Thai authorities unveiled the restored centerpiece of the Erawan Shrine on Friday, in the latest bid to boost confidence among Bangkok's tourism and business communities almost three weeks after a deadly bombing that left 20 dead.
South Korea and Japan will hold a foreign ministers' meeting in New York next week when top foreign diplomats of the two nations visit the United States to attend the UN General Assembly, Seoul's foreign ministry said Friday.
Japan's ambassador to Australia confirmed on Friday that his country is willing to build the Royal Australian Navy's next-generation submarines in Australia, if awarded the federal government contract.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei expressed China's support for friendly China-Japan exchanges when asked on Thursday about the reported visit to China of Toshihiro Nikai, a leading figure from Japan's ruling party.
The first joint military exercise between China and Malaysia, coded "Peace and Friendship 2015," wrapped up here on Tuesday, with both sides believing it will help the two countries and armies promote mutual trust and deepen pragmatic cooperation in various fields and all levels.
India will launch its first space observatory Astrosat next week, a senior space official said Monday. If successful, India will join the elite club of three countries -- the United States, Russia and Japan -- which have launched a space observatory.