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Angela Erika Kubo

Angela Erika Kubo

Angela Erika Kubo is The Diplomat’s Editorial Assistant in Tokyo.

Despite Western Music Ban, Iranians Rock On
March 12, 2014
Despite Western Music Ban, Iranians Rock On
Western culture faces political opposition in Iran, but that doesn’t stop people from enjoying some rock ‘n’ roll.
Despite Western Music Ban, Iranians Rock On
Thai Fishing Sector Rife with Abuse, According to Report
March 07, 2014
Thai Fishing Sector Rife with Abuse, According to Report
Migrant workers are often trafficked into Thailand’s billion-dollar seafood industry.
Thai Fishing Sector Rife with Abuse, According to Report
In Japan, Delivering Pizza Is No Easy Task
March 03, 2014
In Japan, Delivering Pizza Is No Easy Task
While Americans prefer a bit of simplicity, the Japanese want variety.
In Japan, Delivering Pizza Is No Easy Task
China Considers World’s Longest Underground Tunnel
February 18, 2014
China Considers World’s Longest Underground Tunnel
The proposed tunnel would run across two earthquake fault lines, sparking concerns over safety.
China Considers World’s Longest Underground Tunnel
Air New Zealand Faces Turbulence over Controversial Safety Video
February 14, 2014
Air New Zealand Faces Turbulence over Controversial Safety Video
Many have criticized the video for its “unoriginality” and use of Sports Illustrated swimsuit models.
Air New Zealand Faces Turbulence over Controversial Safety Video
South Korea Tightens Rules on International Marriages
February 13, 2014
South Korea Tightens Rules on International Marriages
The new measures are designed to crack down on mail order bride services.
South Korea Tightens Rules on International Marriages
New Law Puts Afghan Women at Risk for Domestic Violence
February 07, 2014
New Law Puts Afghan Women at Risk for Domestic Violence
New legislation bans relatives of the accused from testifying against them.
New Law Puts Afghan Women at Risk for Domestic Violence
“Gastronomic Voyeurism” is South Korea’s Latest Online Fad
February 04, 2014
“Gastronomic Voyeurism” is South Korea’s Latest Online Fad
People who dine in front of a webcam can make more than $9,000 a month.
“Gastronomic Voyeurism” is South Korea’s Latest Online Fad
China Opens Memorial Honoring Korean Independence Activist
January 22, 2014
China Opens Memorial Honoring Korean Independence Activist
The memorial has triggered strong protests from the Japanese government.
China Opens Memorial Honoring Korean Independence Activist
China’s Tiananmen Rocker Pulls Out of State TV Performance
January 21, 2014
China’s Tiananmen Rocker Pulls Out of State TV Performance
Rather than censor himself, Cui Jian chose to not perform at all.
China’s Tiananmen Rocker Pulls Out of State TV Performance
Burmese Military Faces Rape Allegations
January 17, 2014
Burmese Military Faces Rape Allegations
A recent report reveals that the army has been using rape as “a tool of war.”
Burmese Military Faces Rape Allegations
Iran Attempts to Reverse Its Falling Birth Rate
January 10, 2014
Iran Attempts to Reverse Its Falling Birth Rate
Not even gold coins can convince couples to have more children.
Iran Attempts to Reverse Its Falling Birth Rate
South Korean Scientists Develop Cancer-Treating Nanorobots
January 08, 2014
South Korean Scientists Develop Cancer-Treating Nanorobots
The new technology can treat deadly diseases – without the side effects of chemotherapy.
South Korean Scientists Develop Cancer-Treating Nanorobots
Vietnamese Rice Farmers Abandon Their Fields
December 29, 2013
Vietnamese Rice Farmers Abandon Their Fields
Unable to make a living, rice cultivators are taking up other livelihoods to make ends meet.
Vietnamese Rice Farmers Abandon Their Fields
Indonesian Education Falls Behind Its Economic Growth
December 26, 2013
Indonesian Education Falls Behind Its Economic Growth
Corruption and a poorly planned school system prevent students from getting the education they deserve.
Indonesian Education Falls Behind Its Economic Growth
Singaporean Company Launches Travel Booking Site for Muslims
December 20, 2013
Singaporean Company Launches Travel Booking Site for Muslims
The website is an answer to the growing number of Islamic tourists.
Singaporean Company Launches Travel Booking Site for Muslims
New Zealand Attracts Hollywood Films with Increased Subsidies
December 17, 2013
New Zealand Attracts Hollywood Films with Increased Subsidies
The government hopes that it can revive its ailing film industry.
New Zealand Attracts Hollywood Films with Increased Subsidies
South Korea Considers Bill to Combat Online Gaming
December 14, 2013
South Korea Considers Bill to Combat Online Gaming
The law could put South Korea’s vibrant gaming culture at risk.
South Korea Considers Bill to Combat Online Gaming
Cambodia to Lift Ban on International Adoptions
December 10, 2013
Cambodia to Lift Ban on International Adoptions
The resumption of intercountry adoptions comes four years after reports of child abuse and trafficking.
Cambodia to Lift Ban on International Adoptions
China “Cheats” the PISA Exams
December 06, 2013
China “Cheats” the PISA Exams
Shanghai may have the smartest students, but the statistics don’t reflect the rest of China.
China “Cheats” the PISA Exams
Famous Chinese Director Violates One-Child Policy
December 04, 2013
Famous Chinese Director Violates One-Child Policy
Zhang Yimou shows how the rich flout China’s strict family planning laws.
Famous Chinese Director Violates One-Child Policy
Myanmar’s Weak Legislation a “Lucky Strike” for Foreign Tobacco Giants
November 29, 2013
Myanmar’s Weak Legislation a “Lucky Strike” for Foreign Tobacco Giants
With shrinking profits at home, Big Tobacco converges on Myanmar.
Myanmar’s Weak Legislation a “Lucky Strike” for Foreign Tobacco Giants
Chinese Housewife Makes a Living Portraying Mao
November 26, 2013
Chinese Housewife Makes a Living Portraying Mao
Chen Yan, the first woman to impersonate the former Communist leader, faces obstacles.
Chinese Housewife Makes a Living Portraying Mao
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