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1 April 2008

Stories from 1 April 2008

Korea and Japan: Korea's Role in WWII

Japan: the Japanese School Uniform

Trinidad & Tobago: Shark & Bake

Japan: the Kobe City Museum

Cuba: Checking In?

Hong Kong: Security Guarded City

Jamaica: Reviewing Goodison

Hong Kong: Remembering Leslie Cheung and Danny Chan

Japan: Was it lucky?

Japan: The Rising Price of Food

It may seem like a cruel April Fool's joke, but it isn't: after dozens of years without change, the prices of many staple foods in Japan are set to rise...

Tonga: Muddy Water

New Zealand: Low Consumer Confidence

South East Asia: China And Southern Neighbors

Costa Rica: Cow Parade and internet video

The Cow Parade calls itself the world´s largest public art event, and for tiny Costa Rica´s standards, it certainly is a huge deal that the capital city of San José...

Kazakhstan: No Commitments

Afghanistan: Troops from United Arab Emirates

Indonesia: Lack of good political books?

Lao PDR: NGOs are known as non-profit associations

Cambodia: Online dictionary

Brunei: Highest value miniature sheet