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Dec 23, 2017

Southeast Asia, especially Thailand with its openness and thriving economy, is an attractive destination for living and working abroad. But competing in the job market is easier said than done as top talent flocks to the country.

Working abroad has always been a popular career planning option. Whether a...

Dec 08, 2017

WEIFANG, China, Dec. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/-- On November 26, a dozen or more mainstream journalists, including Xinhua News Agency, The People's Daily, Guangming Daily and China News Service, reported extensively on the development of Weifang city. As an agricultural and cultural center in East China's Shandong...

Dec 07, 2017

A street food vendor in Bangkok’s old town received a Michelin star in the inaugural edition of the Michelin guide for the Thai capital, along with 16 high-class restaurants.

Seventy-year-old Jay Fai, or Auntie Fai, makes wok-fired dishes from a street shop called Raan Jay Fai in a small side-soi at 327 Maha...

Nov 30, 2017

Managing a business, and your staff’s expectations is no easy task. Not only does the person have to take care of the business as a whole, he or she also has to make sure that the employed staff is giving their best too. In order to maintain the perfect working balance, the expectations of the staff need to be...

Nov 06, 2017

Forty-six students from China's Northeast Normal University in Jilin province visited Tohoku University on October 19 as part of an academic tour to mark the 45th anniversary of the normalization of Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations.

In total, four Chinese provinces sent student representatives to various...

Nov 02, 2017

It might surprise you to learn that the Arab world is growing at an alarming rate. According to a 2014 report from Elance/oDesk (the leading freelancing site), UAE companies were responsible for the 5th largest spending budgets. Technology was a leading focus, with almost three quarters of the spending going...

Oct 20, 2017

The term “karyū rōjin,” or “down and out elderly,” highlights the rising poverty, loneliness, and chronic disease of aging populations. Takanori Fujita, the author who coined the term, talks to CommonWealth about the looming crisis in Taiwan.

Real-life dramas are playing out in the Japanese countryside:...

Sep 21, 2017

Singapore’s education system is the best in Asia in preparing students for the future, a new study looking into the quality of education in 35 important economies worldwide showed.

The research by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released on September 19 ranked countries which together account for 77...

Aug 01, 2017

Sure you are definitely well aware of all the landscape trends that have been abound in the past few years, not to mention the main fact that you consider yourself an expert on the matter. Since you have been at it for the last couple of years as well as putting most of your ideas to full fruition on your very own...

Jul 28, 2017

- The Newest Status Symbol of the 21st Century -

Moving away from using luxury lifestyle brands as status symbol, Asia’s true wealthy and elites have chosen to show their knowledge to differentiate their social status from others. Those who were chasing for high-end brands are now holding themselves to...

Jun 08, 2017

While many traditions and etiquette rules have been lost over the years, being a “perfect” host has never gone out of style. With that tiny bit of planning and thoughtfulness, you can go from being just a person that put a roof over your friend's head to being an awesome host that makes their time at your place...

May 24, 2017

There are reasons people are successful. It isn’t necessarily a special talent, but knowing what to do and how to act. It can also boil down to luck.
Most of us experience setbacks in our lives, but others remain fairly steady. See how successful people avoid common pitfalls.

May 07, 2017

While SNU has long been known for its focus on traditional academics, in recent years efforts have been made to expand its expertise to other areas and offer education to the greater public.

Apr 13, 2017

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that the disruptive behavior of an individual child does not encourage similar behavior in their brothers and sisters.

Mar 26, 2017

Growing up, she dreamt of becoming a knight in shining armor defending the weak and downtrodden. As an adult, she worked to save mold maker Chaheng Precision Co. Ltd. from bankruptcy, transforming the conventional company into a Tier-1 supplier for the world’s leading aircraft makers.

In the decades-long...

Mar 19, 2017

Since ancient times, Japan has been influenced in a myriad different ways by its giant continental neighbor, China. For more than the last quarter century, Associate Professor Tomoko Ako of the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has been observing and studying the country from the inside to...

Mar 10, 2017

One midwife’s relentless determination to give families a healthy start

Joy Abuyabor is a midwife from Leyte, in the central region of the Philippines called Visayas. Since 2008, she has been operating her family health care and maternity clinic so more babies can be delivered safely and parents can seek...

Feb 15, 2017

Feb 14, 2017 (China Knowledge) - Chinese men spend USD 310 average on gifts for Valentine's Day according to a report by MasterCard. The average figure of RMB 2,130 calculated shows Chinese men who purchased gifts for their loved ones rank these men first in Asia. Hong Kong men rank second with average spending of...

Feb 04, 2017

Asia's elderly population is projected to reach nearly 923 million by the middle of this century. As a result, the region is on track in the next few decades to become one of the oldest in the world. Governments in Asia are generally poorly prepared for this vast change that will have wide social and economic...