Japan’s idol industry reaches a new level of danger

Japan’s idol industry is lucrative for its entertainment agencies, but its teenage girls are at risk of stalking and misogynistic expectations. Hannah Lee writes.

Will China use force to reunify with Taiwan?

China’s leaders may pursue a cross-strait unification with Taiwan, but will they go so far as to use force? Tommy Sheng Hao Chai writes.

Contesting Coup Culture? Race and Rabuka in the 2018 Fijian Election

Fiji’s recent elections have become a manifestation of tensions brewing between the country’s local Fijian and Indian population. Hayley Keen writes.

Cultural Black-out on China’s Hip Hop Music

China’s government has banned promotion of its hip-hop culture despite growing popularity. Why the sudden crackdown? Karen Zhang writes.