China’s Happy Education Policy Is Failing Our Kids
Reducing student workloads without lowering admissions standards forces pupils into soul-destroying amounts of extracurricular learning.
Paying for Healthcare With Trees: Win-win For Orangutans and Communities
Borneo’s exhilaratingly innovative ASRI program is 'saving the rainforest with a stethoscope,' using healthcare to decrease logging and increase organic farming.
Nippon Kaigi and Abe's Education Scandal
Due to its controversial education programs and unusually close connection to the Japanese Prime Minister, Moritomo Gakuen — a private education company in Osaka — is currently under scrutiny in the Japanese parliament and press.
Illiterate, Married at 11, Mother at 12: Now a Leader Changing Fates
Health care workers face many challenges in remote India where early marriage, frequent pregnancies, anemia, and malnutrition are major health issues for women.
Taiwan's Ticking Time Bomb
Taiwan is facing a social time bomb as its population ages. Critics question how the Tsai administration intends to pay for long-term care and ask what the implications are for the future.
Problems with Japan's New Ambitious Education Curriculum Guidelines
The ambitious draft clearly seeks both higher quality and greater quantity in lower education. But it leaves a question of whether school officials and teachers can manage classes as envisaged by the draft.
Problems with Retired Japanese Officials Seeking Jobs
Japan faces problems with government officials seeking to secure post-retirement job opportunities with businesses and organizations that want to build and maintain connections with the bureaucracy that oversees their industries.
Should Hong Kong Keep its Zoo?
The debate around the existence of Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Garden comes at a time of shifting values towards animal rights in the city and across Asia.