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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.
2017/02/02 | Lu Dan
Why I Quit My Job at a Language Training Company in China
Seeing how teachers and salespeople exploit students’ anxieties left me disillusioned and cynical.
2017/01/28 | Jeffrey Hutton
In Indonesia, Change Doesn’t Start at Home
Attitudes in Indonesia aren't terribly liberal to begin with. One survey has found that gay, lesbian and transgendered Indonesian were the most hated group in the country.
2017/01/27 | Kate Bailey
BOOK REVIEW: 'Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters'
Presenting a collection of diary-style entries as though from a single academic year, Les Back chronicles three decades of his career in 'Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters.' The book offers witty and thought-provoking insight into such topics as writing, PhD supervision, viva examiners and dealing with academic colleagues, as well as reflecting on some of the serious challenges facing higher education today. Kate Bailey anticipates that this book will become a firm favourite that will be read, and re-read, for years to come.
2017/01/26 | Lu Hongyong
Why A Crackdown on Private Tutoring Will Benefit Students
My son’s school life has been dominated by stress, overwork, and anxiety to succeed — but new legislation may remedy the situation.
2017/01/25 | David Prentice
Is Taiwan Ready to Kick the Generalissimo, Again?
Students at a Taipei university think it is time Taiwan stops honoring an authoritarian dictator.