Category: Northeast Asia

Predicting Japan’s next era name

As the Heisei Period draws to a close, how will the name of the next Emperor’s period be decided? Timothy Magarry writes.

Doing the math: Stat-politics in South Korea

The power of statistics comes from objectivity – but too often they don’t add up, as South Korean politics goes to show, writes Taehyun Ryu.

That which glitters more than gold: China’s changing attitude towards the Olympics

China has been known for its pursuit of gold medals since its re-entry into the Olympics in 1980. But is China’s gold-or-bust attitude shifting? Although […]

Hidden in plain sight: Korea’s sexist response to spy cams in women’s restrooms

South Korea’s patriarchal society fails to respond to a wave of sexual harassment, contributing to the trauma many women face, writes Henry Cho.