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J.T. Quigley

J.T. Quigley

J.T. Quigley is an assistant editor at The Diplomat’s Tokyo bureau.

He writes primarily about society and culture. In the past, he has worked as a reporter and editor in both Japan and the United States.

Posts by J.T. Quigley
April 03, 2014

The World’s Best Single Malt Scotch Is…Tasmanian?

By J.T. Quigley
Sullivan’s Cove, distilled on the Australian island, ranked number one at the World Whisky Awards.

April 03, 2014

Myanmar’s “E-Libraries” Bring Students Up to Speed After Military Rule

By J.T. Quigley
Also: Xenophobia and immigration in Singapore, Thai PM facing legal dismissal.
April 02, 2014

RIKEN Center: Japanese Scientist Falsified Data in Stem Cell Breakthrough

By J.T. Quigley
Discrepancies abound as Haruko Obokata found guilty of scientific misconduct.

April 02, 2014

Singaporean Man Runs 31 Marathons in 31 Days for Bone Marrow Disease

By J.T. Quigley
Also: Chinese passengers attack Philippine pilots after detour, half a million Cambodians affected by land grabs.

April 01, 2014

‘World’s Largest Aquarium’ Just One Superlative at China’s Hengqin Ocean Kingdom

By J.T. Quigley
The sprawling aquatic theme park now boasts five Guinness World Records.

March 31, 2014

North and South Korea Exchange Fire

By J.T. Quigley
Artillery shells land on both sides of the Northern Limit Line as tensions reach a boiling point.
March 31, 2014

Shopping Sprees, ‘Gold Rush’ Ahead of First Japanese Sales Tax Hike in 17 Years

By J.T. Quigley
Electronics and gold were popular purchases ahead of the increase in consumption tax.

March 30, 2014

Gay Activist Sues the Chinese Government for Defamation

By J.T. Quigley
Xiang Xiaohan filed suit after the Hunan government refused to register his LGBT organization.

March 27, 2014

That Viral ‘Kim Jong-Un Haircut’ Story Is Another Hoax

By J.T. Quigley
North Korean men are not being required to copy the Great Leader’s hairstyle.

March 27, 2014

Japan Provides $66 Million in Aid for Super Typhoon Haiyan Recovery

By J.T. Quigley
Also: Anwar calls on parliament to stop abuse of opposition, Malaysian jet catches fire mid-flight.

March 26, 2014

Shigeru Ban, Japan’s Socially Conscious ‘Paper Architect,’ Wins 2014 Pritzker Prize

By J.T. Quigley
Ban, whose signature medium is cardboard, has constructed temporary disaster shelters around the globe.
March 26, 2014

Russell Crowe’s Noah Blocked by Indonesian Censorship Board

By J.T. Quigley
Hollywood’s biblical blockbuster allegedly contradicts the Koran.

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