Stories about East Asia from February, 2016
How much sex are Japanese people having, anyway, and could having more sex help Japan improve its declining birth rate?
The Malaysian Insider News Website Blocked by Authorities for Posting ‘Unverified’ Report on Government Corruption
"Such unilateral action could also be construed as an attempt to intimidate the media against running critical news reports."
The tree had increasingly become a tourist attraction in recent years, with people traveling to visit the tree to snap its picture.
Hongkongers are making their feelings about the head of their government known, thanks to the launch of Facebook's new "Reactions" feature, which gives them the freedom to express their disapproval.
"I already found this injustice unbearable. But to go after my family who had nothing to do with me — this is absolutely unacceptable."
El Niño is already causing water shortages across Myanmar. Take a look at how residents are coping up with the rising temperatures.
The Indonesian island Sumba is working to provide 100-percent renewable electricity to all 650,000 residents by 2025.
"You helped us and we weren’t even your friends, so of course we came to help. Japan and Taiwan will be best friends forever."
"What is so fearful about this film? The film has portrayed different thoughts and perspectives; this can be a starting point for communication and understanding."
"When all the media are working for something other than the people's interest, people are left behind and forgotten."
It's the second time the journalist has faced legal action accusing defamation. This time, it's over his reporting on alleged irregularities in a computer equipment project in the Finance Ministry.
Michael Rogge has uploaded a collection of videos documenting life in Japan and other parts of Asia at the dawn of the continent's economic transformation.
"...you can't cut your connection with your father for the emperor's sake. The expression of 'showing filial piety to the state' is absolutely ridiculous."
Japan's DPJ has released an election poster that asks voters to hold their nose and vote for them. Desperate?
The cartoons portrayed Filipinos as uncivilized people who needed to be educated by the invading United States army.
The Malaysian government is now blocking the blogging platform Medium, in an apparent effort to censor the Malaysian investigative news organization Sarawak Report.
Teenager's Death After Police Questioning Leads to Review of Crime Investigation Procedure in Singapore
"We find it absurd that while public spaces are heavily surveilled with security cameras, interrogation rooms are not fitted with any cameras to allow for transparency of the interrogation process."
"Clothing does not cause violence. Dark streets do not cause violence. Walking alone at night does not cause violence."
"Public scrutiny is part of the democratic process that serves as the foundation of Malaysia. Satirical images and comments made against government official[s] should not be considered as a crime."
Throughout history, walls have been a symbol of separation, segregation, and division. But a new phenomenon called the “wall of kindness” is doing just the opposite.
"...we will fight back. We will not act like the fools in the Occupy Central protest, sitting there and waiting for the cops to arrest them."