Shadows over Cambodia's growth
Cambodia's economy continues to grow at 7% a year, but rampant corruption -- in government, education and business -- threatens the country's future prosperity and democratic health. Editor-at-Large Takehiko Koyanagi takes a closer look.
Indonesia emerges as global aircraft supplier
Indonesia is ready to undertake the first flight of its homegrown N219. The twin propeller, 19-seat passenger plane is the main focus of Dirgantara Indonesia, which is leading the way in promoting the country's aircraft manufacturing industry.
Filipinos protests for, against Duterte
Events in Manila to mark 1986's People Power Revolution in the Philippines found demonstrators united in remembrance but still divided between those in support of current President Rodrigo Duterte and those critical of him.
Joint exercises show US commitment to Asia
The annual Cobra Gold military exercise took place in Thailand in February, with the U.S., Japan and seven other nations taking part, at which the U.S. Pacific commander assured allies in the region America's commitment under a new administration.
NHK Symphony plays for Europe
Paavo Jarvi, the chief conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, discusses the seven-city tour of Europe and how an all-Japanese orchestra can play the great halls of European music and hold their own with Mahler, Sibelius and Shostakovich.
Cyber education finds home in Asia
"Edtech," the use of education technology such as online connectivity and tablets, is coming of age around the world, particularly in Asia, where in many areas large populations of kids otherwise lack adequate school resources.
Toyota's new plug-in hybrid aims for eco car dominance
The second-generation of Toyota's Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle can travel over 65 kilometers on a single charge from household electricity, double the distance of the previous generation, and could make PHVs the eco cars of choice.
Myanmar's Kakku Pagodas rise again
In April 2016, over 800 of the roughly 2,500 Kakku Pagodas in Myanmar were toppled by heavy winds. But thanks to support from locals and people the world over, work has begun to repair the damage, if funds don't run out.
Mongolian economy's moment of change
Mongolia has been hit hard by the drop in commodity prices the past few years, and citizens are struggling. But new initiatives to encourage private international investment and bold budget under the new government are working on a turnaround.
Trump sworn in as 45th president, promises 'America First'
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the U.S. on Jan. 20, reiterating his campaign pledges of putting American interests first and restoring national glory to a deeply polarized public.
New takes on the e-bike
Vanda Electrics is taking the growth of environmentally friendly city transport and giving it a design twist, including with the novel look for its Motochimp electric bike, which could soon be on the streets of Singapore, and beyond.
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