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Nailed to the Cross in the Philippines

In what seems a lifetime ago (but was actually just the ‘90s), a friend and I went trekking around the Philippines for a few months. Part of this trip ended up overlapping with the country’s...

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Sidenote to History: Tinian’s Atomic Bomb Pits

Most people over the age of, say, 25 I would guess are familiar (even if only vaguely) with the names of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the place these two cities hold in history. Quite a few I’m...

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One Night Out in Kuala Lumpur

As with most major Southeast Asian cities, it’s not difficult to stumble across a shopping mall, especially a very big, very cold, and very busy one. Whether you’re in Manila, Jakarta,...

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Get Off Your Ass and Do Asia

Whether you’re an expat in Asia or were native born, hopefully you’re doing more than hanging out in malls, cafes, and bars on the weekends. Asia offers up some truly spectacular things...

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The Future Is Now

Joi Ito’s bio reads more like the forward to a novel. A very long, very interesting novel. Currently the director of MIT Media Lab, Ito is also a successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist,...

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One Month Backpacking… a Lifelong Lesson

Growing up in the States during the heyday of cheap money and easy credit (save for the Paul Volcker years) was, and is, hardly the appropriate era to learn how to “save for a rainy day” as...

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“Fukuppy” Still Stands Tall

It was in October of last year that Fukushima Industries Corp. released to the public its new company mascot, “Fukuppy.” Sure, have a laugh… but this (a combination of the company...

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Bangkok Businesses Hit Hard

Bangkok—heaven to some, Sodom and/or Gomorrah to others—is truly a city that doesn’t sleep. Well, at least not until recently. The Thai military staged a “bloodless coup” this past...

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Looking Bright in the Philippines

Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., is hinting that another credit rating upgrade for the Philippines could be coming very soon. As recently as Q4 of last year, Moody’s upgraded the country from ...

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More Gaijin Please

When I first visited Singapore in 2006, my immediate thought was, “Wow, is Tokyo ever in trouble.” The feeling was just that overwhelming. I remember waking up the morning after my late-night ...

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Huge Shakeup in Thailand

“Condo 4 Sale – Cheap!” Expect to see a lot of ads like this before too long, as the Thai government has decided to do away with “Out-In” visa runs for foreigners living there....

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Taiwan’s Exports Continue Unabated

Taiwan’s exports continue to grow, with orders to the United States showing the biggest gains, jumping up US$790 million, or 9.3%, against March. China (including Hong Kong) remained Taiwan’s ...

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