Aichi prefecture in central Japan had been seeking six full-time ninja.
The five-yearly renovation at the Sule Pagoda sees the monument shed its weather-damaged frontage.
With its palm-fringed beaches, Buddhist culture and racy nightlife, Thailand has been the poster child for Asian tourism for decades.
Joanne Shepherd Smith gets away from the traditional city lights and wonders at the splendours of another side of Thailand.
In a vast parking lot outside Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temples complex stands a new museum built by North Korea.
This Unesco world heritage site - considered a man-made wonder of the world - could intrigue you for days, writes Gillian McLaren.
Although loved by tourists as a destination for exotic animal encounters, conservationists have four do-nots for dealing with nature in Thailand.
Bring out your inner adventurer in the Year of the Monkey. Here's how.
A major tourist attraction, Bangkok's water parties typically run late into the night. But this year the Songkran festival will end at 9pm sharp.
Located in the Indian Himalaya in the state of Jammu and Kashmir bordering Tibet, Ladakh is as harsh as it is beautiful.
It's a long way to go, but this serene Malaysian island richly rewards the journey.
Laos's dazzling terrain is now being enjoyed from the skies by a well-heeled new crop of pilots pursuing a passion for aerial sports.
Five years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, disaster areas seek 'recovery tourism'.
To many, the bronze statue in a park along the Kakigawa river, Japan, is a symbol of hope and survival.
Deep inside the dry, biscuit-coloured mountains surrounding Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta lies an unexpected treasure.