TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN)—Both houses of the Diet have compiled a proposal for creating a special law to allow the Emperor to abdicate. Yet the proposal leaves a mountain of issues unresolved, from what the Emperor’s title and role would be after abdication, to how to compensate Prince Akishino, who would become first in line for the throne.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - China released upbeat macroeconomic data on Tuesday indicating that the economy remained on solid footing at the start of the year, and analysts said the trend will continue through the year.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN News Desk) – The departure of President Park Guen-hye has left a void in South Korean leadership but provides a unique opportunity to dismantle its powerful family conglomerates.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - We are inheritors of a glorious legacy and bound by the rigours of a demanding craft. We are not hoodlums who threaten to rape or maim those we don’t like or shout out those we disagree with. The best of us err, sometimes grievously, but have learnt that making amends can be uplifting.