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· September, 2009

Stories about East Asia from September, 2009

30 September 2009

Indonesia: Strong earthquake hit West Sumatra

The coastal city of Padang, West Sumatra is once again devastated by an earthquake.

Japan: Anime Character ‘Masuo-san’ on Twitter

Sazae-san, a comedy chronicling the lives of the fictional Isono family, is one of Japan's longest-running and oldest comic strips and animations. The animated series first aired in 1969 and...

South Korea: Kids Lack Sleep

China: When will the sunshine come?

Chinese officials will soon be required to report all their assets as part of an anti-corruption "Sunshine Act" of the Communist Party. But resistance so far has been significant, leading...

29 September 2009

People with disabilities and the promise of ICTs

The Future of ICT for Development

More than 600 million people in the world live with disabilities. Oftentimes, poverty and disabilities go hand-in-hand. Can the promise of ICTs help disabled people better integrate socially and economically?

China: Mooncake

China: Humanistic measures towards filial criminals

China: Visa to Tibet

China: Censorship arms race escalates

Myanmar: New Currency Note Issued

28 September 2009

Philippines: Flooding documented on citizen videos

Citizen videos were able to capture horrible scenes of loss and devastation caused by a tropical storm which struck Metro Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines last Saturday.

Philippines: Helping flood victims through social media

A tropical storm hit many parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines last Saturday. Social networking sites were flooded with personal stories, photos and videos of the...

Japan: Lessons in Communication from the Hatoyama Essay

When an online Op-Ed piece by current Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama appeared in the New York Times just days before the Lower House elections last month, national reaction ranged from...

27 September 2009

Japan: Measuring Celebrity Buzz on 2ch

Japan: Animated Explanations of Policies?

Philippines: Worst Flooding in 40 Years

Tropical Storm "Ondoy" hit the Philippines last Saturday triggering the worst flooding in 40 years which left 50 people dead and 280,000 residents displaced. Social media sites were maximized to...

Japan: Training for disaster prevention

The first week of September in Japan is the Disaster Prevention Week [ja]. During this week schools, organizations, offices and so on come together to organize disaster prevention training.

Taiwan: BoF 2009

26 September 2009

Japan: Homeless World Cup

25 September 2009

China: Re-programming CCTV

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