South Korea's foreign ministry on Tuesday refuted the comments by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who denied the "forced" recruitment of Korean women as sex slaves during World War II.
The world's oldest man Yasutaro Koide died on Tuesday aged 112 years old at a hospital in Nagoya, central Japan.
Official campaigning for the mayoral election in Ginowan, the host city of a controversial US military base, is heating up in Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa with the relocation of the base central to the elections.
A police operation was underway at a police station in a suburb in the west of Sydney, Australia's largest city, emergency services said on Tuesday, with domestic media reporting at least one person had been shot.
Indonesia is mulling new measures to help prevent terror attacks before they were launched, following the suicide bombing in Jakarta last week that killed eight people and injured some 20 others, a minister said here on Monday.
The Foreign Ministry called on Monday for relevant parties to stay calm and maintain the direction of talks and negotiations while addressing the Korean Peninsula issue.
China has always advocated a comprehensive approach to seeking both temporary and permanent solutions to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, said a Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday.
At least 169 people were injured in Kanto area, which includes Tokyo, after heavy snow hit eastern and northern Japan early on Monday.
Some 26 people were injured after heavy snow hit eastern and northern Japan early Monday with parts of expressway being closed.
As many as 1,505 people have taken shelters at higher grounds as floods hit Aceh Utara district of Indonesia's Aceh province, a government spokesman said in Jakarta Monday.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank may co-finance some of its first projects with similar institutions, such as the Manila-based Asian Development Bank, according to Mohammad Ishaq Dar, the Pakistani finance minister.
Malaysian police said Saturday that four individuals, including a married couple, were arrested for suspected link to the Islamic State.