ELLA KELLEHER WRITES (latest in her review series of new Japanese books) – How does a global war affect regular people caught in its wake of devastation? How long do those effects linger on and how should a society react to them? Shaw Kuzki’s heart-wrenching tale, Soul Lanterns (2021), aims…
The Chosun Ilbo obtained a 480-page special report that features five pages dedicated to the Korean Peninsula and included is an estimate that North Korea’s collapse is imminent, perhaps as soon as 2020.Full Article NORTH KOREA: Is Its Collapse Imminent?
No one in China more exposed to Tibet independence campaigns than the country’s Netizens. No matter how intensely the Chinese government would like to block such websites, these “Free Tibet” pitches somehow see through the cracks of the Great Firewall. But prompted by national education campaigns regarding the Tibetan independence…Full Article China Blog Blotter – Issue #2: What They Are Saying About Tibet
Pakistan has been “taking it” from all sides recently, perhaps some relief is in order. The Dawn, the internationally well-respected daily newspaper in Karachi, gave the opinion spotlight to an article arguing that the notion of “an economic crisis in Pakistan” was at best overblown and at worst malicious. Avers…Full Article PAKISTAN: In the Dawn Newspaper: Pakistani Optimism Despite Crisis
“The Middle Kingdom,” as China refers to itself, does not hesitate to smile inwardly at its continuous rise. For many, this rise is a symbol of its own manifest destiny to return to it’s former glory and be deserving of its proper title of “Middle Kingdom.” Although the world is…Full Article China Blog Blotter – Issue #1: Humility Spotted on the Rise of China
They honored the controversial, though increasingly appreciated, Asian statesman Lee Kuan Yew at the historic Ford Theater in Washington recently, and frankly I wish I had been there.Full Article Pacific Perspectives: An Asian Leader Receives Coveted American Award