Stories about East Asia
13 July 2016
11 July 2016
The hashtag #NoMaBaTha was launched on Facebook to support an embattled city minister for speaking out against a Buddhist nationalist group in Myanmar.
"An act of ass kissing now turns into ass kicking…"
10 July 2016
"When regime wanted to kill, labels them [conspirators] not loyal to the regime. Then they kill them."
Advocates say as many as 15,000 people who were adopted from abroad but never naturalized are waiting for legislation that would give them the chance to get documented too.
8 July 2016
An online "talking dictionary" is attempting to preserve the Ainu language spoken by the indigenous inhabitants of Japan's northeastern island of Hokkaido.
"From a historical perspective, media outlets that are close to government have a higher tendency to fabricate news. The track record of state-controlled media outlets is even worse."
7 July 2016
After police searched political activist and civil rights lawyer Teo Soh Lung's home and computer without a warrant, she posted about it on Facebook. Then her post was taken down.
3 July 2016
It's election time in Japan again and for many Japanese people, that means the return of a particularly Japanese annoyance: 'sound cars' that repeat pointless and uninformative messages.
2 July 2016
Protests are still banned in Thailand where the army remains in power, but will authorities arrest the 'protesting' toys and dolls?
1 July 2016
"I think families’ expectations and the career guidance given to students are unrealistic and not that helpful."
After a lesbian couple got engaged publicly at a university, a school official accused one of the women of being "under the control of an illegal organization."
30 June 2016
This article is by Corey Wallace and was originally published in East Asia Forum. The article is republished on Global Voices under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 license. On 10 July, Japan...
"Today the CAL flight attendants wrote a new page in the history of strikes in Taiwan. I hope this success will not be limited to this class of workers..."
28 June 2016
"Sitting in the cinema, I was overwhelmed and almost cried. I started playing Warcraft in 2005 and was among the first group of players."
27 June 2016
"European leaders must display serenity and begin to re-imagine a Union that is more peoples-based, reconnecting with the real people, less focused on the stifling Brussels-based bureaucrats."
26 June 2016
"This year, we need everyone to come together and advance the campaign for love. We call on all Filipinos to let love into their homes, communities, and the whole country."