Elderly Life in the Hidden World of Karaoke Kissas and Classrooms – “Academic Talks” with Benny Tong

Benny Tong is a PhD candidate at the ANU studying the lives of elderly Japanese people in karaoke bars and how they seek fulfilment and […]

Should we boycott Myanmar?

In tourism brochure clichés, Myanmar is often referred to as the last jewel of Asia. After fifty years of isolation under military rule, the newly […]

The fantastic, fanatic ‘cult’- run Japanese idol group

Meet the newest Japanese idol group composed entirely of so-called cult members: anjewel. The idol group – a commercially manufactured pop group, typically of young […]

To Choose or not to Choose: That is the Question – for Myanmar

The low sonorous murmurs of Buddhist prayer rising above the sea of twinkling golden stupas becomes distant and distorted, as the startling bright lights of […]