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Tokyo Olympics Pose Challenge for Japanese Farmers
Time is running out for Japanese farmers to obtain the Global GAP certificate in order to serve their products at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
A Thai Oil Firm, Indonesian Seaweed Farmers And Australian Regulators: What Happened after the Montara Oil Spill?
Eight years after the blowout, legal action against the Thai company responsible is ramping up, even as the true extent of the damage caused remains a mystery.
Migrant Food-Delivery Workers Struggle to Belong in Beijing
Changes to Beijing’s household registration system aim for greater inclusiveness, but some service-industry workers remain vulnerable.
Chainsaw Injuries in Myanmar Tied to Illegal Logging
Despite Myanmar’s nationwide commercial logging ban in 2016, illegal loggers continue to find work cutting down trees with chain saws, imported largely from China and often obtained illegally and used without training or protective gear, according to a months-long investigation by Mongabay.
Alternative Facts and the Threat in the South China Sea
China and the claimant states have made valuable progress in bilateral ties since the 2016 ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Laos. The Trump administration should support — not disturb — this progress, argues Sourabh Gupta.
‘Comfort Women’ After the Fall of Korean President Park Geun-hye
The demise of Park Geun-hye’s presidency since October 2016 due to the ‘Choi Soon-sil affair’ is an astonishing development in South Korean politics. Many Korea-friendly Japanese have watched it with a sense of concern, hoping that the South Korean people would find a way to overcome their present difficulties and come back to Northeast Asian politics with invigorated energy.
North Korea: Time for New Engagement
Engagement such as humanitarian assistance and cultural exchanges could be the way for South Korea to approach the denuclearization of North Korea, and could restore confidence and trust on both sides.
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.
A Good Start for Abe and Trump?
The two leaders two leaders emphasized that they remain fully committed to strengthening the economic relationships, despite earlier criticism by Trump on trading with Japan.