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International
Public Hearing for S. Korea's New Ocean Industry to Be Held in Seoul
KMI President Yang Chang-Ho Invites Many Experts
Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) President Yang Chang-Ho will host a public hearing event to make a long-term road map to develop nation's new maritime and ocean industry in Seoul on Jan. 12 ...

Mission Hills Tops 100,000 Rounds by Junior Golfers as New Schedule Announced for 2018
(Shenzhen, China: Jan. 8, 2018): Mission Hills China has announced its tournament schedule for 2018 in a year when the number of competitive rounds played by juniors since its golf development ...

Book Review
"White Chrysanthemum" by Mary Lynn Bracht

Heartbreaking Tale of Two Korean Sisters Victimized As Sex Slaves by Japanese Soldiers During Pacific War
"White Chrysanthemum" authored by Mary Lynn Bracht tells of the heartbraking tales of Korea during the Second World War is brought to life in this gripping, redemptive debut about two sisters. 'Look for ...

Japanese Activist Blames Japanese Gov't, Press for Lack of Sincerity on Sex Slave Issue
Okamoto Yuka Voicres Her Opinion in Spite of Threats
By Joseph Joh
Staff Writer
“Japanese government and news media are unwilling to listen to the voices of the survivors of Japanese military sexual slavery," argued a Japanese activist recently. "The Japanese only blame the Korean ...

Letters from Tokyo
Myanmar, Bangladesh Sign an Accord but Buddhists, Hindus, Others Need Protecting

By Lee Jay Walker
Tokyo Correspondent
The nations of Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a tentative accord aimed at allowing Bengali Muslims to return to Rakhine providing they meet certain requirements. However, it is clear ...

No Room for the Christ-child
Since leaving Jamaica in 1981, I have had the privilege of visiting ten countries on three continents. During my travels, I have been a guest in guesthouses, hotels, inns, and private homes. Naturally, ...

“Tears Are Still Streaming Out of My Eyes," Says Ex-South Korean Comfort Woman
“Tears are still streaming out of my eyes," said the former sex slave of the Imperial Japanese solders in an interview with the local South Korean news media. On. Dec. 13, 2017 she was celebrating her ...

Japan Hopes to Boost Ties with Myanmar
The nation of Myanmar is multi-ethnic and multi-religious, with Buddhism being the dominant faith. In Japan, despite secularism being a reality, the faiths of Buddhism and Shintoism are interwoven into the ...

Cold Front Hits the Korean Peninsula
Farmers put a padded winter clothing on the newly-born calves in a farm in the southern part of South Korea as the cold temperature kept hitting the entire nation as of Dec. 13 (Wednesday), 2017. ...

World Bank's IFC Hosts Conference in Seoul
International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group will host a conference titled "Innovation Day: Korea's VCs/Startups and Opportunities in Emerging Markets" at Diamond Hall of Coex in ...

Scam, Media Outburst and Its Aftermath
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Opens New Website
Fermented Food Products and Traditional Practices of Indian Origin
The Other Side of the North Korean, Iranian, Hezbollah, and Yemeni Missile Threat
The Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle Conclude Successful Asian Tour
CSIS & Syracuse's Maxwell School Offer Executive Master's in International Relations
S. Korea's Lee Kun-Hee Drops to No. 2 Spot on Forbes Asia's Richest List
S. Korea Ranked No. 2 in World Only after Iceland on ITU's ICT Development Index 2017
Restarting Negotiations between Koreas: Kazakhstan Maybe Is a Way
Dr. Lui Che-Woo Donates RMB 120 Mil. to Peking University in China




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Asia Watch by George Zhibin Gu
Federation:
The Best Choice for Taiwan & China
The realities between Taiwan and mainland China are 'economically hot, politically cold.' Their ever-increasing economic ties demand far better political relations. One highly feasible resolution is a 'federation.' Would it work? The answer: economically, the time is right; politically, it is only few steps ... more
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Learning Languages the Easy Way?
The ad stated you could learn Spanish, French, or Japanese or other foreign languages in the time it takes to listen to a few CDs for the very low cost of less than $20.00. Maybe. It all depends on the meaning of learning a language. What will you be able to do after listening to a few CDs? No much in all likelihood. ... more
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SOUTH ASIA MONITOR BY B. GAUTAM
India and The Oscars
India's Oscars fiasco is growing bigger, and no one seems to care. Aamir Khan's debut, "Taare Zameen Par," is the country's nominee for the 2009 Best Foreign Language Academy Award. The work undoubtedly ... more
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Getway with John Hagan
Harry Lime's Vienna
So what if it is the city of Mozart, Strauss, Haydn, Beethoven, Klimt, the majestic Schonbrunn Palace, the exquisite baroque Belvedere, and all the glories of Hapsburg indulgence! Call me a lowbrow , a philistine if you like, but I wasnt lured ... more
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Middle East News by Yasser Moailek
Gazan Weapons Dealer Reveals All
Rafah City resident Abu Mohammed whipped out his modern mobile phone and quickly dialed a number, before starting a concise conversation with the other side. "Hello. Please send me 750 watermelons and five crutches, and make that fast," Abu Mohammed ... more
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THIRD WORLDER By Rolando Fuertes Jr.
Shisha: An Arab Delight, a Taste of Home
MANAMA, Bahrain ? An Arab man leans back in his chair as he blows smoke rings in the air. The smell of apple is much like the scent of baking an apple over a wood fire. So thick is the smell of apple tobacco inside the coffee shop you can almost taste it as it escapes ... more
Other Articles by Rolando M. Fuertes Jr.
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Window on Japan
The 47 Samurai That Never Were
Tokyo, Nov. 27, 2003 ? In the winter of 1703, following the revenge killing of a court official who had disgraced and caused the self inflicted death of the local lord to whom they owed allegiance, over 40 samurai willingly, happily even, slit open their own ... more
Other Articles by Mark Buckton
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Tragedy in Sudan
Is Appalling Atrocity Genocide?
As he began speaking, Majok lowered his small cocoa-colored eyes and stared intensely at the ground. It was the summer of 2002 and I had just flown thousands of miles deep into the war zone of Sudan, the largest country in Africa, to interview former slaves. ... more
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