Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama, who appeared on Wednesday at Asia Society, also explained why China's economic slowdown is "not good for anybody."
Amid tensions with North Korea, American and South Korean troops share military strategy and some light moments.
A majestic temple with intricate carvings in Tamil Nadu, India on January 22, 2016. (Aravindan Ganesan/Flickr)
A flock of banded stilts and red-necked avocets start to take flight in Lake Burrumbeet, Australia on January 20, 2016. (Ed Dunens/Flickr)
The analyst Yu-jie Chen says that despite appearances, Hong Kong's situation with mainland China has little influence on Taiwan.
Crowds of people explore the Taj Mahal in Agra, India on January 26, 2016. (Hadi Zaher/Flickr)
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times China correspondent discusses the unexpected aftermath of his report on the wealth of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, and how he strives not to be an activist in his reporting.