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· October, 2007

Stories about East Asia from October, 2007

Philippines: Spanish Contribution

Jerome Herrera feels history books do not give enough credit to the Spanish contribution to the Philippines.

Myanmar: Burmese Ghosts

Start worrying if you are in Myanmar and the dogs start howling near your house at night.

Malaysia: Forum For Malaysian Unity

Lucia Lai is inviting Malaysians for a solidarity get together in Penang this weekend.

East Timor: Miracle

TimorSunshine thinks every child born in East Timor is a miracle.

Singapore: Blog Advertising

Pricilla Tan does not want to place ads on her blog and discusses blog ads with fellow Singaporean bloggers.

Japan: Kameda hits below the belt

(In)famous for their big mouths and bad behaviour, coupled with showy performances such as singing karaoke after their victories in the ring, the Kamedas have become the media's favourite boxing...

China: Facebook

Kenneth Tan from Shanghaiist reports on facebook's plan to enter China and sums up bloggers’ comments on the move.

China: Online Discussion Control

Josie Liu from China in Transition reports on the tightening up of online discussion control.

Hong Kong: City of Sorrow

Yesterday the Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung visited Tin Shui Wai, a new town with the highest frequency of family tragedy. Erynnyes criticized Cheung did not give...

Japan: Life of a Homosexual Foreign Male

David Markle from Japan Probe interviewed Scott, a homosexual foreign male, about his life in Japan.

Korea: Denuclearization

Jae Young Lee from Ohmynews reports on the North Korea path to de-nuclearization.

Japan: Chinese spectators boo Japanese team, arouse national debate

Ampontan discusses the booing of the Japanese national team by a crowd of Chinese spectators at the Women's World Cup. After losing the game, the Japanese team displayed a banner...

Laos: Farmers Might Need Help

Lao Voices has images from Laos where farmers are trying to save their harvest from flooding earlier this month.

Malaysia: Sex Education Lessons From Malaysia

Cakap Tak Serupa Bikin is happy that Malaysia beats its southern neighbor in at least one area.

Korea: School Field Trips and Income Gap

School excursions are memorable experiences. Being in unfamiliar circumstances and spending several nights with friends give the chance to build stronger friendships and to better understand teachers and other friends....

China: Province scraps Hukou system

Jeremy Goldkorn at Danwei with breaking news of southwestern Yunnan province's plans to abandon the hukou system, implemented in the 1950s, making it the first province in China to do...

Malaysia: Kolo Mee

Clare Eng in Eastern Malaysia has taken a liking to Kolo Mee

South Korea: Street Vendor Suicide

CINA explains how the brutal policy of street vendors crackdown leaded to the death of Lee Geunjae, who had been a street vendor for 13 years in the City of...

South Korea: Worker's Public Suicide

CINA blogs on two workers’ demonstration on 27 October in Seoul, one organized by construction workers, one by irregular workers. In the former protest, a worker committed public suicide by...

Japan: Fingerprinting to Prevent al-Qaida's Friend of Friend

Justice Minister Kunio Hatoyama explained the need of getting foreigners’ fingerprint was to prevent al-Qaida's “friend of friend” from sneaking into the country with false passports and disguises. However, from...

About our East Asia coverage

Oiwan Lam is the North East Asia editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Mong Palatino is the South East Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

Nevin Thompson is the Japan editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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