Stories about East Asia from April, 2017
Have you tried any of these? Fertilized duck egg, Vietnamese pizza with duck's blood, coconut larvae, country rat, and fried cicadas.
"The amount of selfies I have seen of people just to show their dUCK scarves is part of what Islam does not encourage: vanity."
A Japanese cabinet minister's insensitive remarks spurred a popular Twitter hashtag supporting Japan's northeastern Tohoku region, as well as the minister's resignation.
Under China's "stability control" measures, it is increasingly common for netizens who are critical of the government to be summoned or detained by police.
"A majority [of media workers in Hong Kong] have expressed an increasing pressure which results in deliberate self-censorship."
Spend time with someone from a different country or who speaks a different language, and you'll soon realize you have more in common than you first thought.
Hours after the story broke, the restaurant owner clarified that the fight began because the woman wanted to split the bill, but the man did not.
Raw chicken, fish sperm, raw liver, "cherry blossom meat" and other Japanese foods you may not know about.
"This artwork will be removed from subsequent printings, digital versions, and trade paperbacks and disciplinary action is being taken," according to a statement released by Marvel Comics.
"After spending 27 hours in the air I'm back in Osaka. Just devastated."
Hong Kong has strong legal protections against telephone surveillance, but scant protections for Internet-based communication.
"This is a ridiculous and oppressive order but I don't want any innocent people being targeted just because they follow my journalism," wrote former Reuters journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall.
"Removal of the 1932 plaque is an ironic reminder that Thais may have ended absolute monarchy in 1932 but absolute dictatorship exists today," wrote a Twitter user.
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"In Hebei, where people believe in the planned economy, how can they attract and embrace alternative [people] who go against the establishment?"
The theme of the poster competition was “When I’m 20.”
When a Japanese private school was caught making racist and nationalistic remarks, the ensuing scandal started a national conversation about the relevance of a pre-war imperial edict on education.
But some Chinese are concerned, given that certain "patriotic" circles equate critical speech about China as an act of espionage.
"Formosa must accept full responsibility and make efforts in returning the clean environment to our country, our people and central Vietnam before leaving Vietnam."
Colorized Photos Show Epic Battle Between American and Japanese Forces in Okinawa During World War II
On the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa, a Japanese researcher has made Twitter posts featuring archival photos of the battle that have been colorized using a software tool.