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Beginning in August, Thai and Myanmar citizens will be able to travel “visa free(ly)” between their two countries, thanks to a mutual agreement signed this week by the Foreign Ministers of each nation. The agreement puts into effect a visa waiver, a policy already widely adopted for citizens of...

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DEFAULT THERAPIST When I first moved to Japan many years ago by my own means, I did what a lot of gaijin (foreigners) do when they lack the luxury of a company backing them… I sought work as a conversation English instructor. I purposely avoid using the term “teacher”...

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All Philippine carriers have been removed from the European Union (EU)’s aviation blacklist, regulators recently announced. While most of the carriers have no immediate plans to expand routes into Europe, it does give them a leg up against regional competitors in Thailand and Indonesia. “All airlines certified in the...

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Bidding will open later this year for companies competing on the construction of Southeast Asia’s first high-speed rail line, and China is expected to snag the contract. The new line will connect Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, stretching approximately 350 kilometers (220 miles) and allowing trains to reach their destination...

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