Wednesday | April1, 2015
It may be April Fool’s Day, but these stories are no joke: South Korea, China, and Japan are waging a war over cherry blossoms and Seoul takes a huge step backward. Plus Prayuth is posed to assume total control of Thailand.
War Waged on Cherry Blossoms
Spring is an amazing time of year, marked by the arrival of beautiful cherry blossoms. It’s also the time of year that South Korea and Japan spar of which country originated the flowering tree. This year, China enters the mix.
Seoul Steps Backwards
As much as South Korea wants to be the darling of the international stage it has a long way to go. Most recently it has banned the discussing homosexuality in schools.
Prayuth Poise for Absolute Power
Thai Coup leader and Prime Minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha has submitted to the King a request to lift martial law, but what he may replace it with might be just as restrictive or more so.
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