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‘Comfort women’ lose lawsuit against Tokyo over wartime sexual slavery

‘Comfort women’ lose lawsuit against Tokyo over wartime sexual slavery

SEOUL: South Korean victims of wartime sexual slavery lost their second lawsuit against the Japanese government Wednesday, suffering a setback in their efforts to hold Tokyo accountable for war crimes. The Seoul Central District Court dismissed the case brought by 20 plaintiffs, including surviving victims forced to work in front-line brothels for Japanese soldiers during […]

The true vaccination needed for journalism in post-COVID era

The true vaccination needed for journalism in post-COVID era

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (Egypt) President, AJA Editor-in-Chief, the Silk Road Literature Series CAIRO: Since the dawn of history, through the centuries, humanity has been resisting diseases and epidemics that stroke the planet. We had known all about that in the past; thanks to historians. But in modern times we owe the press to document the […]

The lasting charm of World Journalists Conferences

The lasting charm of World Journalists Conferences

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid AJA President CAIRO: Invited by Journalists Association of Korea, and recommended by Asia Journalist Association, I have been privileged to attend World Journalists Conferences for years, as a participant, a speaker, a commentator or just a visiting guest. I could frankly say that the mega global event has been a real example […]

The sweet sounds of spring on the Silk Road

CAIRO: In 2016, the Egyptian writer, poet and journalist Ashraf Aboul-Yazid launched his literary project, “The Silk Road Literature Series”. Five books were printed and published in Cairo, featuring a robust bridge between cultures. The first book in the Silk Road Literature Series was a poetic collection by poet Hemant Divate (India) entitled “A Depressingly […]

AJA is omnipresent: Members express human feelings through verses

AJA is omnipresent: Members express human feelings through verses

BAHRAIN: Two members of the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) were among 22 poets whose work was published in The Sounds of Spring. The Sounds of Spring is a poetic anthology published by the Silk Road Literature Series 2021. Ashraf Aboul-Yazid, AJA President and a well-established literary figure, shared his “Thirteen Love Letters For Her” while […]

Apology ends row over purloined Singapore’s National Day song

Apology ends row over purloined Singapore’s National Day song

By Ivan Li Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: A 1986 National Day song of Singapore found an echo in India, showing once again that emulation is a form of flattery, but plagiarising the tune had created discord. The catchy “Count on Me, Singapore” was rejigged as “We Can Achieve” in an Indian version with […]

Malaysia’s iconic trishaws to feature at Expo 2020 Dubai

Malaysia’s iconic trishaws to feature at Expo 2020 Dubai

  DUBAI: Malaysian classic traditional trishaw, locally known as beca, will be featured prominently at Expo 2020 Dubai. They will be an attraction giving millions of the Expo visitors a quaint experience of Malaysia’s culture and tourism. The beca portrays a unique trait of Malaysian heritage, culture and society. The three-wheel beca are handmade and […]

Fashion dazzle at Saudi Cup 2021

Fashion dazzle at Saudi Cup 2021

  RIYADH: Elite horse racing and fashion went hand in hand at the $20 million race at the King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Saudi Arabia, the world’s most valuable. Several women, Saudi and foreigners, descended wearing fashionable clothes and made sure that the prestigious horse race can also be a landmark fashion event, a tribute to […]

Music and life of Tenor Yim Ung kyun, the Real Man

Music and life of Tenor Yim  Ung kyun, the Real Man

By Sang-ki Lee Former President of Korean Journalists Association Asia N Founder SEOUL: Yim Ung kyu, known as the best tenor in Korea, has very unique characteristics. It comes from his own self-discipline rather than a stubborn self-pride that can be witnessed from common artists. With his 30 years of career as a professor in […]

In Bahrain, COVID-19 fails to dampen passion for celebrations

In Bahrain, COVID-19 fails to dampen passion for celebrations

  By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Despite its fierce and relentless assault across the globe, COVID-19 has not succeeded to dampen the Valentine spirit in Bahrain and other countries, Ahmed, 26, said. The young teacher had been standing for a long time in front of the tempting chocolate boxes, in various colors and shapes, not sure […]

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