Uncertainties linger and many questions remain unanswered as the drafting of the new constitution enters its final stage and time runs out on this post-coup government's term in power.
This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the historic Bandung Conference and the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
2015/5/1, 1 Comment
The strengthening U.S.-Japan alliance is posing a strategic dilemma for South Korea as its relations with Tokyo show no signs of improving, while the need for security cooperation over North Korea's military threats rises.
Eighty-two years after the great 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake that registered a magnitude of 8.2, Nepal was struck by a magnitude 7.8 (as measured by the United States Geological Survey) quake on April 25.
The Hong Kong Government's political reform package, unveiled last week, contained few surprises. But there are some positive features.
When news of Nepal's earthquake broke on Saturday, my first thoughts turned to the many Nepalis I met on my two trips there.
It will be an interesting time this October when the mainland reveals its trump card. And when it does so, it might lead to a wake-up call for the global financial markets.
2015/4/28, 1 Comment
A few weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States, two al-Qaida operatives arrived separately in Singapore to start scouting for targets.
It was a long time ago when Masaru Ogawa, editor of the Japan Times for eight years till 1977, told me of his encounter with U.S. ambassador in Tokyo Edwin O. Reischauer. Ogawa, a Nisei born in Los Angeles, told Reischauer, the son born in Tokyo of Presbyterian educational missionary parents, he didn't believe the United States would come to the rescue of Japan if the Soviets attacked Japan with atomic bombs, though mutual defense is obligated in the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty.
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In the beginning, the news story requires a bit of patience just to keep the details straight. By the time you get to the end of it, however, you may find you've plumb run out of patience and are feeling not merely unhappy, but angry.
2015/4/26, 2 Comments