Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Risks of Asia-Pacific Multilateralism

http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/the-risks-of-asia-pacific-multilateralism/?allpages=yes

Beijing backs code to prevent conflict at sea along with US and Japan

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1494736/china-among-21-nations-back-code-prevent-unintended-conflict-sea

Japanese company to start fund for Peruvian farmers

http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-japanese-company-to-start-fund-for-peruvian-farmers-102762

California Dems Push Statewide Earned Income Tax Credit

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/apr/22/calif-dems-push-statewide-earned-income-tax-credit/

U.S. ANNOUNCES ‘NO VISA’ POLICY FOR FILIPINOS

http://adobochronicles.com/2014/04/22/u-s-announces-no-visa-policy-for-filipinos/

BAD ART: IT'S WHY BERNAL IS SO EXPENSIVE

How the Warriors-Salesforce deal came together

Some say Europe larger Bay Area trading partner than China

China is setting up covert spy networks in US and Australian universities

http://qz.com/201273/china-is-setting-up-covert-spy-networks-in-us-and-australian-universities/

Monday, April 21, 2014

Officials neither confirm nor deny rumor that Japanese support was denied for South Korean ferry disaster

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/04/20/officials-neither-confirm-nor-deny-rumor-that-japanese-support-was-denied-for-south-korean-ferry-disaster/

Japan Poll: 44% in favor of use of right to collective self-defense, 38% against

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20140421p2a00m0na006000c.html

Japan overhauls world's biggest public pension fund

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/business/companies/story/japan-overhauls-worlds-biggest-public-pension-fund-20140422

Chinese company denies links to suspected North Korean drones that crashed in South

http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1494207/north-korean-drones-not-theirs-says-chinese-retailer

Disenfranchised Chileans abroad skeptical about foreign voting bill

http://santiagotimes.cl/disenfranchised-chileans-abroad-skeptical-foreign-voting-bill/

Obama's Asia Trip: Did the Administration Ever Actually Pivot to Asia?

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_world_/2014/04/21/obama_s_asia_trip_did_the_administration_ever_actually_pivot_to_asia.html

Inside Sina Weibo, a Company Struggling With Censorship

http://www.psmag.com/navigation/nature-and-technology/ipo-gives-us-look-inside-sina-weibo-company-struggling-censorship-79734/

Six Californias: Polyvalent Idiocy

http://www.calbuzz.com/2014/04/why-six-flags-california-is-draper-madness/

BUILDING BIG IN MISSION BAY IS A BREEZE

http://sf.curbed.com/archives/2014/04/21/warriors_ditch_plan_to_build_arena_on_piers_3032_opt_for_mission_bay_site_instead.php

Warriors ditch Piers 30-32 for Mission Bay

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Warriors-ditch-Piers-30-32-for-Mission-Bay-arena-5418579.php

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Hidden Cultural Legacy of WW2 Internment Camps

http://www.japansubculture.com/exploring-the-hidden-legacy-of-world-war-ii-internment-camps/

Online Child Porn in Cebu City a Dreadful Cottage Industry

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/how-a-city-in-the-philippines-is-combatting-the-plague-of-child-porn-a-958390.html

Japanese Planning Radar Facility Near Taiwan, And China Is Not Pleased

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/19/japan-china-radar-station-near-taiwan

How Chinese Think About Terrorism

http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/how-chinese-think-about-terrorism/

US Visa Waivers for Chileans Raise Privacy Concerns

http://santiagotimes.cl/us-visa-waiver-program-raises-privacy-concerns/

Obama's Asia Pivot Reboot

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/04/18/224939/on-upcoming-trip-obama-will-try.html?sp=/99/100/&ihp=1

California's water wars reach 'new level of crazy' this year

http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/04/18/3884370/californias-water-wars-reach-new.html

The Traumatology of Leland Yee's Head

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_25600424/leland-yee-case-disgraced-senators-legislative-efforts-fueled

Thursday, April 17, 2014

China and Hollywood: Oliver Stone crashes the party | The Economist

http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/04/china-and-hollywood

Japan May Revise Article 9 To Aid Allies

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20140417p2a00m0na012000c.html

Japan, U.S. to double students studying in each other’s countries

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001218479

Tony Abbott Learns That He's No Longer a Suppository of Wisdom

http://www.news.com.au/national/as-tony-abbott-puts-the-budget-together-he-is-being-haunted-by-statements-of-campaigns-past/story-fncynjr2-1226888935642

Mexico Overtakes Japan as No. 2 Car Exporter to the United States

http://www.banderasnews.com/1404/nr-mexicopassesjapaninuscarexports.htm

From The Archive: China Lost 14 Million People in World War II. Why Is This Forgotten?

http://www.psmag.com/navigation/politics-and-law/china-lost-14-million-people-world-war-ii-forgotten-66482/

WASHINGTON: All eyes will be on trade when Obama heads to Asia

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/04/17/224818/all-eyes-will-be-on-trade-when.html?sp=/99/104/244/106/

Prop. 13 poll: Nearly half of voters open to changing it - San Jose Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_25581977/prop-13-poll-nearly-half-voters-open-changing?source=rss

Eviction numbers in San Francisco apparently unclear

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/eviction-numbers-in-san-francisco-debated/Content?oid=2772404

In Oakland, saved by a mall

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/New-mall-in-neglected-East-Oakland-changing-the-5408483.php

Momentum builds for suicide barrier on Golden Gate Bridge

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_25564429/momentum-builds-suicide-barrier-golden-gate-bridge

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Secrets and strides – the singular experience of a North Korean marathon

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/apr/16/north-korea-marathon-pyongyang-running

17% of Candidates in India Elections Facing Criminal Charges

http://www.hindustantimes.com/elections2014/the-big-story/ls-polls-alleged-killers-arsonists-rapist-in-the-fray-today/article1-1208993.aspx

Floating nuclear power plants could avoid disasters like Fukushima

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/16/5620916/mit-floating-power-plant-concept-could-avoid-disasters

China Responds to Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement

http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/china-responds-to-taiwans-sunflower-movement/

Kagoshima by-election is showdown for major parties

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001214851

Japanese-made missile part set for takeoff to US

http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/Japanese-made-missile-part-set-for-takeoff-to-US

The Google Bus logical fallacy explained

http://pando.com/2014/04/16/google-buses-pay-1-per-stop-but-it-costs-me-2-to-ride-muni-logical-fallacy-explained/

India’s 2014 General Election: A Primer | The Diplomat

http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/indias-2014-general-election-a-primer/

Board Of Supervisors Members Face FBI Questions Over Yee Corruption Charges

http://sfappeal.com/2014/04/current-board-of-supervisors-members-face-fbi-questions-over-leland-yee-corruption-allegations/