Defense officials from the U.S., China, Japan, South Korea and other nations gathered for an international security conference in Singapore, where U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter proposed accelerating defense cooperation in the Asia-Pacific.
In Japan, a 7-year-old boy was found unharmed nearly a week after being abandoned by his parents as punishment in a forest. The case sparked nationwide debate about parental disciplining.
With Muhammad Ali’s death late last week, Filipinos remembered his epic 1975 “Thrilla in Manila” heavyweight boxing bout against Joe Frazier.
Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents joined a candlelight vigil to commemorate victims of the 1989 military crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Beijing.
In the latest clash in disputed Kashmir, a protester threw an exploded tear gas shell back at Indian policemen during a protest in Srinagar.
In Kolkata, Indian police detained an activist during a protest against raping women, while in Gauhati, India, a homeless boy cleaned a chicken foot for dinner.
A wall of mobile phones outside an electronics store in Tokyo has garnered attention in the city. In Mumbai, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar danced with his fans during a promotional event for his upcoming film “Housefull 3.”
This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Hiroshi Otabe in Tokyo.