Extreme smog in India and Pakistan is causing disruption to the Cricket World Cup and causing school closures.
Annually in November severe pollution is a worrying issue in India fuelled by agricultural burning and factory pollution.
In Myanmar, there's been a significant development in the long drawn out fight for the country's political future.
And Elizabeth talks to Kathryn about a joint NASA and Japan space agency venture involving a wooden space satellite.
Elizabeth Beattie is a journalist based in Tokyo.