Jessica Phelan is based in Fukuoka, Japan. She has written from GlobalPost from Germany and France and was formerly editor of GlobalPost Morning Chatter, which she wrote daily until December 2013.
It's recently emerged that clothes made in North Korea's state-owned factories are being sold by major brands with labels indicating they're from China. Oops. Do you have something in your closet made in North Korea?
Catching a train anywhere in China right now is something of an endurance test.
State media says the building's 'confusing inner structures' are to blame.
Floods in the Americas, fires in Asia and drought in Africa: Welcome to the season of extreme weather.
Police in Belgium have arrested two people they accuse of plotting to carry out terrorist attacks on New Year's Eve.
Japan has struck a compensation deal with South Korea that it says ends the dispute over wartime sex slaves once and for all.
So hard that only 4 percent of women do it.
Unofficially, it's happened a few times already.
Russia and Egypt? Not so much.