Stories about East Asia
10 December 2014
9 December 2014
Hung Lai Fong published an article under her real name about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, and when it became widely read, she began to fear retaliation from China.
8 December 2014
Ko Wen-je won the race for mayor in Taiwan's capital city by a landslide. The island's political culture favors a two-party system, but Ko says social media helped him win.
7 December 2014
Several politicians across Southeast Asia have been caught watching porn, sleeping, and playing a game on Ipad during Parliament or Congress sessions.
6 December 2014
"At work a bunch of the junior staff were discussing their kuribotchi plans. 'And just what the heck is kuribotchi?' I asked with a laugh. There was an awkward silence."
5 December 2014
Even as the status of women has slowly improved in Japanese society, maternity harassment remains a serious issue. Japan's Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of a harassment victim.
South Korea's major TV networks are restricting Internet users in the country from watching their content on YouTube, but users with international IP addresses can still enjoy their videos.
4 December 2014
Two popular subtitling sites closed their doors at the behest of Chinese authorities. Netizens and TV fans are angry about the decision.
Winter conditions normally seen in February are hitting Japan, making for hazardous driving conditions, excellent television of wind-driven storm surges, and snowy landscapes.
2 December 2014
In response to the clearing of protesters from a sit-in site last week, two student activists groups attempted to occupy roads around government headquarters. Police stopped them with force.