Entrenched economic interests and a "little bric" of bureaucracy, regulation, interventionism and corruption continue to impede the structural changes needed to attract more foreign direct investment and drive long-term job creation in Asia.
The U.S. president's final State of the Union address captured an overly cautious approach to Asia amid a rising China.
China's powerful bureaucrats are finding that human behavior cannot be fully controlled or predicted.
Japan would benefit greatly by learning three key lessons from California's tech industry.
A focus on strengthened security and basic law and order will be fundamental to the sustained growth of any ASEAN member- state's tourism sector.
The Hotel Okura is just the latest victim of Tokyo's penchant for tearing down its storied past to make way for a generic future.