Author: Asia Media Staff

JAPAN: OH BABY! YOU REALLY HAVEN’T COME SUCH A LONG WAY

TOKYO (excerpted, courtesy of the Washington Post) — Yuka Ogata wanted to make a point about the challenges working women face in Japan. The men on the Kumamoto Municipal Assembly proved her point for her — entirely inadvertently. The 42-year-old assembly member, on her first day back at work after giving birth, walked into the chamber Wednesday and sat in her front-row seat with her 7-month-old baby, Dogen, in her arms. Video from the assembly session showed the boy sitting on her lap and watching the goings-on, not making a sound, while the men in the other rows looked...

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CHINA: ‘TEN COMMANDMENTS’ TOWARD A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE CHINA RELATIONSHIP

‘April Media’, a Chinese mainland internet network, founded in 2009, asked Asia Media International’s editor-in-chief to comment on how he thinks China can be more clearly understood. Known since 1996 for his newspaper columns on Asia and, more recently, his focus on China in the prestigious South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, Professor Plate, who is the Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University, offered an original 13 minute video to April Media for airing in China. The video, though somewhat cut by censors in the Chinese govt., apparently drew many thousands of hits....

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CHINA AND THE U.S.: SAMPLING STANFORD VERSUS LOYOLA MARYMOUNT

TOM PLATE WRITES – Surprise! Few parents, perhaps including those in brand-shopping Asia, realize that Stanford University – on America’s sunny West Coast, not far from glorious San Francisco – is tougher for kids to get into than Princeton, Harvard or Yale. Its students, by their self-selection and innate talent, were no doubt committed careerists of some sort or the other as far back as pre-school. One star center to which some of its best students – and faculty – gravitate is the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, in the heart of the campus. It focuses only the...

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LMU Center for Asian Business – Philip Yun: Is War Looming on the Korean Peninsula?

Monday, November 27 at 6 P.M., Philip Yun, former Clinton Administration Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, will be giving a lecture at the Hilton Main Auditorium at Loyola Marymount University on both the possibility and effects of a war on the Korean Peninsula. Mr. Yun, himself, was a member of the government working group that managed policy and negotiations between the United States and North Korea under President Clinton. His writings and commentary have been featured on The Hill, Fox News, CNN, NBC, and the Los Angeles Times, among other noteworthy outlets. His background and...

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SINGAPORE: FOUNDING DEAN OF LEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL TO STEP DOWN AT YEAR’S END

We received the following note and statement from Asia-based geopolitical thinker Kishore Mahbubani, who is stepping down as the famed Founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew school of Public Policy. It is reprinted here virtually in its entirety. “Dear friends, Life is full of interesting twists and turns. I have just such an interesting turn and twist to share with you today. This afternoon, I informed the Governing Board (GB) of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy that, after 13 years as Dean, I have decided to step down from this role on 31 December this...

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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), in an alliance with the university's award-winning Dept.of Political Science, and with the internationally influential Pacific Century Institute.

MANAGING EDITORS:
Savannah Nunez
Sabrina Verduzco


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

Senior Writers [Beat]:
Nadia Aljojo
Kate Barkley [Australia]
Murad Basrawi
Emily Carman
Katrina Crosby [Profiles]
Alexis Cruz [Qatar]
Truman Daly
Jacqueline Dilanchyan
Bobby Fretz
Diana Jablonski [Malaysia]
Matthew Lange [Asian Profiles,Anime]
Frances Magsalin [Korea/Kpop]
Aashna Malpani [Feminism in Asia]
Beth McLaughlin
Rachel Oakes
Hiromi Ochi [Singapore]
Dylan Ramos
Fassa Sar [Film]
Tiara Salvabilla
Gloria Santillan [Korea]
Sebastian Segura [Russia]
Elizabeth Soelistio [Indonesia]
Nicolas Swaya
C.J. Stone [Japan]
Tommy Sutjipto [China]
Eva Thio [Indonesia]
Clementine Todorov [Bangladesh & Vietnam]
Yi Ning Wong [Asia Culture]

Special Correspondent:
Clementine Todorov

Curriculum Coordinators:
Yi Ning Wong, Jennifer Eaton

Video Team Editor:
Momokoo (Yuchan) Deng

Emeritus Managing Editors:
Mary Grace Costa
Kelcey Lorenzo

Contribuing Editors Emeritus:

Robert Dylan Fields
Eriko Lee Katayama
Ryan Lippert
Adrian Narayan [India]
James Royce [Australia]
Miranda Pak [Hong Kong]
Lamiya Shabir [Pakistan & Islam]
Yunfei Suo [China]
Erisa Takeda [Japan Politics]
Katie Trinh [Vietnam]
Ryan Urban [Singapore]

Emeritus Associate Publishers:
Jeremiah Fajardo
Brian Chris Canave
Peyton Cross

Emeritus Executive Editor:
Lexie Tucker

Executive Senior Editor:
Ben Sullivan

Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Prof Tom Plate

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE:

Gareth C.C. Chang, Gene Park, Tom Plate, Jennifer Ramos, Kal Raustiala, Jeremiah Fajardo, Ben Sullivan, Greg Treverton