Stories about East Asia
11 August 2015
If commercial restrictions on accessing overseas sites becomes common practice, the Chinese Internet could become a de facto domestic network for the majority of Internet users.
10 August 2015
"We must never forget abuses of power today. You can suspend The Edge but you can't suspend truth!"
9 August 2015
Japan and Ukraine are miles apart. Why are Japanese airsoft players dressing as Ukrainian military and modeling their game scenarios after anti-terrorist operations in eastern Ukraine?
8 August 2015
"The main objective is to relive memories for the earlier generation and introduce these to the younger ones for a deeper appreciation of the Lion City’s rich history."
You think an actor like Jackie Chan lacks rice? What spring are you upping?
7 August 2015
"This time the flood is being covered minute-by-minute via social media and we can see how authorities have responded, for better or for worse."
The Nagasaki Archive is an interactive web tool based on Google Earth that explores Nagasaki - before and after the atomic bombing of August 9th, 1945.
Until now, managing online discourse has been delegated to Internet content providers on a largely ad hoc basis.
5 August 2015
American and Japanese robotics companies Megabots and Suidobashi Heavy Industries have agreed to participate in a giant robot battle one year from now.
China Communist Youth League has recruited approximately 18 million "civilization volunteers" to “spread positive energy” online.
3 August 2015
In July and August, massive and elaborate fireworks displays are held all over Japan.
China finally lifts its ban on sales of game consoles. Is this the dawn of a new age in home video entertainment?
"Today is Guan-Hua Lin’s birthday, July 30. He had only one hope...that we Taiwanese can receive an education based on a Taiwanese perspective. "
2 August 2015
Because of its critical reports, The Irrawaddy magazine was banned by the military regime in Myanmar and anyone found with a copy could be arrested and imprisoned.
1 August 2015
"At a time when there are more questions than answers available regarding the financial scandal, the Ministry’s action appears to be a self-serving draconian attempt at shutting up inquisitive Malaysians."
Can a protester really assault a policeman with her breasts?
Despite non-stop rains and expanded flooding in the past week, the government waited until July 31 to declare a state of emergency on July 31.
30 July 2015
"They just pick quarrels and fights all day long. Today vow to execute this and tomorrow execute someone else. Such patriotism is not loving one's country but hating one's country."