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Suez Accident: Japanese Shippers Look For New Ways to Europe
Japanese shipping companies are looking to reduce their reliance on the Suez Canal. They are stepping up their search for an alternative route connecting East Asia to key markets in Europe.
Japan: Johnny Depp Film ‘Minamata’ Brings Industrial Disaster to the Fore
The film revisits the ongoing legal and health struggles of residents affected by an industrial mercury spill. Photographer Aileen Mioko Smith told DW she hopes the movie will reignite dialogue around the disaster.
Hong Kong: Joshua Wong Sentenced to 10 More Months
A court has sentenced four pro-democracy activists for taking part in last year’s Tiananmen Square commemorations. The judge said the sentence should “deter people from offending and re-offending.”
Covid Removes the Luster From Japan’s ‘Golden Week’ Holidays
Traditionally a time to travel, shop, and go out, this year’s festive season has been disrupted by a third state of emergency as cases of Covid-19 rise.
Myanmar’s Media Under Pressure From All Sides
The Burmese military regime's increased crackdown on journalists and independent media has forced reporters underground. However, pressure mounts not only from the ruling junta but also from the opposition.
Covid: Japanese Frustrated At Slow Vaccine Rollout
With Japan marking the unwelcome milestone of 10,000 Covid-19 deaths on Monday, there are growing indications that the public is becoming impatient at the government’s slow rollout of the vaccine.
China Feminists Face Clampdown, Closure of Online Accounts
Dozens of Chinese feminist social media channels have been abruptly deactivated in recent weeks, triggering anger and fear that women’s rights activists will be systemically denied an online presence.
Thailand: Third Covid Wave Threatens Plans To Reopen Tourism
A new surge in coronavirus infections and a sluggish vaccine rollout could postpone plans to resume Thailand’s foreign tourism sector. People working in the travel industry are struggling to make ends meet.
Hong Kong: Pro-Democracy Activists Jailed for Illegal Assembly
Media tycoon Jimmy Lai is among those sentenced for their role in a pro-democracy march in 2019. The defendants were found guilty this month of organizing and participating in unauthorized assemblies.
Myanmar: Protests Erupt in London After Ambassador Locked Out of Embassy
Demonstrators gathered in front of Myanmar’s embassy in London following reports that the military attache seized the building.