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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.

Sleep, Forever, Among Chinese Celebrities and Cemetery Swag
February 22, 2014
Sleep, Forever, Among Chinese Celebrities and Cemetery Swag
After an enormously successful IPO, China’s biggest funeral service provider booms.
Sleep, Forever, Among Chinese Celebrities and Cemetery Swag
Hakamada Iwao and the Declining Support for Japan’s Death Penalty
February 21, 2014
Hakamada Iwao and the Declining Support for Japan’s Death Penalty
Despite government figures, the Japanese public appears increasingly skeptical of capital punishment.
Hakamada Iwao and the Declining Support for Japan’s Death Penalty
Malaysian Restaurants Busted for Putting Endangered Species on the Dinner Menu
February 20, 2014
Malaysian Restaurants Busted for Putting Endangered Species on the Dinner Menu
Special Valentine’s Day courses offered flying fox, civet and pangolin meat among others.
Malaysian Restaurants Busted for Putting Endangered Species on the Dinner Menu
15,000 Donated Boats to Replace Those Lost in Philippine Super Typhoon
February 20, 2014
15,000 Donated Boats to Replace Those Lost in Philippine Super Typhoon
Also: Husband joins search for missing Japanese diver in Bali, peat fires rage in Malaysia.
15,000 Donated Boats to Replace Those Lost in Philippine Super Typhoon
Defector’s Horrifying Drawings of Life in a North Korean Prison Camp Published by UN
February 19, 2014
Defector’s Horrifying Drawings of Life in a North Korean Prison Camp Published by UN
Crimes against humanity depicted in a series of illustrations reminiscent of the Holocaust.
Defector’s Horrifying Drawings of Life in a North Korean Prison Camp Published by UN
In Social Media Addicted Indonesia, Beauty Pageant Adds Tech-Related Titles
February 18, 2014
In Social Media Addicted Indonesia, Beauty Pageant Adds Tech-Related Titles
Miss Indonesia pageant added three awards based on a contestant’s online presence.
In Social Media Addicted Indonesia, Beauty Pageant Adds Tech-Related Titles
Tarun Tejpal: Disgraced Indian Editor Charged with Rape
February 18, 2014
Tarun Tejpal: Disgraced Indian Editor Charged with Rape
After months of apologies and outright denials, the former Tehelka magazine editor faces prison.
Tarun Tejpal: Disgraced Indian Editor Charged with Rape
Medical Marijuana Coming to the Philippines?
February 18, 2014
Medical Marijuana Coming to the Philippines?
Also: Singapore’s SMRT receives high marks, five of seven missing Japanese divers rescued in Bali.
Medical Marijuana Coming to the Philippines?
Record-Breaking Snowstorm in Japan Grinds Transportation to a Halt, Kills 12
February 17, 2014
Record-Breaking Snowstorm in Japan Grinds Transportation to a Halt, Kills 12
Tokyo and surrounding areas saw the heaviest snowfall in 45 years.
Record-Breaking Snowstorm in Japan Grinds Transportation to a Halt, Kills 12
Don’t Look Down! Russian Thrill Seekers Illegally Climb Shanghai Tower
February 15, 2014
Don’t Look Down! Russian Thrill Seekers Illegally Climb Shanghai Tower
Police are looking for two men who scaled the unfinished skyscraper without safety equipment or permission.
Don’t Look Down! Russian Thrill Seekers Illegally Climb Shanghai Tower
Mount Kelud Eruption: Indonesian Authorities Rush to Evacuate More Than 200,000
February 14, 2014
Mount Kelud Eruption: Indonesian Authorities Rush to Evacuate More Than 200,000
Two eruptions on Thursday hurled ash and rock at densely populated villages in Java.
Mount Kelud Eruption: Indonesian Authorities Rush to Evacuate More Than 200,000
Man-Eating Tigers Terrorize Northern India, Leaving 10 Dead
February 13, 2014
Man-Eating Tigers Terrorize Northern India, Leaving 10 Dead
The six-week rampage may, albeit grimly, highlight the success of conservation efforts.
