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· April, 2010

Stories about East Asia from April, 2010

29 April 2010

Japan: Plastic duck race

Japan: Kabuki Theatre to be Rebuilt

One of the most recognizable buildings in Japan, the grand, old Kabuki-za in Ginza is closing this month. It will be torn down and become a theater and office complex...

East Timor: Connecting Civil Society

The Future of ICT for Development

Providing internet access to civil society has been a key priority of the few information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives that exist in East Timor so far.

Southeast Asia: Good Governance Advocacy via Technology

Technology for Transparency Network

As part of our Technology for Transparency research, Sopheap Chak offers a broad overview of the role of technology and grassroots, online communities in the movement for good governance in...

China: The 42th anniversary of Lin Zhao's death

Lin Zhao (林昭), a Peking University student, was arrested in 1960 during the Anti-Rightist Campaign launched by Mao Zedong in 1957 and sentenced to death on 29 of April (today)...

Thailand: Online censorship amid protests

As Red Shirt protesters in Thailand continue to press their demand for the resignation of the Prime Minister, the government is also doing everything to weaken the protests, including the...

Laos: Rural food

East Timor: Resignation through SMS

Brunei: Salaries of hospital doctors

28 April 2010

China: New Avatar theme song inspired by forced evictions

Avatar director James Cameron admits he found inspiration for the film in China, and Chinese viewers saw a common story from today's China being told in the film. Somewhere in...

Japan: Remove the U.S. Marine Base From Ginowan

China: Reflection on bridge-blogging

China: Hospital holds newborn hostage

26 April 2010

Singapore: Retraction of invitation to hearing-impaired educator

Singapore's Ministry of Education retracted a conference invitation to a top U.S.-based educator after learning that she is hearing-impaired. The Ministry has already apologized for this mistake. Bloggers react.

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