In the aftermath of the great earthquake in Nepal, thousands of youth volunteers reached out to the affected population and were widely acknowledged for their efforts in the post-disaster scenario. According to youth organizations, more than 50,000 volunteers were active in Kathmandu alone.
At a Wednesday press conference held by Japan Post Holdings Co., the firm's chairman, former Toshiba Corp. President Taizo Nishimuro, expressed frustration over the accounting scandal at the electronics giant.
Europe has been glued to the Grexit television screen for the longest time. Going on and on for at least five years, each episode of whether Greece will remain in the eurozone or not has run longer than the longest Tamil movie of yore (although we have our own MIC version, with 1MDB trying to play catch-up).
"Since last summer's onslaught by terrorists of the so-called ISIS, Iraq has been living through one of the most difficult phases of its modern history," came the sobering assessment of Jan Kubis, the U.N.'s special representative reviewing the current situation in Iraq, referring to IS using an alternative abbreviation. Yet in a Security Council briefing on the embattled Middle Eastern country, Dr. Kubis added, "While problems may seem daunting and persistent, there is hope, opportunities, and notably vision for the way out of this crisis."
Mainland China's self-serving moves to develop marine resources in violation of a bilateral agreement with Japan cannot be allowed. Japan must persistently urge Beijing to refrain from such actions.
Throw a rock and chances are you will hit an NGO. This probably isn't a real saying, but given the sheer number of NGOs operating in Malaysia at the moment, it isn't very far from the truth either.
An advisory panel of experts tasked with deliberating on a statement to be issued by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II plans to compile a report shortly after about five months of discussion.
It is outrageous that a major company that represents Japan repeatedly padded its profits on a corporate-wide basis.
In a society filled with brutality, not enough is done to shield the younger generation from violence.
The military government is busy squandering what is left of its international credibility by hunting lese majeste suspects who have fled overseas. The move can do nothing to improve Thailand's reputation, only further tarnish its record on human rights.