Admitting more observer countries will raise the council's profile but will not necessarily facilitate policy decisions.
May 17, 2013 | 09:16 GMT
Through an ASEAN grouping, Tokyo means to reassert itself.
May 3, 2013 | 10:52 GMT
Most interesting is the suggestion that united Korea would benefit from the North's nuclear weapons.
Apr 18, 2013 | 13:14 GMT