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Exclusive reports, features and analysis on political and social events from across the Asian continent. Every Monday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2016-07-06

Japan: Anger grows at US military presence in Okinawa

This week, opposition to the American military presence in Japan grows. Tens of thousands of locals demand the closure of US bases on the southern island of Okinawa. Also, we examine the controversial ties between India's ruling party and the Hindu nationalist movement RSS. Finally, the ancient tradition of matchmaking gets a makeover in modern-day China.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Molly HALL , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Natacha MILLERET

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2017-12-18 Funeral

Japan offers world's first drive-through funerals

In Japan, paying your final respects to your nearest and dearest needn't be a long, drawn-out affair. You can now bid your last farewells to loved ones without ever unbuckling...

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2017-12-04 North Korea

North Korea: Global sanctions hit Pyongyang’s ‘experiment in capitalism’

In North Korea, the port city of Rason has a special status as an economic zone. Attracting foreign businesses in manufacturing, tourism and transportation, some even speculate...

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2017-11-20 Indonesia

Indonesia: New orangutan species found in Sumatra

For the first time in almost a century, the great ape family has a new member. Scientists have confirmed the existence of a new species of orangutan in northern Sumatra,...

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2017-11-06 North Korea

The painful history of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea

Donald Trump has made his first visit to Japan as US president and met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The top talking point was the rising threat from North Korea. But that threat,...

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2017-10-23 Taiwan

Taiwan tackles dangerous betel nut addiction

Around one-tenth of the world's population chews betel nuts. The stimulant is hugely popular in Asia: it is used as a pick-me-up like coffee, but is also a symbol of love and a...

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