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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.

Cat Burglar: Unemployed Japanese Man Stole $185,000 to Feed Feline Friends
December 17, 2013
Cat Burglar: Unemployed Japanese Man Stole $185,000 to Feed Feline Friends
Mamoru Demizu spent $250 a day to provide premium food to 120 cats, mostly strays.
Cat Burglar: Unemployed Japanese Man Stole $185,000 to Feed Feline Friends
Rodman Headed for Pyongyang Despite Political Turmoil
December 17, 2013
Rodman Headed for Pyongyang Despite Political Turmoil
Days after Jang Song-Thaek’s execution, “The Worm” confirms a return visit.
Rodman Headed for Pyongyang Despite Political Turmoil
In the Land of Pacquiao, Teen Boxer’s Death Leads to Calls for a School Boxing Ban
December 17, 2013
In the Land of Pacquiao, Teen Boxer’s Death Leads to Calls for a School Boxing Ban
Also: Bus crash kills 21 in Manila, Malaysian tourists flock to Japan.
In the Land of Pacquiao, Teen Boxer’s Death Leads to Calls for a School Boxing Ban
Bollywood Stars Condemn Supreme Court’s Gay Sex Ban
December 16, 2013
Bollywood Stars Condemn Supreme Court’s Gay Sex Ban
Indian celebrities rally behind the LGBT community after last week’s controversial ruling.
Bollywood Stars Condemn Supreme Court’s Gay Sex Ban
Indonesian Cave Gives Researchers a Glimpse of Tsunami History
December 15, 2013
Indonesian Cave Gives Researchers a Glimpse of Tsunami History
A combination of sediments and bat droppings reveal the frequency of big waves.
Indonesian Cave Gives Researchers a Glimpse of Tsunami History
UNESCO-Certified Japanese Cuisine Losing its Popularity at Home
December 13, 2013
UNESCO-Certified Japanese Cuisine Losing its Popularity at Home
Busy lifestyles have led to a booming fast food industry, threatening “washoku.”
UNESCO-Certified Japanese Cuisine Losing its Popularity at Home
India Reinstates 153-Year-Old Law Criminalizing Gay Sex
December 12, 2013
India Reinstates 153-Year-Old Law Criminalizing Gay Sex
Activists shocked by the reversal of a 2009 ruling that deemed the law unconstitutional.
India Reinstates 153-Year-Old Law Criminalizing Gay Sex
China Mulls Nationwide Public Smoking Ban
December 12, 2013
China Mulls Nationwide Public Smoking Ban
But with 10 percent of government revenue from state-owned tobacco, is it even possible?
China Mulls Nationwide Public Smoking Ban
American to Be Charged with Abusing Children at Cambodian Orphanage
December 12, 2013
American to Be Charged with Abusing Children at Cambodian Orphanage
Also: Red Cross worried about aid dependency in the Philippines, Thai rice farmers threaten roadblocks.
American to Be Charged with Abusing Children at Cambodian Orphanage
A Kentucky Fried Christmas in Japan
December 11, 2013
A Kentucky Fried Christmas in Japan
Clever marketing and a bit of cultural naiveté have made KFC the king of Christmas.
A Kentucky Fried Christmas in Japan
After Shanghai Disappears Under a Blanket of Smog, State Media Touts It as a “Defensive Advantage”
December 10, 2013
After Shanghai Disappears Under a Blanket of Smog, State Media Touts It as a “Defensive Advantage”
Severe air pollution brings China’s financial hub to its knees as news outlets criticized over positive coverage.
After Shanghai Disappears Under a Blanket of Smog, State Media Touts It as a “Defensive Advantage”
Aussie Scientists May Have Solved the Global Water Shortage Crisis
December 10, 2013
Aussie Scientists May Have Solved the Global Water Shortage Crisis
Massive undersea freshwater reserves may be able to quench humanity’s thirst.
