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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.

Who Are the Uyghurs <em>Really</em>?
October 31, 2013
Who Are the Uyghurs Really?
After growing up in post-9/11 America, living among Uyghurs changed my perception of Muslims.
Who Are the Uyghurs Really?
Japan’s LDP Mulls Tepco Breakup as Fuel Rods OK’d for Risky Removal
October 31, 2013
Japan’s LDP Mulls Tepco Breakup as Fuel Rods OK’d for Risky Removal
Abe panel suggests that utility is unfit to decommission the stricken plant.
Japan’s LDP Mulls Tepco Breakup as Fuel Rods OK’d for Risky Removal
American TV Network Apologizes for “Kill Everyone in China” Comedy Skit
October 30, 2013
American TV Network Apologizes for “Kill Everyone in China” Comedy Skit
Jimmy Kimmel Live segment prompted outrage , Hitler comparison.
American TV Network Apologizes for “Kill Everyone in China” Comedy Skit
English from 3rd Grade for Japanese Students?
October 29, 2013
English from 3rd Grade for Japanese Students?
Will students benefit without fundamental changes to the current system? Teachers weigh in.
English from 3rd Grade for Japanese Students?
Scientist Links Asia’s “Abominable Snowman” to Ancient Bear
October 29, 2013
Scientist Links Asia’s “Abominable Snowman” to Ancient Bear
Tests of alleged Yeti hair samples match 120,000-year-old polar bear DNA.
Scientist Links Asia’s “Abominable Snowman” to Ancient Bear
Bye Bye, Bintang? Bali Braces for Proposed Indonesian Alcohol Ban
October 28, 2013
Bye Bye, Bintang? Bali Braces for Proposed Indonesian Alcohol Ban
Islamists push for prohibition in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.
Bye Bye, Bintang? Bali Braces for Proposed Indonesian Alcohol Ban
Mizuho Bank’s Yakuza Scandal: More than 30 Execs to be Punished
October 25, 2013
Mizuho Bank’s Yakuza Scandal: More than 30 Execs to be Punished
Roughly $2 million was knowingly loaned to Japanese gangsters.
Mizuho Bank’s Yakuza Scandal: More than 30 Execs to be Punished
Hoy Fong’s Sriracha Hot Sauce: How It Earned a Place Beside Ketchup and Mustard
October 25, 2013
Hoy Fong’s Sriracha Hot Sauce: How It Earned a Place Beside Ketchup and Mustard
Condiment founder went from Vietnamese refugee to humble millionaire.
Hoy Fong’s Sriracha Hot Sauce: How It Earned a Place Beside Ketchup and Mustard
After Dressing Down for “Cool Biz,” Japanese Workers Layer Up for “Warm Biz”
October 24, 2013
After Dressing Down for “Cool Biz,” Japanese Workers Layer Up for “Warm Biz”
Environmental Ministry asks offices and homes to set thermostats to 20°C.
After Dressing Down for “Cool Biz,” Japanese Workers Layer Up for “Warm Biz”
Aussie Scientists: Money <em>Does</em> Grow On (Eucalyptus) Trees
October 23, 2013
Aussie Scientists: Money Does Grow On (Eucalyptus) Trees
Team finds gold in eucalyptus branches and leaves.
Aussie Scientists: Money Does Grow On (Eucalyptus) Trees
N. American Retailer Group Pushes for Factory Reform in Bangladesh
October 23, 2013
N. American Retailer Group Pushes for Factory Reform in Bangladesh
After recent tragedies at Bangladeshi factories, safety and transparency at forefront.
N. American Retailer Group Pushes for Factory Reform in Bangladesh
Indian Guru’s “Spiritual Conversation” with Dead King Sparks Treasure Hunt
October 22, 2013
Indian Guru’s “Spiritual Conversation” with Dead King Sparks Treasure Hunt
Archaeologists are excavating ruins in search of 1,000 tons of gold.
Indian Guru’s “Spiritual Conversation” with Dead King Sparks Treasure Hunt
Aussie Official: Outlaw Bikers Will Wear Pink Prison Uniforms
October 21, 2013
Aussie Official: Outlaw Bikers Will Wear Pink Prison Uniforms
Proposed jail reforms would see bikies trading black leather for hot pink.
Aussie Official: Outlaw Bikers Will Wear Pink Prison Uniforms
Modern-Day Slavery: India’s Other Shame
October 19, 2013
Modern-Day Slavery: India’s Other Shame
Study: India accounts for nearly half of the world’s slaves.
Modern-Day Slavery: India’s Other Shame
Bani Haykal: Crafting Music with “Dormant” Objects
October 17, 2013
Bani Haykal: Crafting Music with “Dormant” Objects
The Singaporean musician creates – and composes with – unusual instruments.
Bani Haykal: Crafting Music with “Dormant” Objects
After $1B Valuation, Fake Beats Flood Chinese Wholesale Market
October 16, 2013
After $1B Valuation, Fake Beats Flood Chinese Wholesale Market
Chinese factories offering huge bulk-buys of the sought-after knock-offs.
After $1B Valuation, Fake Beats Flood Chinese Wholesale Market
Takashi Yanase, Creator of Iconic Anpanman Character, Dies at 94
October 16, 2013
Takashi Yanase, Creator of Iconic Anpanman Character, Dies at 94
Cartoonist’s bread-inspired hero is ubiquitous in Japan, beloved by children.
Takashi Yanase, Creator of Iconic Anpanman Character, Dies at 94
Can $150 Melons Boost Japan’s Post-TPP Agriculture Exports?
October 16, 2013
Can $150 Melons Boost Japan’s Post-TPP Agriculture Exports?
Trade deal may open the doors for high-end Japanese fruit, rice and beef exports.
Can $150 Melons Boost Japan’s Post-TPP Agriculture Exports?
Samsung Galaxy Round: The Dawn of Flexible-Display Smartphones?
October 13, 2013
Samsung Galaxy Round: The Dawn of Flexible-Display Smartphones?
From rumors to reality, Samsung has produced the first truly curved handset.
Samsung Galaxy Round: The Dawn of Flexible-Display Smartphones?
Taobao to Crack Down on Fake Louis Vuitton Goods
October 11, 2013
Taobao to Crack Down on Fake Louis Vuitton Goods
The world’s biggest online marketplace is teaming up with the world’s largest luxury brand.
Taobao to Crack Down on Fake Louis Vuitton Goods
Foxconn Under Fire: Interns Forced to Make PlayStation 4 Consoles
October 11, 2013
Foxconn Under Fire: Interns Forced to Make PlayStation 4 Consoles
University forced student interns to work, said they wouldn’t graduate otherwise.
Foxconn Under Fire: Interns Forced to Make PlayStation 4 Consoles
Sony Xperia Z1F: A Powerful Android Handset for Smaller Hands
October 10, 2013
Sony Xperia Z1F: A Powerful Android Handset for Smaller Hands
The 4.3-inch Z1 “Mini” may be a Japan-only exclusive.
Sony Xperia Z1F: A Powerful Android Handset for Smaller Hands
Samsung Launching Another (Gold) Flip Phone – With High-End Specs
October 10, 2013
Samsung Launching Another (Gold) Flip Phone – With High-End Specs
Classy clamshell will sport a Snapdragon 800 CPU and a 13MP camera.
Samsung Launching Another (Gold) Flip Phone – With High-End Specs
iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2: Rumor Roundup Ahead of October 22 Event
October 09, 2013
iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2: Rumor Roundup Ahead of October 22 Event
Apple is preparing to release a duo of new iPads – what has changed?
iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2: Rumor Roundup Ahead of October 22 Event
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