Indonesian President Joko Widodo's plans to carry out reforms and grow the economy have suffered a setback because of internecine party strife. The rift between him and his Indonesian Democratic Party -- Struggle (PDI-P) is excruciating to watch. While a leadership struggle within opposition Golkar puts into question its joining his ruling coalition.
Following last year's deadly Sewol disaster, the South Korean government has worked to enhance safety measures. However, despite its efforts, recurring accidents have people questioning how much has changed since the tragedy.
The South Korean government has lifted the departure ban on a former chief of The Sankei Shimbun's Seoul Bureau, eight months after barring him from leaving the country.
The news about Finland deciding to undertake reforms in its education system -- one of the most admired in the world -- has taken the world by surprise. In the opinion of its admirers, Finland's education system is almost flawless.
2015/4/16, 1 Comment
Sometimes I wonder if we humans are really better than animals or machines. While watching the news on TV or reading the newspaper, I often come across beastlike men who are inferior to animals and machines.
2015/4/16, 1 Comment
In the last month, the international media has been carrying articles on the fight between the United States and China over the formation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
2015/4/15, 1 Comment
Japanese security policy has hit a dead end. Tokyo criticizes that since 2010, illegal incursions into the territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands (known as Diaoyu in China and Diaoyutai in Taiwan) by Chinese government ships have increased.
2015/4/14, 1 Comment
In the movie Surrogates, human beings live in isolation and interact by remote-controlling surrogate robots, who are perfectly good looking, young, healthy and athletic. In Gamer, people have personalities in simulation worlds that are different from their real lives.
The Thai minimum wage -- the lowest payment allowed under the law to unskilled labor -- is always linked with how good the economy will be doing and how "attractive" a country is to foreign investors.
There is no getting away from it: Lifting martial law doesn't mean anything if it's replaced by an equally, if not more, draconian law.