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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.

South Korea’s $660 Million Robot Theme Park to Open in 2016
January 31, 2014
South Korea’s $660 Million Robot Theme Park to Open in 2016
“Robot Land” will combine traditional rides with educational and research facilities.
South Korea’s $660 Million Robot Theme Park to Open in 2016
Google Sells Motorola to Lenovo in China’s Biggest Technology Acquisition
January 30, 2014
Google Sells Motorola to Lenovo in China’s Biggest Technology Acquisition
$2.91 billion purchase makes Lenovo the world’s third-largest smartphone maker.
Google Sells Motorola to Lenovo in China’s Biggest Technology Acquisition
Shrouded in Smog, Chinese Officials Consider a Firework Ban
January 30, 2014
Shrouded in Smog, Chinese Officials Consider a Firework Ban
Concerns over increased air pollution may halt the Chinese New Year tradition.
Shrouded in Smog, Chinese Officials Consider a Firework Ban
Philippine Archbishop: Pope Francis “Might” Visit Typhoon-Damaged Areas
January 30, 2014
Philippine Archbishop: Pope Francis “Might” Visit Typhoon-Damaged Areas
Also: Cheap Big Macs in Southeast Asia, street vendors reeling from Bangkok protests.
Philippine Archbishop: Pope Francis “Might” Visit Typhoon-Damaged Areas
<i>I Am Malala</i>: Pakistan Book Launch Blocked By Provincial Government
January 29, 2014
I Am Malala: Pakistan Book Launch Blocked By Provincial Government
Officials cited security concerns, but deeper issues over Malala’s Western celebrity were likely at play.
I Am Malala: Pakistan Book Launch Blocked By Provincial Government
Western Australia Shark Culling: Petitions and Protests After First Kill
January 28, 2014
Western Australia Shark Culling: Petitions and Protests After First Kill
Nationwide poll shows that Australians are overwhelmingly opposed.
Western Australia Shark Culling: Petitions and Protests After First Kill
Ruhan Jia: Can China’s State-Sponsored Pop Star Win Western Favor?
January 28, 2014
Ruhan Jia: Can China’s State-Sponsored Pop Star Win Western Favor?
Ruhan’s squeaky-clean image is a stark contrast to her hard-partying Western peers.
Ruhan Jia: Can China’s State-Sponsored Pop Star Win Western Favor?
Vietnamese Banker Sentenced to Life in Prison for Massive Embezzlement Scheme
January 28, 2014
Vietnamese Banker Sentenced to Life in Prison for Massive Embezzlement Scheme
Also: Cambodian police break up television protest, Malaysian church attacked with Molotov cocktails.
Vietnamese Banker Sentenced to Life in Prison for Massive Embezzlement Scheme
Head of Japan’s NHK: Broadcaster Should Support Senkaku Claim
January 27, 2014
Head of Japan’s NHK: Broadcaster Should Support Senkaku Claim
Katsuto Momii also called international anger over Japan’s wartime brothels “puzzling.”
Head of Japan’s NHK: Broadcaster Should Support Senkaku Claim
Hong Kong Tycoon Doubles Controversial “Marriage Bounty” for Lesbian Daughter
January 24, 2014
Hong Kong Tycoon Doubles Controversial “Marriage Bounty” for Lesbian Daughter
Cecil Chao will pay $130 million to the man who marries his openly gay heiress.
Hong Kong Tycoon Doubles Controversial “Marriage Bounty” for Lesbian Daughter
Australian Police Seize $510 Million in Drugs, Cash and Assets in Money Laundering Sting
January 23, 2014
Australian Police Seize $510 Million in Drugs, Cash and Assets in Money Laundering Sting
Year-long “Operation Eligo” targeted biker gangs, human traffickers – even Hezbollah.
Australian Police Seize $510 Million in Drugs, Cash and Assets in Money Laundering Sting
How Did the Wife of India’s “Minister Twitter” Die?
January 23, 2014
How Did the Wife of India’s “Minister Twitter” Die?
After exposing Shashi Tharoor’s affair on social media, Sunanda Pushkar allegedly overdosed.
