Stories about East Asia from August, 2015
Some believe President Xi Jinping is using 'The Cairo Declaration' film and a September 3 military parade to rewrite the Chinese Communist Party's involvement in fending off the Japanese.
"To many, Bersih 4 is something that gave them the courage to dream. To know that a fair and just Malaysia can truly exist."
"The implied accusation that they are out to cheat government is an insult they can never forgive and forget."
"...all news and comments related to the military parade must be carefully reviewed before posting to guarantee they are positive and not offensive..."
"Even with all the dodgy science in Liu Cixin's sci-fi, his values and literary skill aside, his imagination still far surpasses that of other contemporary Chinese sci-fi writers."
Yuka Kinoshita has gained famed for the sheer amount of food she can pack away. She uploads her videos to YouTube.
The government is proposing to build a coal plant in Krabi to boost local power supply, but it also threatens to destroy a popular tourism destination and protected environment site.
"These fish felt ashamed. They saw that so many people had died. They felt sorry and drowned themselves."
Scammers pretending to be mainland Chinese police called up Hong Kong people, telling them they were wanted fugitives in mainland China and must pay to be declared innocent.
"It is highly unlikely that this move is intended to achieve anything other than the shutting down of criticism."
“Hong Kong is one of the few places where information flows almost completely freely. If Paris has Agence France-Presse, New York has the Associated Press...why [shouldn’t] Hong Kong have FactWire?”
"...we feel that more can be done to encourage, respect and protect content creation. Unfortunately, limited understanding of artists’ rights and standard industry practices remains."
Two bomb blasts rocked central Bangkok in the past two days, killing 20 people and injuring hundreds. Now Thailand tries to move forward.
Isolated Nagasaki, in western Japan, has a unique approach to Obon, the festival of the dead observed in Japan each year in mid-August.
Netizens were shocked that local media aired Korean dramas and cartoons in the immediate wake of the disaster, then followed up with coverage dripping with praise for local authorities.
A Matome Naver user has compiled a list of perplexing items that Twitter users have found inside train cars, including a brass tea kettle, a bonsai tree and a tomato.
A popular commercial about an amazing game of baseball has gone viral in Japan.
"There are no happy moments here in the camp. We are all struggling to live and we are always busy with our lives."
Using Paperclips, Broccoli or Microchips, This Japanese Artist Creates a Whimsical Diorama Every Day
A Japanese artist makes cool dioramas with everyday objects, and has cultivated a massive following on Instagram.