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2022/09/26 | Voice of America

Though Lauded Abroad, Japan’s Abe Leaves Complicated Legacy at Home

Abe’s mixed legacy helps explain the public backlash against his state funeral, which is opposed by a large majority of Japanese.

2022/05/06 | Voice of America

Marcos-era Torture Victims Try To Derail Son’s Candidacy in Philippine Vote

The younger Marcos refuses to address the atrocities committed when his father was in power and has repeatedly dismissed questions from local reporters about the billions of dollars in unpaid estate taxes that the family owes the government.

2022/06/13 | Voice of America

Preserve the Truth: Historical Books, Documents in Danger as Marcos Family Returns to Power

Books on martial law have been selling fast in the weeks after Marcos Jr. was elected president over fear that these will be banned or purged.

2022/01/19 | Deutsche Welle

IOC Reacts to Cybersecurity Concern Over Beijing My 2022 Phone App

A report revealed flaws in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics app, but the International Olympic Committee said it had been found to have “no critical vulnerabilities.”

2022/09/28 | East Asia Forum

Church Drama Is a Dilemma for Kishida

Distaste for Abe and his fellow politicians’ links to the Unification Church has propelled a moral panic about controversial religious organizations in Japan, bringing to mind the media-driven alarm following the sarin gas attacks in 1995.

2022/05/03 | The Interpreter

Musk’s Twitter: Tweet Freedom for Asia?

Japan is the platform’s second biggest market with around 55 million accounts, followed by India.

2022/07/01 | Voice of America

UN Investigator Warns of Increased Violence in Myanmar

More than a quarter million children have been displaced by junta attacks, hundreds have been killed or maimed, and more than 1,400 arbitrarily detained, said the UN special rapporteur.

2022/04/01 | Voice of America

Malaysian Proposal to Phase Out Smoking Sparks Controversy, Concerns Over Corruption

This proposal comes after New Zealand announced plans to raise the legal smoking age by one year each year to permanently ban the sale of tobacco to anyone born after 2008.

2022/05/31 | Deutsche Welle

Why Young Protesters in Sri Lanka Are Wary of Traditional Politics

Sri Lanka is facing one of the worst economic crises in recent decades, triggering public anger and mass protests, which have fostered unity across ethnic and religious lines.

2022/11/02 | East Asia Forum

Japan Warily Welcomes Back International Travelers

In his parliamentary speech in October, Kishida presented his plan to revive the Japanese economy, including a pledge to increase international tourist spending beyond the pre-pandemic high in 2019.

2022/04/19 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Residents Report Increased Pressures from Covid Policies

A survey shows that close to half of Hong Kongers don’t support policies requiring confirmed patients to quarantine at government designated facilities.

2022/07/14 | Deutsche Welle

Can India Tackle Its Population Challenge?

Around 22% of the global workforce over the next three decades is expected to come from India. Experts say unemployment in the country will be “a huge problem” if more skilled workers are not trained.

2022/01/07 | Deutsche Welle

Horn of Africa: China Announces New Envoy as US One Departs

The region is suffering several crises, including the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region as well as political upheaval in Somalia.

2022/12/02 | Voice of America

China Blames Foreigners for Inciting Protests

Analysts say foreigners offering critical comments about the protests or making contacts with protesters could be blamed for instigating, shaping, and guiding the demonstrations.

2022/11/09 | Voice of America

Eyeing Global Food Crisis, Beijing Revives Elements of Planned Economy

Beijing is promoting the development of supply and marketing cooperatives for agricultural products and state-run canteens as relations between China and Western democracies deteriorate.