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Taiwanese protest after Japanese man kicked comfort woman statue

Taiwanese protest after Japanese man kicked comfort woman statue

Dozens of human rights activists rallied outside Japan’s de facto embassy in Taipei on Monday to call on the Japanese government to apologize after a Japanese right-winger was caught on a security camera kicking a memorial statue for “comfort women.” According to local media, members of the Tainan City Women’s Human Rights Equality Promotion Association […]

11 million North Koreans suffer from malnutrition: UN report

11 million North Koreans suffer from malnutrition: UN report

Nearly 43 percent of North Korean people (11 million) are suffering a chronic food shortage and ensuing malnutrition, a report by five U.N. agencies showed on Tuesday. It was a 2.6 million increase from 10 years ago, the report said, reflecting the North’s continuing food insecurity. A major culprit behind these calamities is raging climate […]

Comfort woman statue unwelcome at colleges

Comfort woman statue unwelcome at colleges

Local universities are unwilling to approve students’ requests to place statues of girls symbolizing Korean victims of sexual slavery on their campuses out of concerns that it may discourage their attempts to attract Japanese students. According to students at Kookmin University, Wednesday, an intramural community, comprised of 20, has sought to erect a statue since […]

99%IS in the Fashion World

99%IS in the Fashion World

Zippers, leather, destruction, and disorder. “That 1% of culture that 99% either hate or pay no attention to” makes up 99% of Bajowoo—the maker of punk brand 99%IS-. Based on underground punk-rock culture, 99%IS– made its debut in the 2012 Tokyo Collection and since its introduction, the brand has captivated audiences in its collaborations with […]

“Eat up, stay warm”

“Eat up, stay warm”

You first put the water to boil, then you take your monkfish, shrimp, and handful of sea squirts. Throw them all in together. Mix in thick red chili paste and some garlic; a spoon of Korean soy sauce to taste. It doesn’t take much, just fresh fish from the market…and maybe a bit of MSG […]

Hera Seoul Fashion Week 2017 F/W

Hera Seoul Fashion Week 2017 F/W

2017 F/W: Day 1&2 As some of you may know, Seoul is one of the leading cities for fashion. Seoul fashion week (SFW) 2017 F/W brought some everyday looks as well as some extraordinary looks. SFW was held at Dongdaemun design plaza, which is one of the newest and most iconic landmarks in the Korean […]

Fate of a fishmonger

Fate of a fishmonger

Let’s introduce Ms. Yi (not her real name), one of many North Korean entrepreneurs and one of the pioneers of the country’s private economy. Ms. Yi and her husband began their operations in the late 1980s, soon after their marriage. Private enterprises began to pop up at the time despite the anti-capitalist founding father of […]

The significant role of Israeli media in the region

The significant role of Israeli media in the region

It is possible to find many studies on Israeli media that investigate and study trends over the different time periods. Throughout these different periods in which the concepts of sovereignty and democracy stand on two sides of the scale, the priorities of society and politics determine the position of the media. The parallelism between the […]

Women’s political participation in Georgia

Women’s political participation in Georgia

International Women’s Day, originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions, the focus of the celebrations is usually a general celebration of respect and appreciation towards women for their economic, political and social achievements. This day will also be celebrated in Georgia where woman movements are becoming more visible: […]

#TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia Social Media Campaign

#TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia Social Media Campaign

There has been a social media campaign that started on March 15 with the hashtag #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia. This hashtag is referring to the people of Somalia that are currently experiencing a life-threatening famine and now this social media campaign is raising awareness to the issue. According to the UN humanitarian office, around six million people are […]

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