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Refuse Picker

ASIA NOW: On the street: Seoul’s refuse pickers

The Seoul Metro area boasts a population of over 25 million. It’s not all the ritz and glitz of Gangnam style. Today, a story of refuse pickers in the Asian…

KAM FRIENDS

KAM Chats: Making Friends in Korea

This week on KAM Chats, I start a conversation about making friends in Korea when coming here to teach. As someone in their mid-40s, I find that I don’t have…

Yogyakarta

ASIA NOW: The Mystical Banyan Trees of Yogyakarta

It’s perhaps the most difficult thing I have ever done – walk in a straight line. I wasn’t inebriated, but you’ll have to hear this tale from Yogyakarta, Indonesia to…

Seoul Bus

Multi-language Seoul Bus Sign

Recently, I was under Gwanghwamun Station, making my way onto Line 5, where I saw the bus information sign. It’s one of the best Seoul bus signs I’ve seen in…

Updates on Malaysian Airlines flight 17, the UN tells Japan comfort women were sex slaves, and will South Korea get cozy with China. These stories and more are on the July 25th edition of Asia News Weekly.

ASIA NEWS WEEKLY: July 25th, 2014

Updates on Malaysian Airlines flight 17, the UN tells Japan comfort women were sex slaves, and will South Korea get cozy with China. These stories and more are on the…

Boryeong Mud Festival

ASIA NOW: Korea’s Boryeong Mud Festival

It’s one of the most popular festivals in South Korea and reminiscent of an American Spring Break. Is the Boryeong Mud Festival the country’s ticket to lure in foreign tourists…

Seoul Vs. Busan

KAM Chats: Seoul Vs Busan

Coming to Korea? Tom extolled the virtues of Busan last week. This time, I make the case for Seoul. So who will win in the epic battle between Seoul Vs….

Is new china the old japan

ASIA NOW: Is New China The Old Japan?

Regional stability is a prominent topic in Asia. China is seen as a bully towards many ASEAN members. Is China following in the footsteps of Japan some 70 years ago?…

AN MH17 Special
asia news weekly

ASIA NEWS WEEKLY: US-China Summit, Japan, Elections, and more

The July 18th edition of the Asia News Weekly Podcast discusses these stories: •    United States Talks To China (1:20) •    Japan continues to struggle with collective self-defense (7:25) •  …