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Seen from afar: An outside view of the 'real' Japan
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Seen from afar: An outside view of the 'real' Japan

Donald Richie has been writing on Japan for 60 years, but which Japan?
Gianni Simone: Never mind tourism, does Japan need more immigration?
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Gianni Simone: Never mind tourism, does Japan need more immigration?

Leaders fret over tourist statistics while ignoring a shrinking population that cries out for wholesale immigration
Twin Towers still stand in Chinese theme park
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Twin Towers still stand in Chinese theme park

An attraction in Window of the World acts like nothing ever happened on 9/11
London riots vs. Singapore Wrigley's ban? I know which I prefer
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London riots vs. Singapore Wrigley's ban? I know which I prefer

Unnerved by the violence in London, a Singapore expat says bring on the zero tolerance laws, chewing gum ban and even lard-free noodles
Stop calling Thais lazy
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Stop calling Thais lazy

Thailand should be commended for sticking two fingers up at conventional Western business wisdom, says Bangkok writer Greg Lowe
Mumbai's most challenging spots for tourists
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Mumbai's most challenging spots for tourists

One local's cautionary guide to the gritty reality of Maximum City. Follow if you dare
Phillippa Stewart: Stop calling me fat
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Phillippa Stewart: Stop calling me fat

One Hong Kong resident refuses to succumb to the body-conscious culture
Charlene Fang: Singapore curry debate on the nose
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Charlene Fang: Singapore curry debate on the nose

We are Singaporeans, and we love our curries, so don't you dare restrict us when we want to cook one
Reality TV fans: The biggest loser is you
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Reality TV fans: The biggest loser is you

Reality TV tears at the social fabric. It's time to change the channel
Anand Chulani: It is easy to break into the comedy circuit in Mumbai
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Anand Chulani: It is easy to break into the comedy circuit in Mumbai

But the question is, what are you going to do with it? Lessons I've learned performing with Russell Peters
Elaine Ee: The Singapore rat race starts at age 7
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Elaine Ee: The Singapore rat race starts at age 7

In high-pressure Singapore, success hinges on getting into the right primary school

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