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Japan Crown Prince Fumihito formally declared first in line to throne

Japan Crown Prince Fumihito formally declared first in line to throne

  TOKYO: Crown Prince Fumihito was on Sunday formally declared first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne at a ceremony that had been postponed for seven months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Emperor Naruhito, dressed in a traditional dark orange robe, proclaimed his younger brother as crown prince to the people of Japan and the […]

Gyeonggi-do’s Basic Income Model and Suwon City, Korea

Gyeonggi-do’s Basic Income Model and Suwon City, Korea

By Khatuna Chapichadze Georgian Technical University San Diego State University Professor TBILISI: After the coronavirus outbreak in Korea, quite contested, however, very interesting idea of providing the universal basic income (UBI) for citizens, became popularly debated in the country. In consistence with his A New Gyeonggi Province, A Fair Society Provincial Policy, Korea’s most populous Gyeonggi […]

Amid international in-person and online participation, 2020 DMZ Peace Festival stresses peace is more precious than triumph

Amid international in-person and online participation, 2020 DMZ Peace Festival stresses peace is more precious than triumph

  By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary-General Vice President of the Asian Journalists Association SEOUL: The 2020 DMZ Peace Festival was held successfully in both on- and off-line formats on October 7 in Seoul, Korea. The 2020 DMZ (demilitarized zone) Peace Festival, the second of its kind, was jointly promoted by GCS International, a Seoul-based […]

Bahrain: Agreement with Israel aims to boost chances for peace in Middle East

Bahrain: Agreement with Israel aims to boost chances for peace in Middle East

By Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: Since the signing of the declaration to support peace by Bahrain and Israel almost one month ago, contacts between officials from the two countries have been intensifying amid promises to build on the agreement to move closer to peace, security and cooperation across the region. For Bahrain, the agreement “emanates from […]

Weaving peace on the Korean Peninsula – A media perspective

Weaving peace on the Korean Peninsula – A media perspective

  By Eddy Suprapto Contributor to AsiaN JAKARTA: In the last five years, world governance has gone into uncertainty. Starting from the economic trade war between the USA and China to the border disputes and the threats of the Covid-19 pandemic. In his book “Stabilizing an Unstable Economy”, Professor Hyman Minsky’s thinking is relevant because the […]

Wind of Change

Wind of Change

By Eddy Suprapto Contributor to AsiaN JAKARTA: Today, October 3, 1990 is a historic record for the German people, namely the reunification of Germany or German Reunification. The process of unification took place when the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) was incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany), especially after East Germany’s first free […]

Reunification is the human right of every Korean

Reunification is the human right of every Korean

By Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: Looking at the invitation I received from the German Ambassador to Bahrain Kai Boeckmann to attend on October 3 a virtual celebration of the German Unity Day, I could not help wondering if I will ever receive an invitation from the Korean embassy in Bahrain to a Korean Reunification Day or […]

Kyrgyzstan celebrates State Language Day

Kyrgyzstan celebrates State Language Day

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva Chief of international affairs department, Kabar News Agency, Kyrgyzstan Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan celebrated the State Kyrgyz Language Day on September 23, an occasion marked annually on this day after the Supreme Council of the Kyrgyz SSR adopted a law on the state language on September 23, 1989, and the Kyrgyz language received the […]

South Korea’s Suwon, a special fusion of old and new, puts people at center of all policies

South Korea’s Suwon, a special fusion of old and new, puts people at center of all policies

By Habib Toumi SUWON: Showcasing an astonishing and harmonious fusion of old and new, Suwon rightly claims special fame as a historical landmark and the biggest city in the province of Gyeonggi. The centrally-located city where UNESCO World Heritage-listed treasures and royal relics co-exist with a modern skyline asserts itself as one of its kind […]

Forward-looking Gyeonggi-do leading Korea into the future

Forward-looking Gyeonggi-do leading Korea into the future

By Habib Toumi GYEONGGI-DO: Gyeonggi-do, the province surrounding South Korea’s capital, Seoul, provides opportunities and possibilities of a better life for Koreans and for everybody else. With 13 million inhabitants, it is the most populated province of Korea and is home to more than one-fifth of the entire Korean population. The rapid increase in population […]

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