Singapore's golden jubilee
Aug. 9 marked the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence, and the entire city-state came out to celebrate a half-century of prosperity and even greater hopes for the future.
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President Xi Jinping visited Hong Kong for the first time has China's leader, making the 20th anniversary of the territory's handover from Britain, as many in Hong Kong marked the event with protests and concerns for the future.
Onboard the USS Ronald Reagan
Reporter Yasu Ota spends a day on the USS Ronald Reagan at an undisclosed location in the South China Sea to witness first-hand how the U.S. military's largest show of mobile force functions.
Joint drills with the USS Ronald Reagan
The USS Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Navy's main vessel in its Carrier Strike Group Five, conducted joint drills with South Korea's navy, and invited the press to tour the ship.
Shadows over Cambodia's growth
Cambodia's economy continues to grow at 7% a year, but rampant corruption -- in government, education and business -- threatens the country's future prosperity and democratic health. Editor-at-Large Takehiko Koyanagi takes a closer look.
US shows off the F-35B jet
The U.S. Navy demonstrated the capabilities of the F-35B attack fighter jet, showing reporters on an aircraft carrier off the coast of Okinawa the jet's ability to land vertically and take off in short distances.
North Korean soldier defects
Video footage released by the United Nations Command shows the Nov. 13 defection to South Korea of a Korean People’s Army soldier at the Joint Security Area, including attempts by North Korean soldiers to prevent his crossing.