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ENVIRONMENT

Depopulation Dividend for a Shrinking Japan

Japan is experiencing dramatic demographic change due to rapid aging and, since 2008, depopulation. Conventionally, these are considered to be economic “problems” to be “solved,”…
INDUSTRY

The Human Face of Factory Automation

The Copenhagen Fashion Summit is an annual event that takes a critical look at the apparel industry’s sustainability. The 2018 event, held on May 15-16,…
INCLUSIVENESS

How Can Asia Boost Philanthropy?

Personal wealth in Asia is not only at an all-time high; it continues to grow at an unprecedented pace. Asia accounts for 30% of the…
INCLUSIVENESS

Shifting Mores, Stagnant Laws: Fertility Politics in East Asia

Earlier this year, Mitsutoki Shigeta, a 28-year-old unmarried, wealthy Japanese man, gained custody of his 13 surrogate children in Thailand, having gained custody of three…
TRADE

Low-End Globalization: How China Is Developing the Developing World

When most people think of globalization, they think of Apple, Samsung, McDonald’s, Huawei—vast corporations with globally recognized brands. Yet many people experience globalization not through…
DEMOCRACY

The Philippines Beyond the Dark Spell

The Philippines is under a dark spell. Since May 2016, it has been ruled by a strongman who has called for the “genocide” of drug…
EDUCATION

Liberal Arts in Asia: Globalization and Its (Dis)Contents

“Forget liberal arts. If you want a job, you had better get a business or STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) degree.” Since the time…
MIGRATION

Brokers and Migration Infrastructure

Today, we know a great deal about why rural villagers across Asia travel abroad to become migrant workers, as well as their struggles in destination…
MIGRATION

Hong Kong Migrant Workers Take the Reins of Leadership

It was a typical Sunday for Nur Halimah. Early in the morning, she and her friends from the Hong Kong Indonesian Migrant Workers Co-op were…
GENDER

China’s Forgotten Role in Western Second-Wave Feminism

What do we imagine when we refer to “the global” or “globalization”? As many scholars have pointed out, the Anglo-European experience has often been considered…
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