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For Aaron Tam's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Hong Kong 'wishing tree' draws tens of thousands

Feb 22, 2015

Hong Kong 'wishing tree' draws tens of thousands

Carnivals and fireworks are Hong Kong’s trademark Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations — but tens of thousands of people also travel to a remote village to hurl oranges at a tree in hopes of making their wishes come true. In a tradition stretching back ...

Hong Kong faces a familiar aging problem

Jan 2, 2014

Hong Kong faces a familiar aging problem

Schools replaced by care homes and a once-vibrant economy dulled by one of Asia’s oldest populations: Experts fear this is the Hong Kong of the not-too-distant future. One in three people in the city is expected to be 65 years old or above by ...