Aussie Scientists May Have Solved the Global Water Shortage Crisis
Singapore’s Little India Riot: Was Alcohol to Blame?
December 10, 2013
Singapore’s Little India Riot: Was Alcohol to Blame?
Also: Deadly train wreck in Jakarta, poverty rate declines in the Philippines.
Singapore’s Little India Riot: Was Alcohol to Blame?
No More Shark Fin Soup at CCP Banquets
December 09, 2013
No More Shark Fin Soup at CCP Banquets
Beijing bans controversial delicacies amid crackdown on extravagant spending.
No More Shark Fin Soup at CCP Banquets
<i>14 on Fire</i>: Asia Pacific May Host Final Rolling Stones Tour
December 06, 2013
14 on Fire: Asia Pacific May Host Final Rolling Stones Tour
After the band’s 50th anniversary gigs in the U.S. and U.K., Asian fans get their chance.
14 on Fire: Asia Pacific May Host Final Rolling Stones Tour
Samsung Heavy Industries Floats the World’s Largest “Ship”
December 06, 2013
Samsung Heavy Industries Floats the World’s Largest “Ship”
The Prelude, commissioned by Shell, will be used as a liquefied natural gas platform.
Samsung Heavy Industries Floats the World’s Largest “Ship”
Iconic Bruce Lee Memorabilia on Hong Kong Auction Block
December 05, 2013
Iconic Bruce Lee Memorabilia on Hong Kong Auction Block
Kung Fu superstar’s yellow jump suit and matching nunchuks among 14 items for sale.
Iconic Bruce Lee Memorabilia on Hong Kong Auction Block
Humans Aren’t at the Top of the Food Chain... Yet
December 05, 2013
Humans Aren’t at the Top of the Food Chain... Yet
But we’re climbing higher, as a study finds us consuming more meat than ever before, aided by China and India.
Humans Aren’t at the Top of the Food Chain... Yet
Indonesian Men Freed after Allegedly Killing, Eating Orangutan
December 05, 2013
Indonesian Men Freed after Allegedly Killing, Eating Orangutan
Also: Thai protestors trade banners for brooms, nearly 20k evacuated in Malaysian floods.
Indonesian Men Freed after Allegedly Killing, Eating Orangutan
More than a Dozen Quarantined after Hong Kong Bird Flu Scare
December 04, 2013
More than a Dozen Quarantined after Hong Kong Bird Flu Scare
Officials believe that an Indonesian maid contracted H7N9 in Shenzhen.
More than a Dozen Quarantined after Hong Kong Bird Flu Scare
“281_Antinuke” Risks Death Threats and Arrest in His Fight Against TEPCO, Japanese Government
December 03, 2013
“281_Antinuke” Risks Death Threats and Arrest in His Fight Against TEPCO, Japanese Government
Described by many as the “Japanese Banksy,” 281 spreads his political messages through graffiti.
“281_Antinuke” Risks Death Threats and Arrest in His Fight Against TEPCO, Japanese Government
Paul Walker’s Charity, ROWW, Was Among Haiyan First Responders
December 03, 2013
Paul Walker’s Charity, ROWW, Was Among Haiyan First Responders
Also: Thai police chief to crack down on leakers, AirAsia top LCC at travel awards.
Paul Walker’s Charity, ROWW, Was Among Haiyan First Responders
Jade Rabbit: Liftoff for China’s First Lunar Probe
December 02, 2013
Jade Rabbit: Liftoff for China’s First Lunar Probe
Chinese rover will survey the moon’s surface ahead of planned future landings.
Jade Rabbit: Liftoff for China’s First Lunar Probe
Was Pecan Pie Missing From Your Thanksgiving Feast? Blame China
November 29, 2013
Was Pecan Pie Missing From Your Thanksgiving Feast? Blame China
Chinese demand for the U.S.-grown nuts helped prices soar by 30 percent.
Was Pecan Pie Missing From Your Thanksgiving Feast? Blame China
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