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China says most of the East and South China Sea belongs to them. ASEAN members and Japan take exception with that territorial claim. Is Asia heading towards a new Cold War? It’s one conversation taking place in Asia… now.

AN: Tension in the China Seas: Asia’s Cold War?

In the Asia-Pacific region, one of the situations many find troubling is that surrounding the territorial battles regarding the East and South China Seas. Ever since China unveiled its nine-dash…

Today's Asia Brief includes updates on Occupy Central's protest in Hong Kong, rescue efforts on Japan's Mt. Ontake, and start of PhiBlex.

TAB: Occupy Central Continues, Bodies Recovered From Japanese Volcano, PhiBlex Begins

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, September 30, 2014, and this is The Asia Brief. Tens of thousands of Occupy Central protesters continue to cripple Hong Kong, digging in deeper and fortifying…

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ASIA NEWS WEEKLY – 6.6.14

Find out what’s happening in the Asia-Pacific region with Asia News Weekly. Here are the stories featured on the June 6th edition: •    Remembering Tiananmen Square and Code Talkers (00:30)…

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May 16, 2014 – Asia News Weekly

The May 16th edition of the Asia News Weekly Podcast discusses the following stories: •    Thailand Update (0:30) •    China Sea dispute updates (3:42) •    Sewol Ferry (6:47) •    North…

Portland’s Japanese Garden

If you’re in the US, there are no shortages of destinations and attractions to see. Our recent stopover in Portland, Oregon was no exception. We chose Portland because our friends…

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Riding the Historic White Pass and Yukon Route

Probably one of the greatest things about cruising is getting off the ship and exploring your surroundings. When I’ve traveled to the Caribbean and previously to Alaska, seeing the sights…

Phones and the ADA

I’ve written a few times about how phones in Asia are considerably more advanced than those in the US. But my question is this: Given the ADA and the fact…

Hate Crimes

It never ceases to amaze me how some people can miss the mark so badly that it makes me wonder if they have a brain that works. When President Barack…

Pulling a Microsoft

I’d really like to know what Apple Computers is pulling. I mean, there are stupid things and then there are ridiculous things. This certainly falls into the latter. If you…