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J.T. Quigley

J.T. Quigley

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.

Help Wanted: A Reliable Executioner in Sri Lanka
March 14, 2014
Help Wanted: A Reliable Executioner in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s latest hangman resigns after visiting the gallows.
Help Wanted: A Reliable Executioner in Sri Lanka
Indian Diplomat Row: Charges Dropped Against Devyani Khobragade
March 13, 2014
Indian Diplomat Row: Charges Dropped Against Devyani Khobragade
U.S. prosecutors have hinted that they will pursue a new indictment.
Indian Diplomat Row: Charges Dropped Against Devyani Khobragade
Flappy Bird Flies Again? Vietnamese Programmer’s Tell-All
March 13, 2014
Flappy Bird Flies Again? Vietnamese Programmer’s Tell-All
Also: Flight MH370 first officer known to invite guests into cockpit, Thailand slashes rates.
Flappy Bird Flies Again? Vietnamese Programmer’s Tell-All
Jackie Chan’s K-Pop ‘Boy Band’ to Release Debut Album This Month
March 12, 2014
Jackie Chan’s K-Pop ‘Boy Band’ to Release Debut Album This Month
The martial arts master and action superstar is now managing a male idol group.
Jackie Chan’s K-Pop ‘Boy Band’ to Release Debut Album This Month
PTSD Plagues Tohoku Three Years After March 11 Disaster
March 11, 2014
PTSD Plagues Tohoku Three Years After March 11 Disaster
More than 30 percent of children in disaster areas battle with the psychological side effects.
PTSD Plagues Tohoku Three Years After March 11 Disaster
Koichi Wakata Becomes First Japanese Commander of International Space Station
March 11, 2014
Koichi Wakata Becomes First Japanese Commander of International Space Station
The veteran astronaut, who previously served as flight engineer, will hold the post until mid-May.
Koichi Wakata Becomes First Japanese Commander of International Space Station
In Bid to Draw Tourists, Thailand Offers Free Facial Reconstruction Surgery
March 11, 2014
In Bid to Draw Tourists, Thailand Offers Free Facial Reconstruction Surgery
Also: “Amerasians” in the Philippines yearn for U.S. citizenship; Aussie with amnesia found in Cambodia.
In Bid to Draw Tourists, Thailand Offers Free Facial Reconstruction Surgery
Thai Police, FBI Investigate ‘Passport Ring’ With Ties to Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet
March 10, 2014
Thai Police, FBI Investigate ‘Passport Ring’ With Ties to Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet
Stolen passports used to board flight MH370 raise concerns over security lapse, terrorism.
Thai Police, FBI Investigate ‘Passport Ring’ With Ties to Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet
Divine Intervention? Indonesian Clerics Issue Fatwa to Protect Endangered Species
March 08, 2014
Divine Intervention? Indonesian Clerics Issue Fatwa to Protect Endangered Species
The decree compels Indonesia’s 200 million Muslims to put an end to wildlife trafficking.
Divine Intervention? Indonesian Clerics Issue Fatwa to Protect Endangered Species
Meals for Masochists: 7 of Asia’s Spiciest Foods
March 07, 2014
Meals for Masochists: 7 of Asia’s Spiciest Foods
Regional cuisine includes some notoriously fiery dishes – how many have you eaten?
Meals for Masochists: 7 of Asia’s Spiciest Foods
Autumn Radtke: Bitcoin Exchange CEO Found Dead in Singapore
March 06, 2014
Autumn Radtke: Bitcoin Exchange CEO Found Dead in Singapore
The 28-year-old First Meta executive may have committed suicide.
Autumn Radtke: Bitcoin Exchange CEO Found Dead in Singapore
February Was Singapore’s Driest Month in 145 Years
March 06, 2014
February Was Singapore’s Driest Month in 145 Years
Also: “Walk of shame” angers Filipinos, 10 Malaysian children killed by dengue since January.
February Was Singapore’s Driest Month in 145 Years
