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· July, 2010

Stories about East Asia from July, 2010

Wikileaks’ Japan data on Afghanistan

Richard Smart at the Tokyo Digital Journalism blog posted a summarized list of Wikileaks’ Japan data on Afghanistan. Raw data can be found on his blog.

Japan: Abandoned Building Clock

@MaripoGoda crowd sourced Flickr photos to build Haikyo Tokei, which shows a different photo of broken clocks in abandoned buildings to tell the time every minute. @mazzo shared [ja] his...

Qatar: Expats Question Future Plans

If you are a long term resident in one of the GCC countries, what are your long-term plans? What will you do when you return home? At Qatar Living, expatriates...

Vietnam: Agent Orange at Danang Airbase

Thuy Vu of Vietnam Reporting Project visited the Danang Airbase where Agent Orange was stored. Agent Orange is the highly toxic herbicide used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam...

OneVietnam Network

The OneVietnam.org social network was launched this month to connect Vietnamese expats and young migrants to the culture and history of Vietnam.

South Korea: Court Reaffirmed Its Strict Stance on Chinese Medicine Licencsing

South Korean Constitutional Court ruled in favor of a law that allows only licensed acupuncturists and Oriental medicine doctors to perform Chinese medical practice of moxibustion. The court dealt with...

Philippine Cartography

Torn and Frayed in Manila blogs about a book on maps of the Philippines by Carlos Quirino.

Philippines: Santa Rosa City Photos

FILIPINO eSCRIBBLES posts more than a dozen pictures of the church, old houses, and other historical sites of the Philippine city of Santa Rosa.

Philippines: Opposition to Rail Transit Fare Hikes

Metro Manila commuters of the Metro Rail Transit will be facing fare hikes as the Philippine government plans to abandon subsidies for the public transportation because of rising operation and...

Japan: Art on an island

Nazra Zahri blogged – with gorgeous photos and a video – about her trip to Teshima, one of the seven islands that's celebrating Setouchi International Art Festival.

Is Religion Good for China?

Kai Pan looks into the blooming of Christianity in China in recent years and addresses the question on whether religion is good for China.

China: First hand account of two Chinese artists arrested and beaten

Under the Jacaranda Tree posts a first hand account written by Diane Gatterdam on the arrest of two Chinese artists, Yang Licai and Wu Yuren.

China: Looking for supplier

David Petersson gives some tips on identifying good and reliable suppliers in China.

Taiwan: Build a home for bats

Green architect, book author, and blogger Alin(阿羚) introduces how to build a home for bats and decrease the rampant trouble of mosquitoes in Taiwan[zht] because each bat can feed on at least 1000...

Taiwan: Threatened by Microsoft

Tetralet complains about his recent experience with Microsoft [zht] about how the software giant emailed and called to threaten that if Tetralet does not welcome Microsoft to “help his company on...

Malaysia: The Kuala Lumpur Zine Fest 2010

Sketch your Brain writes about the Kuala Lumpur Zine Fest 2010.

Vietnam: Pale skin and beauty

Reacting to the uproar in India over a Facebook app which allows users to lighten their skin color, Andy Engelson observes that the idea of equating pale skin with beauty...

East Timor: Eye care health situation

mivision cites the aim of the East Timor Eye Program to improve the eye health care in East Timor. There are only 11 eye care nurses, one ophthalmologist and no...

East Timor: Self-regulation of media

Tempo Semanal publishes an article written by Dr. Clinton Fernandes outlining his ideas on self-regulation of media in East Timor.

Indonesia: Spreading migrant issues through internet

EngageMedia uploads a short video clip featuring Community Technology Center in Indonesia, an access point to receive and spread out migrant issues through the internet.

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