Man-Eating Tigers Terrorize Northern India, Leaving 10 Dead
Singapore Braces for Haze Ahead of Indonesian Burn
February 13, 2014
Singapore Braces for Haze Ahead of Indonesian Burn
Also: Thailand braces for Friday rallies, Flappy Bird suicide hoax crops up on social media.
Singapore Braces for Haze Ahead of Indonesian Burn
Vietnam’s Flappy Bird Developer: It Was ‘An Addictive Product’
February 12, 2014
Vietnam’s Flappy Bird Developer: It Was ‘An Addictive Product’
Dong Nguyen removed the top-ranked game on Sunday, provoking death threats.
Vietnam’s Flappy Bird Developer: It Was ‘An Addictive Product’
Malaysia Cracks Down on Political Satire
February 11, 2014
Malaysia Cracks Down on Political Satire
Also: Indonesia arrests first female governor, Sultan of Brunei’s ex-wife admits to gambling spree.
Malaysia Cracks Down on Political Satire
Convicted Drug Trafficker Schapelle Corby Released from Indonesian Prison
February 10, 2014
Convicted Drug Trafficker Schapelle Corby Released from Indonesian Prison
Corby was paroled after serving nine years of a 20-year sentence for smuggling marijuana.
Convicted Drug Trafficker Schapelle Corby Released from Indonesian Prison
Japan’s Beethoven Used Ghostwriter and Isn’t Deaf
February 08, 2014
Japan’s Beethoven Used Ghostwriter and Isn’t Deaf
The scandal surrounding Mamoru Samuragochi grows as his ghostwriter emerges.
Japan’s Beethoven Used Ghostwriter and Isn’t Deaf
Ueno Zookeepers Catch “Escaped Gorilla” During Safety Drill
February 07, 2014
Ueno Zookeepers Catch “Escaped Gorilla” During Safety Drill
The “gorilla” was actually a zookeeper in an unimposing costume.
Ueno Zookeepers Catch “Escaped Gorilla” During Safety Drill
Have You Eaten These Six “Unusual” Asian Dishes?
February 06, 2014
Have You Eaten These Six “Unusual” Asian Dishes?
What may be typical fare for a local could be horrifying – or delicious – to an outsider.
Have You Eaten These Six “Unusual” Asian Dishes?
Mamoru Samuragochi: “Japan’s Beethoven” Confesses to Using Ghost Composer
February 05, 2014
Mamoru Samuragochi: “Japan’s Beethoven” Confesses to Using Ghost Composer
Samuragochi hired someone to write songs used in popular video games and an iconic Hiroshima tribute
Mamoru Samuragochi: “Japan’s Beethoven” Confesses to Using Ghost Composer
Hong Kong Brothers Plead Not Guilty to <i>Transformers 4</i> Extortion Attempt, Assault
February 05, 2014
Hong Kong Brothers Plead Not Guilty to Transformers 4 Extortion Attempt, Assault
The two men stormed the film set last October, demanding money and attacking director Michael Bay.
Hong Kong Brothers Plead Not Guilty to Transformers 4 Extortion Attempt, Assault
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines Top ‘Tobacco Industry Interference’ Ranking
February 05, 2014
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines Top ‘Tobacco Industry Interference’ Ranking
Also: Malaysia in the “foodie” spotlight and sparring senior citizens in Singapore.
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines Top ‘Tobacco Industry Interference’ Ranking
Marshall Islands Castaway Drank Turtle Blood to Survive 13 Months at Sea
February 04, 2014
Marshall Islands Castaway Drank Turtle Blood to Survive 13 Months at Sea
Jose Salvador Alvarenga drifted more than 8,000 kilometers from the coast of Mexico.
Marshall Islands Castaway Drank Turtle Blood to Survive 13 Months at Sea
<i>RoboCop</i> 3D and the Battle over Bigger Big Screens in China
February 03, 2014
RoboCop 3D and the Battle over Bigger Big Screens in China
Imax claims that low-cost “China Film Giant Screen” copied its technology.
RoboCop 3D and the Battle over Bigger Big Screens in China
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