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Indonesia’s New Capital Challenge Kicks Off
September 13, 2019

Indonesia’s New Capital Challenge Kicks Off

By Luke Hunt
The announcement on moving the country’s capital is only the beginning of one of the most ambitious infrastructure ventures in its history.
A Lockdown in Central Beijing
September 13, 2019

A Lockdown in Central Beijing

By Bonnie Girard
The Chinese capital locked up tourists and business travelers will little advance notice, all for a parade rehearsal.

India’s Miners of Glittery Mica Deadlocked in Debt Traps
September 13, 2019

India’s Miners of Glittery Mica Deadlocked in Debt Traps

By Peter Bengtsen
After years of increasing attention to child labor, debt traps and risks of bondage are under-reported but widespread.

What's Next in the Battle for Southeast Asian History?
September 11, 2019

What's Next in the Battle for Southeast Asian History?

By Preeti Jha
Independent collectives in the subregion are building new platforms to give voice to alternative histories.

Unclear Boundaries in a Changing Uzbekistan
September 11, 2019

Unclear Boundaries in a Changing Uzbekistan

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
In Uzbekistan, a growing gap between the rhetoric of change and continued police discomfort with activism.
Deadly Yokohama Train Crash Points to Overburdened Rail Crossings
September 11, 2019

Deadly Yokohama Train Crash Points to Overburdened Rail Crossings

By Thisanka Siripala
A fatal train collision has sparked renewed concern over the state of rail crossing safety in Japan's urban areas.

Can the Philippines Contain African Swine Fever?
September 09, 2019

Can the Philippines Contain African Swine Fever?

By Jim Gomez
The country has been working to battle infections in affected villages in recent weeks.
To Create an Immigrant-Friendly Japan, Start with Education Reform
September 09, 2019

To Create an Immigrant-Friendly Japan, Start with Education Reform

By Asia Dobbs
The conformity that is encouraged in Japanese schools shapes a social consciousness that is suspicious of outsiders.

Patriotic Shift for China’s ‘First Class of School’ TV Program
September 06, 2019

Patriotic Shift for China’s ‘First Class of School’ TV Program

By Kendra Brock
This year’s show opened with video of the Chinese flag being raised across the country.

Timor-Leste: Between Dreadful Past and Hopeful Future
September 06, 2019

Timor-Leste: Between Dreadful Past and Hopeful Future

By Luke Hunt
20 years after the holding of a UN-backed referendum, there remains much work to do in Timor-Leste.

Japan Open for Bets on Hosting Mega Casino Resorts
September 06, 2019

Japan Open for Bets on Hosting Mega Casino Resorts

By Thisanka Siripala
Since the legalization of casinos in Japan, the battle to attract global casino operators continues amidst divided residents and business communities.
Mumbai's Last Jungle Under Threat
September 06, 2019

Mumbai's Last Jungle Under Threat

By Angel L Martínez Cantera
A metro project threatens one of the city’s last green spaces and the tribal people who live there.

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