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IN PHOTOS: Last Dinosaurs, Japanese Breakfast, Phum Viphurit and more at Summer Noise 2019

Rapper BLKD performed political hip-hop songs while images of politicians and poverty in the Philippines were flashed on big screens. Photo by JL …

by · Sunday, 19 May 2019 · Japan, Philippines
How can Bhutan better prepare for earthquakes?

How can Bhutan better prepare for earthquakes?

Seismic station in Thimpu. Photo: Royal Government of Bhutan

Bhutan is highly vulnerable to earthquakes, thanks to its location in the seismically active Himalayas.
However, past seismic events across the country were not properly recorded. As re…

by · Tuesday, 23 April 2019 · Bhutan, Japan

What the People’s Republic of China can learn from Japan on population aging

An aging population can have a dramatic impact on a country’s economy but Japan has shown that innovative approaches and policies can help mitigate the effects

by · Wednesday, 3 April 2019 · China, Japan

Japan to sign five grants under its poverty reduction program in PH

By Roy Mabasa. Japan will sign five grant contracts amounting to $791,278, or about P41.7 million, for the construction of school rooms, provision of …

by · Monday, 18 March 2019 · Japan, Philippines
Turning ‘disability’ into ‘ability’: opportunities to promote disability inclusive development in Indonesia

Turning ‘disability’ into ‘ability’: opportunities to promote disability inclusive development in Indonesia

Before joining the World Bank, I worked as an urban designer and often provided advice on how the design of proposed developments could be more accessible for people with disabilities. Sadly, many developers tend to consider disability inclusion as a…

by · Friday, 21 December 2018 · Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal
In China’s Taobao villages, e-commerce is one way to bring new jobs and  business opportunities to rural areas

In China’s Taobao villages, e-commerce is one way to bring new jobs and business opportunities to rural areas

淘宝村显示出电子商务的威力

E-commerce is often perceived as a phenomenon of high-income countries, but the industry’s rapid growth in China demonstrates that the transition from physical to digital commerce does not necessarily demand such…

by · Thursday, 22 November 2018 · China, Japan
South Asia’s transport corridors can lead to prosperity

South Asia’s transport corridors can lead to prosperity

Transport corridors offer enormous potential to boost South Asia’s economies, reduce poverty, and spur more and better jobs for local people, provided the new trade routes generate growth for all and limit their environmental impact. Credit: World Ban…

by · Tuesday, 28 August 2018 · Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Japan, Myanmar
From Japan to Bhutan: Improving the resilience of cultural heritage sites

From Japan to Bhutan: Improving the resilience of cultural heritage sites

When it comes to their heritage buildings, both Bhutan and Japan have one common enemy: Fire. A view of Wangduephodrang Dzong in Bhutan which was destroyed by fire in 2012. Credit: Barbara Minguez Garcia 2018
About 2,749 miles, three countries, and a …

by · Tuesday, 19 June 2018 · Bhutan, Japan

The innovation imperative: How Asia can leverage exponential technologies to improve lives and promote growth

Robots will take over our jobs, disrupt our industries and erode our competitiveness.
 
Such were commonly expressed fears about advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing – key representations of exponential technologies – …

by · Tuesday, 5 December 2017 · Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Singapore

Prospects of Japan’s Assistance for Central Asia – In the Aftermath of Prime Minister Abe’s Visit to Central Asia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited five Central Asian countries in October 2015. This was the second Japanese Prime Minister to have visited this region since the former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s visit to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in 2…

by · Monday, 22 February 2016 · Japan