How Did the Wife of India’s “Minister Twitter” Die?
Philippine Police: Sinaloa Cartel Hitmen Have Targeted Arrested Members
January 23, 2014
Philippine Police: Sinaloa Cartel Hitmen Have Targeted Arrested Members
Also: Indonesian president supports abused maid, Thai general to deploy army if police lose control.
Philippine Police: Sinaloa Cartel Hitmen Have Targeted Arrested Members
International Violin Star Vanessa-Mae to Ski for Thailand at Sochi Games
January 21, 2014
International Violin Star Vanessa-Mae to Ski for Thailand at Sochi Games
The British-Thai musical prodigy will compete in the giant slalom next month.
International Violin Star Vanessa-Mae to Ski for Thailand at Sochi Games
Third Straight Annual Loss for Nintendo: Is it Time to Embrace Mobile Gaming?
January 21, 2014
Third Straight Annual Loss for Nintendo: Is it Time to Embrace Mobile Gaming?
After slashing console sales forecasts, Nintendo CEO finally considers smartphones.
Third Straight Annual Loss for Nintendo: Is it Time to Embrace Mobile Gaming?
Popular Indonesian Twitter Users Can Get Paid to Tweet Ads
January 21, 2014
Popular Indonesian Twitter Users Can Get Paid to Tweet Ads
Also: Philippine farmers offer reward for rice thieves, Malaysian opposition leader banned from entering Japan.
Popular Indonesian Twitter Users Can Get Paid to Tweet Ads
Caroline Kennedy is “Deeply Concerned” Over Japan’s Annual Dolphin Hunt
January 20, 2014
Caroline Kennedy is “Deeply Concerned” Over Japan’s Annual Dolphin Hunt
The hunt, which inspired Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, began Saturday.
Caroline Kennedy is “Deeply Concerned” Over Japan’s Annual Dolphin Hunt
Filipina Caregiver Wins Israeli Version of “X Factor”
January 17, 2014
Filipina Caregiver Wins Israeli Version of “X Factor”
Also: Lucasfilm regional headquarters open in Singapore, Malaysia cracks down on undocumented foreigners.
Filipina Caregiver Wins Israeli Version of “X Factor”
Japan Will Cast a “Magnetic Net” for Space Junk
January 16, 2014
Japan Will Cast a “Magnetic Net” for Space Junk
JAXA has partnered with a fishing equipment company in an attempt to clean up orbiting debris.
Japan Will Cast a “Magnetic Net” for Space Junk
Kenichi Suganuma
January 16, 2014
Kenichi Suganuma
The Diplomat’s J.T. Quigley spoke with Kenichi Suganuma, the Japanese Ambassador to Brunei, about the future of his country’s 30-year relationship with the Sultanate.
Kenichi Suganuma
Nirbheek: India’s Anti-Rape Gun Draws Widespread Criticism
January 15, 2014
Nirbheek: India’s Anti-Rape Gun Draws Widespread Criticism
The country’s first “firearm made for women” was named after Delhi gang-rape victim.
Nirbheek: India’s Anti-Rape Gun Draws Widespread Criticism
Chinese Doctor Who Sold Newborns to Human Traffickers Sentenced to Death
January 15, 2014
Chinese Doctor Who Sold Newborns to Human Traffickers Sentenced to Death
Zhang Shuxia forged test results to make parents believe that their children were gravely ill.
Chinese Doctor Who Sold Newborns to Human Traffickers Sentenced to Death
Fast Food Outlets Cash in On “Bangkok Shutdown”
January 15, 2014
Fast Food Outlets Cash in On “Bangkok Shutdown”
Also: Indonesia explains mineral export ban, push for increased animal protection in Singapore.
Fast Food Outlets Cash in On “Bangkok Shutdown”
School to be Renamed After Pakistan Teen who Thwarted Suicide Bombing
January 14, 2014
School to be Renamed After Pakistan Teen who Thwarted Suicide Bombing
Aitzaz Hassan, 15, died after tackling a suicide bomber outside his school.
School to be Renamed After Pakistan Teen who Thwarted Suicide Bombing
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