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Disputed islands within scope of US-Japan security pact, says ObamaUS President Barack Obama has assured Japan that tiny islands in the East China Sea at the heart of a territorial row with China are covered by a bilateral security treaty
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Podium position for sporting goods

Rising demand for sportswear across the region is being matched by interest in Asian-made goods elsewhere

Remembering S'pore’s tragic past

Memories of Japanese wartime atroctites are preserved through education and institutional efforts

Kawaii! Teenage girls with a love for metal music

Warning: Japan’s cutest girl band Babymetal ever does not play music fit for your mother’s ears.

Teen makeup no longer a taboo

Teen girls as young as 11 wearing some form of makeup is now commonplace in South Korea.

Zoo sets up TV to cheer panda up

A TV and a swing are among the facilities that have been set up in a giant panda's enclosure at a zoo in Yunnan province in efforts to cheer her up.

Cops made to each bear 30-kg cross

To atone for their peccadilloes, dozens of policemen in the Philippines' Quezon City, were made to each carry a 30-kilogram cross

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China factory activity shrinksChina's factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April, signalling economic weakness into the second quarter
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  • Driven by design

    Shiro Nakamura was born at a time when imported cars were far from common on roads in Japan.

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    CoFounder of online retailer Flipkart picked the right moment to capitalize on the recent boom in e-commerce across I...

  • Writing a new chapter

    Award-winning Singaporean designer turns his hand to publishing to improve prospects for local authors

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We must revise education model to level playing field

Four times a week, I stand in front of a class of university st...

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Recycling needs government support if it’s worthy enough

Raymond So wrote in this page (March 27, 2014) to oppose govern...

Towards an official earth anthem

The celebration of of Earth Hour on March 29 and Earth Day on ...

India polls: The times are a-changing

There is a sense that India is at a crossroads, that Modi, who...

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Houston Rockets soar in China this year

The Houston Rockets continued to soar in China this year as the...

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Lose yourself in a bookstoreWith the rise of e-books and online retailers, many booksellers are struggling to stay afloat. But as Xu Jingxi reports in Guangzhou, many brick-and-mortar stores are fighting back, providing customers with added extras.
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