Category: Northeast Asia

Akira: A reflection on Japan’s future past

The classic 1988 film Akira was set in a dystopian Japan 2019. Now in that fateful year, Hannah Lee looks at what Akira got right, […]

Redefining romance: China’s dating shows are being used to instil the new national ideology

In China, popular dating shows are being used to promote Xi Jinping’s changing national ideology. Luka Vertessy looks at dating, and politics in Chinese pop […]

Does the Japanese Constitution prohibit same-sex marriage?

Same-sex couples in Japan are suing the government, calling their inability to marry unconstitutional. Timothy Magarry looks at the Japanese constitution and it’s stance on […]

Podcast | Reunifying Korea: a split of opinion

In this episode of the Monsoon Podcast, Greg Thomson explores Korea’s divide – not between the North and South, but on whether reunification is wanted and workable […]