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· May, 2010

Stories about East Asia from May, 2010

31 May 2010

Japan: My Eyes Tokyo

China: lost in translation

China: Responses to FoxConn's suicides

Japan: Those Commonplace, Vinyl Umbrellas

How "temporary" vinyl umbrellas fare in the cities of Japan.

Japan: Okinawans vent frustration over Futenma

Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama has backtracked on promises to reduce the presence of American military forces in Okinawa, and inhabitants of the prefecture are furious. In blogs, they express their...

Japan: National police to share information on organized crime members

30 May 2010

Japan: Monozukuri for the Modern Age

The Japanese counterpart of Make Magazine, an American quarterly magazine for DIY enthusiasts, organizes a regular event in Tokyo called Make Tokyo Meeting (MTM). The fifth MTM, held at the...

29 May 2010

Angola: Similarities between Cabinda and East Timor

Oil spill disaster in Singapore

A ship collision in Singapore Strait caused the spilling of 2,000 tonnes of crude oil into the sea. Singapore netizens are using the web to monitor and document the marine...

Philippines: Destroying another landmark

Vietnam: Eating “Op la” in Saigon

Vietnam: Report on online censorship

27 May 2010

China and Hong Kong: Responses to Cheonan sinking incident

The release of the international investigation report on sinking of Cheonan in May 20, 2010, concluding that the South Korean warship had been bombed by a North Korean torpedo has...

China: Hebei’s “Great Leap Forward”

More than 1000 residents of Hebei Province will be subject to forced evictions before June 5, in a government development project online opinion has dubbed a “Great Leap Forward.” Guangping...

25 May 2010

Southeast Asia: Reactions to Thailand protests

The violent confrontations between the heavily armed soldiers and Red Shirt protesters in Thailand in the past week have stunned the world. What are the reactions of bloggers from neighbouring...

China: Baidu vs. Google: in search of accessible, useful results

Taiwan: Heavy metal and death penalty

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