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Japan's elephant in the room

Is the Japan Self-Defense Force preparing to step into the limelight and assume a more prominent military role?

Japan's elephant in the room

Japan

Japan tsunami exacts heavy toll two years on

Traumatised residents complain of slow reconstruction following twin disasters of tsunami and nuclear meltdown.

Japan tsunami exacts heavy toll two years on

US & Canada

Exploring the hot waters of East China Sea

Al Jazeera takes an exclusive boat trip to the islands at the centre of dispute between China, Japan and Taiwan.

Exploring the hot waters of East China Sea

In Pictures

In pictures: Scenes from Mongolia

The resource-heavy central Asian nation is in the spotlight as parliamentary election exposes corruption allegations.

In pictures: Scenes from Mongolia

US & Canada

Corruption and greed in 'Minegolia'

Allegations swirl around politicians and extractive operations in Mongolia ahead of this week's election.

Corruption and greed in 'Minegolia'

Science & Technology

China's deep-space ambitions

Coming from far behind the US space programme, Beijing is making significant steps towards catching up with its rivals.

China's deep-space ambitions

Asia

Chinese silence on Tiananmen under scrutiny

Communist rulers refuse to publicly admit that an incident, where possibly hundreds to thousands of people were killed, happened at all.

Chinese silence on Tiananmen under scrutiny

Asia

Shanghai summit: Geopolitics or self-interest

If there is a symbol of the intent of the 'Shanghai Co-operation', it's in the photo-op of Russian president Vladimir Putin shaking hands with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao on the red carpet in the Great Hall of the People. Putin's attendance at the summit in Beijing comes just weeks a

Shanghai summit: Geopolitics or self-interest

Politics

US-Taiwan fighter jet deal remains grounded

Block on US sale of F16 Fighting Falcons ruffles feathers amid the island nation's military.

US-Taiwan fighter jet deal remains grounded

Asia

Tracking Sri Lanka's elephant census

Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Minneriya National Park in central Sri Lanka where thousands of elephants are being counted.

Tracking Sri Lanka's elephant census

US & Canada

Remembering Hiroshima

Survivors hope this year's memorial signals progress in the denuclearisation campaign.

Remembering Hiroshima

Environment

Climate shift 'victimises' Cambodia

Severe flooding threatens millions living in the Mekong river basin.

Climate shift 'victimises' Cambodia