Watered-Down LGBTQ ‘Understanding’ Bill Shows How Far Japan’s Parliament Is Out of Step With Its Society – And History

The Conversation

The resistance of national politicians to establish legal protections for sexual minorities is out of step with Japan’s long and widely acknowledged history of diverse sexual cultures.


China's New Female Teachers Face Gender Discrimination

Zhang Chenyi

A shortage of male applicants for teaching positions in China is leading to discrimination against their female counterparts.


Does Asia Have a Skin-Deep Racism Problem?

Dana Fahadi

Deep down inside, do we Asians feel that white people are superior to us and other races with darker skins?


Titanic’s Chinese Survivors Resurface

Nuala Gathercole Lam

Six Chinese passengers survived the sinking of the Titanic. All were deported upon arrival in New York.


China's New Foreign Correspondents Go Into the Fray

Shixin Ivy Zhang

Chinese foreign correspondents and war correspondents may be a major force and agents in China’s soft power public diplomacy. But being Chinese does not bring many benefits to practicing journalists.


'Black Isn't Beautiful' Ad Sparks Outrage in Malaysia

Mong Palatino

The 15-minute-long ad angered netizens and was quickly criticized it for promoting racism and sexism.


Taiwan's Same-Sex Marriage Decision: A Personal Reflection

Jay Lin

A Taiwan LGBT activist and same-sex marriage campaigner reflects on a day he will never forget.


Breaking: Taiwan Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Agence France-Presse

Gay rights supporters in Taiwan are celebrating today after the Constitutional Court said banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.


Airline’s Indigenous Name Bungle Reveals Taiwanese ‘Ignorance’

Kuan Chen

'When I go to Starbucks and order my drink with my indigenous name, the staff ask me politely if they are not sure how to pronounce my name. That’s called respect.”

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