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Jonathan DeHart

Jonathan DeHart is a Tokyo-based journalist and correspondent for The Diplomat.

Jonathan DeHart writes primarily about art, culture and social trends. Previously, he worked as a journalist for both print and online media in Shanghai and served as associate editor for The Diplomat in Tokyo.

He can be followed on Twitter @jon_de_hart

Posts by Jonathan DeHart
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May 02, 2016

Bangkok Noir: Crime Fiction in the City of Angels

By Jonathan DeHart
Thailand’s capital is home to a vibrant community of writers exploring the city’s vast underbelly.
April 01, 2016

Thangka: Painting the Roadmap to Enlightenment

By Jonathan DeHart
An interview with thangka master painter and teacher, Ambar Lama, on the state of this iconic Tibet-an art.

August 15, 2014

Jet Black and the Ninja Wind: Slice-and-Dice of a Japanese Myth

By Jonathan DeHart
Ninjutsu, cryptography and ancient history come together in a high-octane adventure. The best part: the hero is a teenage girl.

February 19, 2014

Storytelling, Cultural Spheres and the Senkaku Dilemma

By Jonathan DeHart
To what extent could a shared cultural sphere overcome bitter disputes and heal wounds from East Asia’s past?

October 11, 2013

Chindian Diaries: Sharing the Chinese-Indian Experience

The Chindian Diaries explore a unique mixture of ingredients in Southeast Asia’s cultural melting pot.

October 11, 2013

Miss Universe in Hot Water Over “Insulting” Taj Mahal Photo Shoot

Olivia Culpo faces potential fines for her fashion shoot at the Taj Mahal.

October 10, 2013

Busan International Film Festival: Exploring Asia’s Cinematic Fringe

Asia’s largest film festival continues to grow, with an eye towards indie cinema.

October 10, 2013

Nobel in Literature: Could This Be Haruki Murakami’s Year?

The Japanese author has been tipped to win often before. Will this be the year?

October 09, 2013

I Am Malala Hits Shelves Ahead of Nobel Peace Prize

One year since the Taliban shot Malala Yousafzai in the head, she could win the Nobel Peace Prize.

October 09, 2013

Goldfish: From Tang Dynasty Ponds to 21st Century Aquariums

An ancient breed of Chinese carp has become one of the world’s most recognizable aquatic species.

October 08, 2013

Taiji of The Cove Infamy Opens a Marine Park

Although a family-friendly marine park is opening in Taiji, the dolphin cull will continue.

October 08, 2013

Indian State of Gujarat Holds First-Ever LGBT Pride March

Officials permitted around 170 to gather in Surat for Gujarat’s first gay pride parade.

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