While New York Times reporters have relocated to Taipei earlier this year due to media expulsions from China, it remains to be seen whether or not other western media outlets intend to open bureaus in Taiwan.
This SNA Speakeasy features Hideki Yoshikawa on the theme of “Opposing Henoko Base in Nago, Okinawa.”
Debates about the proper use of pronouns in the English language are nothing new, and in the contemporary era there is a revived appreciation of their role in creating gender inclusivity.
This SNA Speakeasy features PN Balji on the theme of “Migrant Workers and Covid-19 in Singapore.”
Sparked by the George Floyd murder by police in the United States last month, street protests against official violence towards minorities and disenfranchised peoples have sprung up worldwide.
A proposal by the Ishigaki city government in Okinawa, Japan, to rename the disputed Senkaku-Diaoyutai Islands in order to reaffirm Japanese claims of sovereignty over the islands has led to nationalistic responses in Taiwan from among members of the Nationalist Party (KMT) and members of the Pan-Blue camp.
This SNA Speakeasy features Jake Adelstein on the theme of “The End for Shinzo Abe”
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the first half of June 2020.
This SNA Speakeasy features Sierra Todd on the theme of “Black Lives Matter in the Tokyo Region.”
Since the 1990s, US society has been drawing into two broad camps, which for simplicity’s sake we will call the Reds and the Blues. This year, the polarization between them has reached a new level of passion and intensity. If this polarization descends entirely into a civil war—and the November 2020 elections could very well be a trigger for such a scenario—history suggests that the initial victory would be decisively in favor of the Red fascists.