January 28, 2005

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Asia by Blog

Asia by Blog is a twice weekly feature, usually posted on Monday and Thursday, providing links to Asian blogs and their views on the news in this fascinating region. Previous editions can be found here.

This edition contains a Korean drinking guide, the controversy over "Tsunami Song", HK's pliant press, Zhao Ziyang's funeral, North Korean's Pakistani purchases and plenty more...

The round-up has four key areas of focus:

China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Korea and Japan

  • Joi Ito has a case of a South Korean national being banned from taking a managerial promotion civil service exam in Japan due to her nationality. He's not impressed. Sean looks into the same issue in greater detail.
  • There are reports NK bought a nuke from Pakistan. I've always wondered how that happens. Does someone from NK ring up the Pakistan Government and request a transfer to the "Nuclear Arms for Sale" Department?
  • China's clampdown on official gambling is hurting North Korea.
  • Japan's largest trading partner is now China.
  • Did Japanese PM father a child with a Korean?
  • Jodi talks about Koreans adopted and raised abroad who have returned to Korea, including herself.
  • The North Koreans have responded to Japanese experts who determined the bones handed over were not those of Megumi Yokota.
  • In case you need it, a guide to drinking in Korea, with a follow-up.

SE and Other Asia


posted by Simon on 01.28.05 at 07:17 PM in the Asia by blog category.


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It's in no way a state funeral. It's an invitation-only ceremony with no government cadres, no public and, of course, no foreign reporters. As expected, a very low-profile body-farewell. In the dark.

posted by: e.r. on 01.28.05 at 11:18 PM [permalink]

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