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· October, 2008

Stories about East Asia from October, 2008

31 October 2008

Corporations Agree to Standards for Internet Freedom

The Global Network Initiative has been launched. The Initiative is a code of conduct for corporations on privacy and free speech created by a coalition of human rights, media development...

Frightful Facts or Fantastical Fictions?

This third part of the "Lore, ghosts, demons and frights" series has arrived, and we are looking this time a bit beyond the Latin American borders. With this last installment,...

China: Blog is Outdated?

The 4th Chinese Blogger Conference will be held November 15-16th, 2008, in Guangzhou, China. However, in the past year, there is a continuing discussion in the Chinese blogosphere on whether...

U.S and South Korea: Currency Crisis and Korean Students in the US

U.S and South Korea: Currency Swapping Plan

China and U.S: World of Warcraft

Japan: Thoughts on Itochu trading scam

On October 10th, Itochu Corporation announced that it had paid close to one hundred billion yen in false transactions valued at nearly 100 billion yen to Mongolian suppliers for construction...

Japan: Response to Obama “Put down the Wii Remote” Ad

Japan: Spam mail from a chimpanzee

Cambodia: Hero of the Year nominee

Vietnam: Ancient capital as UNESCO heritage site

Indonesia: Parliament approves anti-porn law

30 October 2008

SketchPAN: World without Words

SketchPAN, a service from Korea, aims to create a easy platform for people to express themselves with paintings. In the world without words, language is no longer a barrier for...

China: Crisis and Opportunity

China: Uyghurs Speak Out on Hotel Restrictions

Recession hits Singapore

Singapore is a major financial center in the world. It is also one of the richest countries in Asia. Unfortunately, it is not immune to the economic aftershocks caused by...

Japan: Why is Halloween not popular in Japan?

29 October 2008

Malaysia's Jungle Spirits

Lush with primary and secondary virgin jungle, Malaysians have long held a respect for the forests. It also helps that myths, whether bearing down from the forefathers or from urban...

Japan: Marriage with anime characters

South Korea: National Struggle Day of Irregular Workers

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