abroad as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton fused serious policy discussion with lighter conversations as she toured Asia. Analysts discuss how her approach to diplomacy is developing. Continue reading