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· February, 2009

Stories about East Asia from February, 2009

25 February 2009

Japan: Alpha Blogger Awards 2008 (Part 1)

On the 20th of February, the 2008 Alpha Blogger Awards were held in Tokyo. Sponsored by Pringles Chips, the event this year was attended by close to 80 people (including...

Japan: Pop-culture mashup

Japan and South Korea: Cheap Won Draws Japanese Shoppers

24 February 2009

Hong Kong: Defending freedom of speech

On 22 Feb 09, more than a hundred Hong Kong people took on the street to voice out their concerns about the alarming shrinking of freedom of speech in Hong...

Indonesia: Clinton visit a “diplomatic success”

Brunei: The nation turns 25

Brunei Darussalam celebrated it's twenty-five years of independence yestderday. To celebrate the Silver Jubilee, a grand parade was held at the National Stadium. Brunei blogs are buzzing with colourful photos...

Korea: Hillary Clinton's Visit

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Korea. Rather than any other issues, North Korean issues were the major topic. Some people welcomed her on the street, raising signs, “Welcome,...

23 February 2009

Thailand: Australian gets royal pardon

Brunei: Cartoons about the floods

Singapore: Most wired country in the world

Thailand: Alternative local currency

Global Health: Mobile Phones to Boost Healthcare

Three foundations have joined forces in an effort to provide better healthcare through the use of cell phones and computer technology. In particular, these mobile technology initiatives are aimed at...

Cambodia: Female Python pet

China: Closer Look at the 50 Cent Party Member

Taiwan: The cost of investment

22 February 2009

Japan: Pictures of Japanese festivals and ceremonies

Japan: Agriculture the latest trend among celebrities

The Japanese economy is facing one of the worse slowdowns in its modern history, with a GDP that has declined at a rate of 12,7%. Nonetheless, TV programs and lifestyle...

21 February 2009

“Clinton should visit Brunei”

China: Eluding the Cat Investigation, Netizen's Power or Government PR?

In response to the netizens’ talks and comments about the “eluding cat” incident, the Yunnan provincial Publicity Department's Press and Publication Administration decided to form an investigative committee on Feb...

Vietnam: Only Nine Public Holidays

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