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Angela Erika Kubo

Angela Erika Kubo

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

Posts by Angela Erika Kubo
March 12, 2014

Despite Western Music Ban, Iranians Rock On

By Angela Erika Kubo
Western culture faces political opposition in Iran, but that doesn’t stop people from enjoying some rock ‘n’ roll.

March 07, 2014

Thai Fishing Sector Rife with Abuse, According to Report

By Angela Erika Kubo
Migrant workers are often trafficked into Thailand’s billion-dollar seafood industry.
March 03, 2014

In Japan, Delivering Pizza Is No Easy Task

By Angela Erika Kubo
While Americans prefer a bit of simplicity, the Japanese want variety.

February 18, 2014

China Considers World’s Longest Underground Tunnel

By Angela Erika Kubo
The proposed tunnel would run across two earthquake fault lines, sparking concerns over safety.

February 14, 2014

Air New Zealand Faces Turbulence over Controversial Safety Video

By Angela Erika Kubo
Many have criticized the video for its “unoriginality” and use of Sports Illustrated swimsuit models.

February 13, 2014

South Korea Tightens Rules on International Marriages

By Angela Erika Kubo
The new measures are designed to crack down on mail order bride services.
February 07, 2014

New Law Puts Afghan Women at Risk for Domestic Violence

By Angela Erika Kubo
New legislation bans relatives of the accused from testifying against them.

February 04, 2014

“Gastronomic Voyeurism” is South Korea’s Latest Online Fad

By Angela Erika Kubo
People who dine in front of a webcam can make more than $9,000 a month.

January 22, 2014

China Opens Memorial Honoring Korean Independence Activist

By Angela Erika Kubo
The memorial has triggered strong protests from the Japanese government.

January 21, 2014

China’s Tiananmen Rocker Pulls Out of State TV Performance

By Angela Erika Kubo
Rather than censor himself, Cui Jian chose to not perform at all.

January 17, 2014

Burmese Military Faces Rape Allegations

By Angela Erika Kubo
A recent report reveals that the army has been using rape as “a tool of war.”
January 10, 2014

Iran Attempts to Reverse Its Falling Birth Rate

By Angela Erika Kubo
Not even gold coins can convince couples to have more children.

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