Men wearing costume of traditional firefighters perform acrobatic stunts atop a bamboo ladder following a memorial service for firefighters at Sensoji temple in Tokyo's downtown of Asakusa May 25, 2015.
Australia will demand Japan hands over all technology and intellectual property rights relating to its Soryu submarines if the Japanese government ends up winning the right to build Australia's next class of submarines.
Top negotiators of the Republic of Korea (ROK), the United States and Japan plan to meet in Seoul on Tuesday to discuss the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear program and ways of resuming the long-stalled six-party talks to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.
Sixteen associations of history scholars and educators across Japan issued a joint statement on Monday, urging Japanese politicians and media outlets to squarely face up to Japan's wartime atrocities, especially the"comfort women" who were forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels.
Thai police said on Monday there were no human trafficking camps left in southern Thailand following a month-long crackdown and the discovery of seven camps in mountainous jungle near the Thai-Malaysian border.