Author: Asia Media Staff

SINGAPORE: NEW BOOK ON CHINA BY PROF PLATE SLATED FOR MID-JULY PUBLICATION IN ASIA

Marshall Cavendish Asia International has announced 14 July as the official publication date, in Asia, for ‘Yo-Yo Diplomacy: American Columnist Tom Plate Tracks the Ups-and-Downs of the China-U.S. Relationship.” Author Plate is Loyola Marymount University’s Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies and is founder and editor in chief of Asia Media International. ‘Yo-Yo Diplomacy’ is the publisher’s 3rd book in the series ‘Tom Plate on Asia’ and the 8th book overall by Prof Plate that have been exclusively published by Marshall Cavendish since 2007. These included the four-volume ‘Giants of Asia’ series that started in 2009 after Plate...

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EAST ASIA: GOOGLE, ADOBE HOPE FOR THE WRITE STUFF WITH MASSIVE FONT PROJECT ‘NOTO SERIF CJK’

YI NING WONG WRITES — Google and Adobe recently launched a unified font,  Noto Serif CJK, which provides support for simplified and traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The new font supports four different regional writing styles by automatically adjusting each character according to the keyboard language. This laborious creation requires individual designs for 65,353 glyphs in all seven font weights, totaling to 458,745 glyphs. Also, tackling font creation for complex written languages like Chinese means larger file sizes and advanced web font rendering. Google’s decision to embark on this feat is no surprise. It has always had an international...

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TOKYO: HONORING A GREAT JOURNALIST WHO UNDERSTANDS THE MEANING OF RESPONSIBILITY

TOKYO (courtesy of Kyodo News) − Veteran journalist Fumio Matsuo, a former Kyodo News correspondent, received the 2017 Japan National Press Club Award on Monday for his efforts in calling on U.S. and Japanese leaders to pay respective visits to Hiroshima and Pearl Harbor in symbolic acts of postwar reconciliation. The Japan National Press Club said his work on Japan-­U.S. relations helped lead to such landmark visits by former U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, milestones in the two countries’ postwar history. In May 2016, Obama visited the atomic­-bombed city of Hiroshima, becoming the first...

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SOUTH KOREAN ELECTION: THE BRITISH BROADCASTING CORP. REPORT

Asia Media International proudly takes note of the South Korean election commentary of two of its star colleagues – Prof. Hans Schattle and Prof. Chung-in Moon, both members of the faculty of famed Yonsei University in Seoul. This past Spring semester – and in Spring ‘2016 as well – political scientist Hans Schattle has teamed up with Loyola Marymount University Prof Tom Plate to offer a joint Skype course on ‘Perceptions of U.S. Foreign Policy’. The courses during March and April went live around noon Wednesdays from Yonsei, early evening Tuesdays here at LMU in Los Angeles. Political scientist...

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ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL: NEW MANAGING EDITORS

Loyola Marymount University’s ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL has new managing editors.  Sabrina Verduzco ’17 and Savannah Nunez ’18 will remain in charge of the editorial and visual content of this site, which has been continually published since November 11, 2011, until this time next summer. They succeed graduating seniors Mary Grace Costa and Kelcey Lorenzo.  In addition, Peyton Cross ’17 becomes Web Editor of AMI, which key position includes leading the charge in our burgeoning Podcast and Video efforts. “These three young adults – Peyton, Savannah and Sabrina – are something special,” said AMI Founder and Editor-in-Chief Tom Plate, who...

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ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL STAFF

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL is a student-driven publication of Loyola Marymount University’s Asia Media Center – a vital part of LMU’s Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS)

MANAGING EDITORS:
Savannah Nunez
Sabrina Verduzco

Assistant Executive Editor:
Jay Seo

Website Editor:
Peyton Cross

Marketing Editor:
Adrian Narayan

Senior Writers [Beat]:
Katelynn Barkley [China]
Caitlin Bostwick [Korean Pop Culture]
Alexis Cruz [Qatar]
Adrian Narayan [India]
Miranda Pak [Hong Kong]
Fassa Sar [Film]
Jay Seo [North & South Korea]
Lamiya Shabir [Pakistan & Islam]
Elizabeth Soelistio [Indonesia]
Yunfei Suo [China]
Clementine Todorov [Bangladesh & Vietnam]
Katie Trinh [Vietnam]
Ryan Urban [Singapore]
Yi Ning Wong [Asia Culture]

Special Correspondent:
Eriko Lee Katayama

Researcher:
Clementine Todorov

Emeritus Managing Editors:
Mary Grace Costa
Kelcey Lorenzo

Contribuing Editors Emeritus:
Robert Dylan Fields
Ryan Lippert
James Royce [Australia]
Erisa Takeda [Japan Politics]

Emeritus Associate Publishers:
Jeremiah Fajardo
Brian Chris Canave

Emeritus Executive Editor:
Lexie Tucker

Executive Senior Editor:
Ben Sullivan

Executive Assistant to the Founder and Editor-in-Chief:
Jay Seo

Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Tom Plate

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE:
Gareth C.C. Chang,Dr. Diana K. Lee,Gene Park, Tom Plate, Jennifer Ramos, Kal Raustiala, Jeremiah Fajardo, Ben Sullivan, and Greg Treverton