Stories about East Asia from September, 2016
"This unusual football field has proven that designing outside boundaries can help foster creativity used to develop these useful spaces."
"I believe that this is not only a problem related to poverty, but also a significant social problem."
"I will live in a way that they will see that their brutality will never threaten our will to fight. We will hold on to our land until the end."
"Art becomes more important for the people to see and feel the reality, and motivate them to make changes in society."
It's that time of year when pictures of flowers, food, and cats are washing over Twitter in Japan.
In a “living laboratory for disaster,” a social media app is helping Jakartans improve upon the government's response to frequent flooding.
After the sexual assault of a university student, sex, class, privilege -- and strong cultural attitudes -- all play a role in the lighter sentences handed down to the perpetrators.
A drone video has captured the extent of land clearing in western Indonesia, which has caused a cloud of haze to descend in the region and in nearby countries.
Some critics believe the shocking move from Sing Pao Daily, which is otherwise known to be pro-Beijing, shows fissures within Hong Kong's pro-Beijing camp.
"I have learnt that not everyone is as caring; that the term ‘refugee’ is a dirty label that strips people of their identity."
The Fukui Dinosaur Museum is one of the top tourism attractions in Japan, allowing visitors to get an up-close look at fossil remains from millennia gone by.
"Japanese government has announced plans to expand public WiFi access points across Japan. But just for tourists."
"We cannot measure (or reward) human endeavour by money alone but withholding it sends a wrong message to society too."
Malaysian Animal Lovers Launch Online Petition Against Malacca State Law Banning Dogs at Terrace Houses
"Take action only [against] dog owners who do not comply through fines or means other than forcing them to give up the dogs."
Residents believe Lin Zuluan was forced into confessing that he took a bribe because he had planned to protest land seizures taking place without the village's consent.
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"It still amazes me to see these makeshift courts everywhere and anywhere and people of all ages playing – sometimes in only flip flops."
A Japanese artist is using traditional artisanal craft techniques to create compelling bamboo insects that have developed a devoted following online.
Renho Murata will have to convince many that she and the newly formed Democratic Party are 'Japanese enough' if she wins the leadership nomination next week.