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Stories about East Asia

21 March 2015

Cambodia’s Women Bloggers (Cloghers) Document Challenges of Rural Life

Rising Voices

As part of the Rising Voices project, Cloghers (female bloggers) from Cambodia, share stories of garment workers, students in rural schools and a river clean up initiative in Phnom Penh.

20 March 2015

When 1.3 Billion Become Environmental Refugees

The Bridge

In light of the state of China's environment, perhaps the country's 1.3 billion people should be considered environmental refugees.

Japanese Power Utility Finally Admits Fukushima Meltdown

Tepco's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility was severely damaged following the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011.

19 March 2015

Nintendo Finally Goes Mobile After Years of Resisting

"Although Nintendo's decision to enter the mobile market is a sign of the times and is a business decision, it's a bit of sad situation."

17 March 2015

Can Kazakhstan's Sabina Altynbekova Banish Brand Borat?

Young volleyball star Sabina Altynbekova has used her overnight fame to present herself as a symbol of Kazakhstan. How far can she go with it?

16 March 2015

Vietnamese Photojournalist Continues Hunger Strike After Four Years Behind Bars

Global Voices Advocacy

In addition to the lengthy prison sentence and subsequent house arrest, Minh Man has faced increasingly unfair and discriminatory treatment in detention.

Five Young Feminists Still Missing in China

Global Voices Advocacy

The Chinese feminists arrested on the eve of International Women's Day have yet to resurface, sparking massive online campaigns for their release.

15 March 2015

Myanmar Student Protesters Attacked by Police Gain Global Sympathy

Myanmar student protesters - marching for education reforms since January - were violently attacked by police on March 5 and March 10.

13 March 2015

Look What Large-Scale Mining Did to These Four Beautiful Philippine Islands

"We cannot remain deaf and blind to the excesses of mining while our people suffer the consequences of actions not of their own making.”

12 March 2015

Film Captures Cramped Lives of Japan's ‘Net Cafe Refugees’

In the mid-2000s, some Japanese who do not earn enough to rent their own apartments began living in Internet cafe booths, considered a step above living on the street.

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