This is The Asia Brief for Thursday, September 18th, 2014. The South Korean military detained a US Citizen for attempting to swim across the Han River into North Korea. Taiwan’s…


ASIA NOW: Coping with holiday homesickness as an Expat

September 7th-9th was the Chuseok Holiday in South Korea. It’s also the autumn harvest holiday in many Chinese communities around the world. In South Korea, the holiday is celebrated by…



Welcome to The Asia Brief for Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Typhoon Kalmaegi battered Hong Kong and Hainan, forcing evacuations and disrupting businesses. The storm continued over China today. As Hong…


The Asia Brief: 9.16.14

It’s Tuesday, Sept 16th, 2014, I’m Steve Miller, and this is The Asia Brief. Indonesian officials have arrested four individuals suspected of having ties to the Islamic State. Thai law…


The Asia Brief – Sept. 15, 2014

Good morning. It’s Monday, September 15th, 2014, I’m Steve Miller, and this is The Asia Brief. Typhoon Kalmaegi Hits the Philippines, Matthew Miller goes on trial in North Korea, and…


The Asia Brief – 9.12.14

It’s Friday, September 12, 2014, I’m Steve Miller and this is The Asia Brief. South Korea reports a daily average of 2.5 sexual assaults per day last year. North Korea…


Happy Chuseok Weekend

Out and about with Little T, Lily, and Jo. Just like his papa, Tyrone love his #CoffeeTime. How do you spend big holiday weekends? What’s important to you?

Is there no hope for bilateral relations between Seoul and Tokyo? Is Singapore the key to regional tensions? And why is South Korea transfixed on the Sewol tragedy? These stories and more are on the September 5th edition of Asia News Weekly.

ASIA NEWS WEEKLY: Abe’s Gaffe, China Seas Solution, Sewol Strife, and more

Asia News Weekly kicks off this episode revisiting one of the major stories from last week – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s letter praising the efforts of war criminals, which…

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Korea Times Editor Discusses Sewol and Korea

Young-jin Oh is the Managing Editor of The Korea Times. He joins Steve Miller on the September 5th edition of Asia News Weekly to discuss the long-lasting impact of the…

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Asia News Weekly on Japan Today

This March saw the creation of Asia News Weekly. A new podcast, featuring some of the regions best news stories in an effort to jumpstart discussions and get more people…