Japanese politics

A senseless murder, a landslide election in Japan

Abe Shinzo’s policies will live on, but may be enacted more slowly

Gota goes home

Sri Lanka’s president resigns in the face of massive protests

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said he will step down on July 13th


Abe Shinzo, the champion of Japan

Mr Abe was killed on July 8th. He was the country’s most consequential prime minister in decades


Abe Shinzo has been assassinated

Japan’s longest-serving post-war prime minister leaves an extraordinary legacy


What pandemic border closures say about Japan’s view of outsiders

Double standards in travel rules reveal a distrust of foreigners

Shinde shindig

India’s ruling party wins control of its richest state

By wooing defectors, the Bharatiya Janata Party has taken Maharashtra

Bridges to liberty

New transport infrastructure helps South Asian women into work

Female employment rises when journey times fall

Bureaucratic nightmare

“I’m from the Taliban and I’m here to help”

Former fighters and religious clerics are filling Afghanistan’s civil service

Cold comfort

South Korea and Japan have a rare chance to make friends

They should be close allies. But history divides them

Indomitable valley

Resistance to the Taliban resumes in north-eastern Afghanistan

Unless the regime becomes more inclusive, unrest may spread

On the edge

Will Laos default on its debt?

The country’s finances are in trouble, but it may yet turn the corner

Feeling the chill

India arrests two opponents of the government

Meanwhile Narendra Modi celebrates democracy at the G7