Author: LMU

JAPAN: WINNING THIRD TERM, ABE SEEKS CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION

DYLAN RAMOS WRITES — Despite Typhoon Lan hitting parts of the country, Japanese voters took to the polls October 22, largely in support of Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party, which has governed Japan for the past 58 years.= Abe officially secured his third term as Prime Minister November 1, following proceedings in the House of Representatives. The LDP and its junior coalition partner, Komeito, have secured 313 of 465 seats, giving them a parliamentary supermajority. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s new Kibō no To—the Party of Hope—and former Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano’s, even newer Constitutional Democratic Party,...

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Exclusive Interview with Former Thailand PM Thaksin

In an exclusive interview with Asia Media International,Thailand’s former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, deposed by a 2006 military coup, but very much active in international diplomacy, offered some thoughts during a stopover in Los Angeles recently. The conversation took place in a well-known Beverly Hills cafe. What follows is a five-minute except.

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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), and in an alliance with the university's award-winning Dept.of Political Science (POLS)

MANAGING EDITORS:
Savannah Nunez

Sabrina Verduzco


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

Curriculum Coordinator:
Yi Ning Wong

Senior Writers [Beat]:
Katrina Crosby [Profiles]
Alexis Cruz [Qatar]
Momokoo (Yuchan) Deng [China]
Diana Jablonski [Malaysia]
Matthew Lange [Asian Profiles,Anime]
Frances Magsalin [Korea/Kpop]
Aashna Malpani [Feminism in Asia]
Hiromi Ochi [Singapore]
Fassa Sar [Film]
Gloria Santillan [Korea]
Sebastian Segura [Russia]
Elizabeth Soelistio [Indonesia]
C.J. Stone [Japan]
Tommy Sutjipto [China]
Eva Thio [Indonesia]
Clementine Todorov [Bangladesh & Vietnam]
Yi Ning Wong [Asia Culture]

Associate Director of Development:
Simon Bleeker

Special Correspondent:
Clementine Todorov

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