Shinzo Abe’s Women Troubles II

On Oct. 22, we looked at women in Japan’s work force. Now we look at politics.


Philippines VP Runs into Corruption Roadblock

Jojo Binay can’t shake dirty wealth allegations


Book Review: Kingdom in Crisis

Thailand’s Struggle for Democracy in the 21st Century, by Andrew MacGregor Marshall. Zed Books, London. Soft cover, 238 pp, US$109.00 on Amazon Books. 

Book Review: The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia

By Bill Hayton. Yale University Press, Hard cover, 263 pp, US$29.13 on Amazon

Interview Shows HK Chief to be Clueless

CY Leung digs a new hole with words

Indonesia’s Joko Searches for Honest Men

Shock vetting of potential cabinet candidates reveals corrupt hopefuls

Womenomics in Japan

Abe set out to empower women as a pillar of economic growth

Taiwan to Join Submarine Race

Newest plans greeted with cautious optimism 

Maldives’ Devil’s Pact on the Environment

Thilafushi, the trash island 

Indonesia’s Joko Takes Center Stage

Transformative figure enters the presidential palace in Jakarta