Reports View all

Mongolia Meets Requirements for IMF Bailout

Mongolia Meets Requirements for IMF Bailout

Mongolia is expected to receive bailout funds after satisfying the International Monetary Fund’s prerequisites. The bailout consists of $5.5 billion to help stimulate Mongolia’s depressed economy. A downturn…

South Korea Disenchanted by National Sports Teams

South Korea Disenchanted by National Sports Teams

South Korean sports fans have expressed disenchantment with the poor performances of their national baseball and soccer teams in recent months. Fans had high hopes for the national…

Right-Wing Elementary School Scandal Implicates Abe and His Family

Right-Wing Elementary School Scandal Implicates Abe and His Family

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been entangled in a scandal over the establishment of a right-wing elementary school that has implicated his wife Akie Abe and Minister…

U.N. Adopts Resolution on Prosecution of North Korea

U.N. Adopts Resolution on Prosecution of North Korea

On March 24, the United Nations voted on a resolution that authorized prosecutors to pursue further leads to indict North Korea for numerous human rights violations. The UN…

China Retaliates Economically for THAAD Deployment

China Retaliates Economically for THAAD Deployment

China has intensified inspection of South Korean businesses and created nontariff barriers to trade and tourism between the two countries. Such behavior raised concern for China’s economic retaliation…

Japan Reflects on Sixth Anniversary of Fukushima Disaster

Japan Reflects on Sixth Anniversary of Fukushima Disaster

The world marked the sixth anniversary of the disastrous nuclear meltdown at Fukushima, Japan on March 11. This catastrophe stands as the second worst nuclear incident in recorded…

South Korea Removes President in Historic Move

South Korea Removes President in Historic Move

The South Korean Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye on March 10, making her the nation’s first democratically elected leader to be forced out of…

Australia Calls for National Childcare Ban on Unvaccinated Children

Australia Calls for National Childcare Ban on Unvaccinated Children

On March 12, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called for a national ban that would prohibit childcare centers from admitting unvaccinated children. Dubbed “No Jab No Play,” Turnbull’s…

ISIS Suspect Arrested in Australia

ISIS Suspect Arrested in Australia

Authorities arrested Haisem Zahab in early March 2017 in the rural town of Young, Australia, alleging that he used the internet to support the Islamic State in developing…

Avian Flu Hits Taiwan

Avian Flu Hits Taiwan

The Chiayi County Department of Agriculture reported on February 13 that a poultry farm in Chiayi, Taiwan tested positive for the H5N6 avian influenza virus strain. The department…