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2017/04/01 | Claire Salisbury

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.

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.