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Han Zhang

Han Zhang covers life and culture for The Diplomat. A graduate of Waseda University, she studied international liberal arts in Tokyo and Boston. Zhang previously wrote for the Bronx Ink and the Japan Times. She is currently a graduate student at Columbia Journalism School.

Young Chinese Parents Hesitate on Second Child
February 24, 2015
Young Chinese Parents Hesitate on Second Child
A relaxation of the one-child policy hasn’t produced the expected results.
Young Chinese Parents Hesitate on Second Child
Confucius Institutes Sail on Despite Pushback
October 01, 2014
Confucius Institutes Sail on Despite Pushback
Chinese officials seek to minimize a row with U.S. universities.
Confucius Institutes Sail on Despite Pushback
Japanese Researcher Retracts ‘Breakthrough’ Research Paper
June 11, 2014
Japanese Researcher Retracts ‘Breakthrough’ Research Paper
A stunning discovery turns out to be stunningly wrong, putting Japan’s research institutions under scrutiny.
Japanese Researcher Retracts ‘Breakthrough’ Research Paper
Nepal’s Crusade Against Human Trafficking
June 04, 2014
Nepal’s Crusade Against Human Trafficking
To bring back Nepal’s girls, NGO’s need to cooperate on poverty, poor education and gender disparity.
Nepal’s Crusade Against Human Trafficking
Japanese Education Goes International
May 23, 2014
Japanese Education Goes International
With English-language education at home and new schools abroad, Japan seeks a leadership role.
Japanese Education Goes International
A Drug-Free World? Try Some 21st Century Remedies
May 15, 2014
A Drug-Free World? Try Some 21st Century Remedies
A new report suggests a strategic sea change is needed to combat Asia’s persistent drug problem.
A Drug-Free World? Try Some 21st Century Remedies
Strike Shut Down in China Before May Day
May 07, 2014
Strike Shut Down in China Before May Day
Rural immigrant workers confront their employers. Is this the beginning of the end for the Made-in-China era?
Strike Shut Down in China Before May Day
Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade: Celebrating Diversity
April 30, 2014
Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade: Celebrating Diversity
The first lady, drag queens, lovers and volunteers march around Shibuya in support of Japan’s LGBT community.
Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade: Celebrating Diversity
Running a Marathon in North Korea
April 27, 2014
Running a Marathon in North Korea
The Hermit Kingdom invites amateur runners to take part in a marathon in Pyongyang for the first time.
Running a Marathon in North Korea
Bangladesh: One Year After Rana Plaza, Problems Linger
April 22, 2014
Bangladesh: One Year After Rana Plaza, Problems Linger
Fashions change, life moves on, but the problems with the apparel industry endure.
Bangladesh: One Year After Rana Plaza, Problems Linger
Japan’s Former Miss International Called ‘Traitor’
April 18, 2014
Japan’s Former Miss International Called ‘Traitor’
Nationalists are outraged at the feminist’s comments on comfort women.
Japan’s Former Miss International Called ‘Traitor’
Chris Martin Works Magic with Ziyi Zhang
April 09, 2014
Chris Martin Works Magic with Ziyi Zhang
British alternative rock band meets ambitious Chinese beauty.
Chris Martin Works Magic with Ziyi Zhang
Chinese Travel Agencies Write Off Malaysia
April 03, 2014
Chinese Travel Agencies Write Off Malaysia
A bold patriotic move, buzz-seeking or bullying? The Internet drives diplomacy.
Chinese Travel Agencies Write Off Malaysia
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