Indonesian women killed in Hong Kong are forgotten at home

Nov 3, 2016

Indonesian women killed in Hong Kong are forgotten at home

The Hong Kong trial of a British stock trader who murdered two Indonesian women and horrifically tortured one of them, recording the three-day ordeal on his phone, has barely registered in the victims’ home country, let alone elicited shock or sympathy. Poor and vulnerable, ...

Hunting South Korea's high-tech peeping Toms

Oct 18, 2016

Hunting South Korea's high-tech peeping Toms

Walking into an empty women’s bathroom stall, Park Kwang-mi waves a handheld detector around the toilet seat, paper roll holder, doorknob and even the ventilation grill on the ceiling. “It’s my job to make sure there’s no camera to film women while they relieve ...

Japan's working moms struggle to keep careers

Oct 12, 2016

Japan's working moms struggle to keep careers

Working mothers in Japan are jettisoning their careers and resorting to contract work amid laws that fail to support shorter hours long term. The child care and family care leave law obliges employers to reduce working hours to six a day in principle for ...