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  • Almost all Japanese like pork
    by Ken Y-N on 13 February, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Let’s celebrate the Chinese New Year of the pig by a survey from @nifty looking at pigs and their meat. In Japan the year’s animal is a wild boar rather than a pig, but as far as I am aware wild boar meat (and game in general) is not very popular […]

  • What RPG class Japanese would want to be
    by Ken Y-N on 4 February, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    This fun ranking survey from goo Ranking looked at what RPG class or job Japanese people might like to be or do in a real fantasy life. This was an open survey, and I voted! I chose necromancer, but I’d only want to be one in-game; if it were […]

  • Wasabi the food Japanese most came to like as adults
    by Ken Y-N on 28 January, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Here’s a fun survey from goo Ranking on foods people came to like as adults. The most hated foods (I would guess) from both sides of the Atlantic don’t make in onto this list. In the UK, Brussels sprouts were definitely something I disliked […]

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  • The End Of The Heisei Era
    by Motoko Hunt on 30 April, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Today is the end of the Heisei era in Japan, which lasted for 30 years from 1989 to 2019. It’s an extremely significant event for Japan as the Emperor abdicated for the first time in 200 years. May 1, 2019, is the start of the Reiwa era. The era-year […]

  • Yahoo Japan Shuts Down GeoCities
    by Motoko Hunt on 31 March, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    On March 31, 2019, Yahoo! Japan shut down its GeoCities services. It is indeed one of the ends of an era. GeoCities originally started the services in the US, and in 1997, they expanded the services to Japan. Since Yahoo! Japan took it over in 2000, it […]

  • Importance of Good Content Organization
    by Motoko Hunt on 22 February, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    While most websites have logic in its content structure, it is very common that managing the website content becomes complicated as new content is added to the site. The websites with multiple product lines, multiple languages, and multiple target countries […]

East Asia Forum (Politics & Economics)

East Asia Forum Economics, Politics and Public Policy in East Asia and the Pacific

  • Lessons from AANZFTA for regional integration
    by Melissa Conley Tyler on 24 May, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Author: Melissa Conley Tyler, Asialink At the end of April 2019, ASEAN officials descended on Melbourne to discuss AANZFTA: the ASEAN–Australia–New Zealand Free Trade Agreement, which turns 10 years old in 2019. What has AANZFTA achieved? And what […]

  • Getting the Australia–China relationship right
    by Peter Drysdale on 23 May, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Author: Peter Drysdale, ANU There’s no more important issue for Australia at this time in the history of its international economic and foreign affairs than to get the relationship with China right. It’s an issue that went through to the keeper […]

  • Trade LNG more, end the US–China trade war
    by Tomoo Kikuchi on 23 May, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Authors: Tomoo Kikuchi, RSIS and Yohei Tanaka, INPEX In 2015, 24 per cent of total global energy was consumed in the form of natural gas, closely behind oil at 33 per cent and coal at 29 per cent. Its use is rapidly on the rise — in the United States, […]