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Japanese Corporations Get VIP COVID-19 Vaccine Treatment Ahead of Immunity Passports
June 16, 2021

Japanese Corporations Get VIP COVID-19 Vaccine Treatment Ahead of Immunity Passports

By Thisanka Siripala
Despite a lagging vaccination rollout, Japan has set its sights on issuing vaccine passports and ensuring corporations get priority jabs.

Why Are Indians So Angry at Bill Gates?
June 15, 2021

Why Are Indians So Angry at Bill Gates?

By Akshay Tarfe
The latest backlash against the Gates Foundation in India is the result of years' worth of concerns raised by human rights activists and civil society.
Poor Access to Safe Abortions Is Killing South Asian Women
June 15, 2021

Poor Access to Safe Abortions Is Killing South Asian Women

By Bansari Kamdar
Even in countries where abortion is legal, access to safe abortions remains challenging

China’s Repression of the Hui: A Slow Boil
June 15, 2021

China’s Repression of the Hui: A Slow Boil

By James Jennion
Even China’s “preferred Muslims” face tightening restrictions on religious expression.

South Korean Female Sergeant’s Death Highlight Military’s Problem With Sexual Assault
June 14, 2021

South Korean Female Sergeant’s Death Highlight Military’s Problem With Sexual Assault

By Mitch Shin
The Ministry of National Defense promised a thorough investigation into the case, but critics say it’s too little, too late.

Dragon Boat Festival and Chinese Nation-Building in Xinjiang
June 14, 2021

Dragon Boat Festival and Chinese Nation-Building in Xinjiang

By Timothy Grose
Forced observances of Han holidays are part of the CCP campaign to remake ethno-national loyalties among Turkic groups in Xinjiang.

Japan’s COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Is Quietly Picking Up Steam
June 11, 2021

Japan’s COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Is Quietly Picking Up Steam

By Thisanka Siripala
Vaccinations for the elderly are in full swing, but the current pace means Japan won’t see a return to normal life until the end of the year.
Maori Connection to Antarctic May Predate European ‘Discovery’
June 11, 2021

Maori Connection to Antarctic May Predate European ‘Discovery’

By Joshua Mcdonald
New research links the Maori people to possibly discovering Antarctica long before Europeans and Americans.

What’s Next in the Meng Wanzhou Extradition Trial?
June 11, 2021

What’s Next in the Meng Wanzhou Extradition Trial?

By Edward Lehman and Jed Rothstein
The controversial case of the Huawei executive sparked a diplomatic crisis. But where do the legal proceedings stand?

In the ‘Three-Child’ Era, China Must Confront Embedded Misogyny
June 10, 2021

In the ‘Three-Child’ Era, China Must Confront Embedded Misogyny

By Jiayuan Wang
Loud encouragement for women to have more children, coupled with a rise in rhetoric equating femininity with weakness, could be a damaging combination for women’s rights in China.

Is Kazakhstan Losing Its Most Talented Youth to Russia?
June 10, 2021

Is Kazakhstan Losing Its Most Talented Youth to Russia?

By Alimana Zhanmukanova
From musicians and students to professionals, some of Kazakhstan’s best and brightest choose to establish themselves in Russia. Why?
High-Profile Rape Trial Continues India’s Sordid Tradition of Victim-Blaming  
June 10, 2021

High-Profile Rape Trial Continues India’s Sordid Tradition of Victim-Blaming  

By Sudha Ramachandran
The judge’s report in the case against Tarun Tejpal sparked outrage for its misogynistic scrutiny of the plaintiff.

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