Asia-Pacific Research

2019 Dec 10 - 12:01pm
It might have come across as written by a killjoy, but geographer Amy Donovan’s observations on “volcano tourism” in Geo, published by the Royal Geographical Society in 2018, remain timely.  Be wary, her study suggests, of this particular brand …
Tags: junktag (ignore), New Zealand, Whakaari, White Island eruption
2019 Nov 18 - 2:24pm
Education has always been a political matter, whatever the apolitical advocates of it think it is.  In Australia, it has proven sectarian, ideological, and skewed, often on the issue of funding.  At the schooling level, private institutions receive more worldly …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Australia, Australian education
2019 Nov 3 - 9:22pm
The Prime Minister of Australia is fuming.  Having made his mark on Australian politics by being the mining sector’s most avid defender, Scott Morrison was disturbed by the week’s events in Melbourne that saw clashes between police and protesters …
Tags: junktag (ignore), anti-mining protest, Australia, mining, Scott Morrison
2019 Oct 24 - 8:18pm
The nationwide outrage that erupted following the mob lynching of a student who criticized his Indian-backed government’s recent lopsided deals with New Delhi earlier this month and the Bangladeshi military killing a member of the Indian “Border Security Force” in …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Bangladesh, India
2019 Oct 23 - 1:02am
It was always a probable fact: the dark consequences of having what is termed in Australia a “racing” industry, where breeds do battle on the track, sponsored and watered by the money of an industry that sees no sign of …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Australia, horse racing, New Zealand
2019 Oct 20 - 11:39pm
Introduction At the New Year’s public opening of the Imperial Palace on January 2 1969, a Japanese war veteran by the name of Okuzaki Kenzō (1920–2005) fired three pachinko pinballs from a slingshot aimed at Emperor Hirohito who was standing …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Japan, Japan emperor