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· September, 2009

Stories about East Asia from September, 2009

24 September 2009

China: Is Bo Xilai's corruption crackdown good for China?

Technology for Transparency Network

"Who can ensure that the impartial and incorruptible anti-corruption heroes of today, with their unrestricted power, won't end up on the same path as their predecessors tomorrow?"

Singapore: Beauty Queen's qualifications questioned

The crowning of Ris Low as the new Miss Singapore World generated mixed reactions in the Singapore mainstream media and blogosphere.

Japan: The decline of the LDP

Japan: Against animal testing

South Korea: Foreign English teachers and AIDS

South Korea: Woman and Korean Soju

22 September 2009

Tourism and HIV Infection in Thailand

Japan: Lecture on Manga, Anime and Otaku

ILO Mission to the Philippines

MENA: Thanks “Khawater” from Japan

Television viewers across the Arab world were in for a treat this Ramadan, with the airing of a special programme on Japan. In its fifth season, Khawater (Thoughts) visited Japan,...

Philippines: National Artist Under Surveillance

The Philippine Navy recently confirmed that the man caught stalking the home of Bienvenido Lumbera, a prizewinning poet, dramatist, literary critic, and National Artist on September 17 was one of...

21 September 2009

Can social media help make microfinance sustainable?

The Future of ICT for Development

Microfinance agencies provide loans to small businesspeople who often can’t meet the strict credit terms of large banks. Either these entrepreneurs don’t have the capital or the cash to back...

Thailand: Three Years After The 2006 Coup

Last September 19 Thailand marked the third year anniversary of the Coup D'etat which forced the ouster of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra who is now in exile. Bloggers also remembered...

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