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For Shaun Tandon's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Vietnam violence ups stakes for U.S.

| May 16, 2014

Vietnam violence ups stakes for U.S.

The outbreak of deadly protests against China in Vietnam raises the stakes for the United States, which has rallied behind Beijing’s neighbors but faces ugly new realities. Demonstrations have now spread to a third of Vietnam’s provinces, with workers attacking Chinese workers and factories ...

Pageant winner reflects new ideal

| Sep 18, 2013

Pageant winner reflects new ideal

Shortly before she was crowned the first Miss America of Indian descent, Nina Davuluri was asked about a Chinese-American celebrity who admitted undergoing surgery to reshape her eyes. In the interview before a national audience Sunday, 24-year-old Davuluri tactfully avoided criticizing TV personality Julie ...

Year after slaying, threat persists for U.S. Sikhs

| Aug 13, 2013

Year after slaying, threat persists for U.S. Sikhs

When they spotted a stranger parked near their temple, two Sikh men came out and asked if he would like tea. He responded by shooting them both dead and walking inside. Satwant Singh Kaleka, an immigrant from India who worked long hours at a ...

Aug 15, 2012

Seoul-Tokyo isle clash seen as setback for U.S.

The increase in tensions between South Korea and Japan marks at least a temporary setback for the United States, which has sought to boost cooperation between its allies as part of its focus on Asia. South Korean President Lee Myung Bak’s unprecedented visit Friday ...