10 hrs ago
The Straits Times
Two leaders honoured for reforms and diplomacy
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and China's President Xi Jinping are joint winners of The Straits Times' Asian of the Year award.
14 hrs ago
The Straits Times
Asians of the Year 2013
Left Kobe Steel in 1982 to work as political secretary to his father Shintaro Abe, then foreign minister, to prepare for a career in politics.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Time to panic over maths?
The news New Zealand has plunged in the OECD's Pisa league table, which ranks the educational performance of 15-year-olds around the world, has sparked an outburst of breast-beating and blame.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
The Papillion Times
Cathy Young: Katy Perry's dance is reminder to let artistic expression bloom
Singer Katy Perry's Japanese-style performance at the American Music Awards has sparked a storm of outrage, with accusations of racism and "cultural appropriation."
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Detroit News
Diligent Asian students dominate global exam
Beijing -- As a ninth-grader, Shanghai's Li Sixin spent more than three hours on homework a night and took tutorials in math, physics and chemistry on the weekends.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
EHotelier Global Hospitality News
In Other News...
The property was bought by developer Steven Witkoff and a Hong Kong equity partner, Jynwel Capital, who plan to operate it as a hotel as they mull options such as a residential conversion or tearing it down and building anew.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Us B-52 flights over disputed islands cause China to rethink its actions
Tensions are tight between the US and China because of two islands. George Zimmerman was armed when he was taken into custody but we are finding out just how well-armed.
Katy Perry: Apologize. There's No 'Loving Form of Racism'.
Let's face it. Katy Perry is obsessed with aspects of Japanese culture. I wouldn't say she's obsessed with all of Japanese culture, because I consider sensitivity to others' feelings and a de-emphasis on self-absorption part of Japanese and Asian culture, in general - and Ms.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
St. Cloud Times
Times Writers Group: Immigrants contribute, too
Immigrants are consumers, workers, taxpayers and entrepreneurs. This is from the new report "The Economic Contributions of Immigrants in Minnesota" by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, which champions comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Asia News Network
Petaling Jaya: Growing old before growing rich
Old-age dependency ratio to rise rapidly in Asia The recent relaxation of the one-child policy in China recognises that demographics play a major role in a country's economic fortunes.
Lightning strikes twice 25 years later on London casting for 'Miss Saigon'
One of BroadwayGlobal's top five musicals of all times 'Miss Saigon' has a powerful new production in London.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
South China Morning Post
Pension reform in Asia will benefit more than just its greying population
The relaxation of China's one-child policy accepts that demographics play a major role in a country's economic fortunes.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Asia's New Rich Retirees Quit Family Homes for Gilded Retirement Villages
After P.S. Ramachandran turned 80, he and his wife decided it was time to stop living alone.
Japan's Hammock Cafes Are Perfect for Lazy People
Cafes are a great place to have a cup of coffee, talk, and relax. Sofas are nice and all, but the world's cafes really need to take a lesson from a handful of Japanese cafes: Hammocks.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Hawaii Five-0's Daniel Dae Kim dials up diversity
It's not easy for a Korean-born, Asian-American actor to land a regular starring role in a popular, long-running prime-time entertainment series, let alone two - but that's exactly what Daniel Dae Kim has done.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
The Toronto Star
China on losing end of international aid efforts to Philippines
A Typhoon Haiyan survivor carries a child wrapped in a towel Friday as he watches a helicopter landing to bring aid to the destroyed town of Guiuan, Samar Island, Philippines.
Football : Gulf trio on verge of sealing Asian Cup places
SINGAPORE: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain can put the disappointment of 2014 World Cup failure behind them by becoming the first three sides to navigate their way through Asian Cup qualifying on Friday.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
WNFL-AM Green Bay
Gulf trio on verge of sealing Asian Cup places
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain can put the disappointment of 2014 World Cup failure behind them by becoming the first three sides to navigate their way through Asian Cup qualifying on Friday.
The Japan Times
ASEAN ties key to Abe's China policy
Once he winds up his planned two-day trip to Laos and Cambodia from Saturday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will have visited all 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in less than a year since taking office in December.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
High Browse Online
Yee Fuang has read "Ichiro"
The wave of Kaiju from the movie Pacific Rim sent me scouring in the library for a good Japanese monster book.