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2017/01/20 | The Japan Times
Japan Should Move Slow on Juvenile Law Reform
A hasty conclusion should be avoided due to mixed opinions among experts on the question and views split between the partners in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition.
2017/01/20 | TNL Staff
Taiwanese Believe They Are a Bargaining Chip for President Trump: Poll
While the Taiwanese were excited by the Trump-Tsai phone call, a survey has found most believe the island-nation is just a bargaining chip for the new U.S. president.
2017/01/20 | Qian Jinghua
Gay Mom Asks China’s Congress to Allow IVF for Unmarried Women
Advocates say allowing procreation outside of marriage could boost lagging fertility rate.
2017/01/19 | Tan Zi Hao
Language Shaming in Malaysia
Slamming stuttering tongues is just another act in a long history of oppression, writes Tan Zi Hao.
2017/01/19 | The Japan Times
Global Charity Oxfam New Report Alarms Wealth Concentration
Oxfam reckons that eight individuals — Bill Gates, Amancio Ortega (founder of Inditex, a fashion group), Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison and Michael Bloomberg — own the same amount of wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity.
Indonesia, We Need to Talk About our Toxic Soap Opera Culture
Verbal and physical abuse in family dynamics, sexism and classism are just a few of the issues deeply rooted in this genre.
2017/01/19 | Edward White
The Legacy of Taiwan's 'Little Light Bulb'
What has Taiwan learned about its mental health system after the murder of a four-year-old last year?
2017/01/19 | Hew Wai Weng
Reclaiming Halal and the Commercialization of Islam
Hew Wai Weng takes a look at what constitutes halal in contemporary Malaysia — a certification that today is less about faith and more about the commercialisation of Islam.
2017/01/19 | Jonathan Ward
The Rise of Asia's Maritime Powers: China and India Compete for Supremecy
There is little doubt that sea power in this century will be defined by the rise of the Chinese and Indian navies.
2017/01/18 | Han Le
How Weibo Reflects China’s National Pride and Shame
Posts on the popular microblogging site offer a confused picture of how users want others to perceive their country.
2017/01/18 | Anqi Shen
China's Growing Fake Wine Market
With the increasing popularity of high-end foreign wine consumption, the fake wine market is also a booming business in China.
2017/01/17 | Keith Menconi
INTERVIEW: Viral Video Blogger on Busting Japan's Sex, Racism and Gender Myths
YouTuber 'That Japanese Man Yuta,' with view counts numbering in the hundreds of thousands, is working to fill the void left by the international media's sweeping coverage of Japanese society.
2017/01/17 | Zhou Hongcheng
Why UNESCO Should Turn its Nose Up at Chinese Food
Attempts to list big-selling cuisine as intangible cultural heritage risk killing off culinary diversity.
2017/01/17 | Peter Layton
Let's Face It, China's Military Now Dominates ASEAN
With its new air bases and leading-edge air power, China now has the strategic initiative in South East Asia, writes Peter Layton.
2017/01/16 | Edward White
Escort ‘Scarlet Bunnie’ Sheds Light on Singapore’s Sex Trade
'They are more concerned with making Singapore look clean; clean, as in there are no sex workers on the street, online, anywhere in sight.'
2017/01/16 | Michael Beltran
'Are You Not Entertained?' Filipino Film Project Tackles Violence as Entertainment
Have we wanted this type of entertainment all along? Is our thirst for violent entertainment getting out of hand? Have we been betrayed by the television and internet media in the long run?
An Asthma Patient in Every House
Often overlooked, the massive amount of air pollution created by stone crushing machines is a major health hazard for mountain communities from where the stone is mined.
2017/01/14 | James Baron
Dark Shadows and New Hope: Taiwan and El Salvador
'Taiwan's questionable role in Salvadoran politics is not limited to this dark period of the country's modern history.'
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