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2017/03/19 | Jia Xuanning
What Teaching Film Taught Me About Political Sensitivity
'As a college teacher from China, I had to remain aware of divergent regional history and culture.' said Jia Xuanning.
2017/03/17 | Liu Chang
What China’s Migrant Numbers Say About Labor Discrimination
Two sets of data paint divergent pictures of China’s on-the-move workers.
2017/03/15 | Kirsten Han
Why Disney's 'Gay Moment' is Causing Hysteria in Singapore
The church's lack of acceptance has a very real impact on the mental health of LGBT people, writes Kirsten Han in Singapore.
2017/03/15 | Alexis Dudden
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.
2017/03/11 | Bhanupriya Rao
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.
2017/03/11 | Tim Ferry
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.
2017/03/10 | Ernils Larsson
Is Japan's Far Right Losing Touch?
The kindergarten scandal shows Japan’s nationalist far-right is out of touch.
2017/03/07 | Wang Lianzhang
Sex Ed Books for Primary Schoolers Shock Chinese Parents
The majority of online commenters, however, say candid sex education materials are a step forward.
2017/03/04 | Zheng Jiawen
How Internet Prejudice Threatens Feminist Progress in China
The scornful spread of online terms like 'grassroots feminist' prevents Chinese women from influencing policy.
2017/03/03 | The Japan Times
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.
2017/03/02 | Chen Jingnan
How Chinese Education Leaves Mothers Overburdened
As too many dads pass the buck on their childrens’ schooling, moms have started calling themselves ‘widowed parents.’
2017/02/24 | The Japan Times
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.
2017/02/21 | Sarah Karacs
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.
2017/02/15 | Lavanya Garg
India: 5 Percent of Women have Sole Control over Choosing Husband
A woman’s power to make decisions is greatly influenced by the role of social norms in India, though it may differ between regions there has been little improvement since the Indian Human Development Survey conducted 12 years ago.
2017/02/07 | Edward White
Indonesia Under Fire for ‘HIV-Free’ Scholarship
An estimated 690,000 people were living with HIV in Indonesia in 2015, including 17,000 children.
2017/02/03 | Kyodo News
Learning the Singapore Way of Topping Global Education Rankings
Some teachers think while it is good that the country is ranked number one in the world for math and science education, they are concerned about the stress level on the children.