Category: Northeast Asia

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.

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.

Hiroshima’s Restless Ghosts

Japan’s treatment of its atomic bomb survivors reflects its troubled approach to history and identity, but there is still room for hope, Callum Dargavel writes.