New Zealand’s Grammy-Winning <i>Lorde</i> Kicks Off Sold-Out US Tour
March 05, 2014
New Zealand’s Grammy-Winning Lorde Kicks Off Sold-Out US Tour
The 17-year-old Kiwi mesmerized fans in Austin after surprise “Song of the Year” nod.
New Zealand’s Grammy-Winning Lorde Kicks Off Sold-Out US Tour
Filipino-American Composer Wins Best Original Song at the Oscars
March 04, 2014
Filipino-American Composer Wins Best Original Song at the Oscars
Also: Malaysian daycare teacher molested children, anti-harassment bill introduced in Singapore.
Filipino-American Composer Wins Best Original Song at the Oscars
North Korea Releases Australian Missionary as Bae Languishes in Prison
March 03, 2014
North Korea Releases Australian Missionary as Bae Languishes in Prison
John Short was deported after confessing to the distribution of Christian materials.
North Korea Releases Australian Missionary as Bae Languishes in Prison
Chinese Government Approves Two New ‘Anti-Japanese’ Holidays
March 01, 2014
Chinese Government Approves Two New ‘Anti-Japanese’ Holidays
Amid tensions, Japan’s defeat in WWII and the Nanjing Massacre will become “national days.”
Chinese Government Approves Two New ‘Anti-Japanese’ Holidays
Australian Website Offers Apologies to Asylum Seekers
February 28, 2014
Australian Website Offers Apologies to Asylum Seekers
Hundreds of photos have been submitted in an effort to “humanize” the policy debate.
Australian Website Offers Apologies to Asylum Seekers
Mount Everest: Soldiers and Police Officers to Keep the Peace at Base Camp
February 27, 2014
Mount Everest: Soldiers and Police Officers to Keep the Peace at Base Camp
After a 2013 brawl between climbers and local Sherpas, authorities ramp up security.
Mount Everest: Soldiers and Police Officers to Keep the Peace at Base Camp
Climate Change Could Lead to the Disappearance of 1,500 Indonesian Islands
February 27, 2014
Climate Change Could Lead to the Disappearance of 1,500 Indonesian Islands
Also: Philippines’ Jollibee to open in Dubai, Thai boycotts crushing pro-Shinawatra businesses.
Climate Change Could Lead to the Disappearance of 1,500 Indonesian Islands
Flesh-Eating Disease ‘Prophecy’ Deemed a Hoax by Philippine Department of Health
February 26, 2014
Flesh-Eating Disease ‘Prophecy’ Deemed a Hoax by Philippine Department of Health
Unrelated cases of leprosy and psoriasis sparked widespread fear after psychic’s warning.
Flesh-Eating Disease ‘Prophecy’ Deemed a Hoax by Philippine Department of Health
Earth’s Crust Is 4.4 Billion Years Old, According to Australian Crystals
February 26, 2014
Earth’s Crust Is 4.4 Billion Years Old, According to Australian Crystals
Zircon found on a Western Australia sheep farm may be the oldest piece of our planet.
Earth’s Crust Is 4.4 Billion Years Old, According to Australian Crystals
Las Vegas Firm Wants to Make Japan Asia’s Next Gambling Destination
February 25, 2014
Las Vegas Firm Wants to Make Japan Asia’s Next Gambling Destination
Billionaire CEO of Las Vegas Sands “will spend whatever it takes” to enter the Japanese market.
Las Vegas Firm Wants to Make Japan Asia’s Next Gambling Destination
Malaysian Prime Minister: One in 10 Citizens Pay Their Taxes
February 25, 2014
Malaysian Prime Minister: One in 10 Citizens Pay Their Taxes
Also: Chinese water cannons in Scarborough Shoal and Singapore’s power plant in Myanmar.
Malaysian Prime Minister: One in 10 Citizens Pay Their Taxes
Yuna Kim’s Silver Medal: Politics or Poor Sportsmanship?
February 24, 2014
Yuna Kim’s Silver Medal: Politics or Poor Sportsmanship?
While some accuse judges of being biased, others say Sotnikova was simply better.
Yuna Kim’s Silver Medal: Politics or Poor Sportsmanship?
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