author

 
 

Meta

Stanley Widianto
For Stanley Widianto's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Desi Permatasari, 32, comforts her daughter, Sheena Almaera Maryam, 5, who was prescribed contaminated cough syrup last year in their home in Bogor, Indonesia.
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Dec 24, 2023
When children take toxic cough syrup — and live
In Indonesia, one of the places most impacted by the contamination, families struggle to care for survivors while taking action against those responsible.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 15, 2022
G20 considers resolution condemning Russian invasion
The summit marks the first time the G20 leaders are meeting since Russia's February invasion of Ukraine, which Russia has described as a 'special military operation.'
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Sep 30, 2022
A Chinese mRNA COVID vaccine gets its first approval — in Indonesia
Indonesia's food and drugs agency approved the use of Walvax Biotechnology's mRNA vaccine, which has been in development for more than two years.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 8, 2022
War looms large over G20 event as Russia meets rivals in Bali
The buildup to the gathering on the Indonesian island of Bali has been dominated by the war and its impact on the global economy.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 18, 2022
In Indonesia, hopes rising for long-awaited sexual violence bill
Lawmakers have been talking about the bill since 2016, with its progress stalled by several political parties.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 25, 2022
Indonesia and Singapore sign extradition, airspace and defense agreements
The issue of extradition has long been a frustration for Indonesia because of concerns about the difficulty of bringing some fugitives accused of embezzling large sums to justice.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 20, 2021
Indonesia's Jokowi urges developed countries to commit to climate funding goals
Rich countries have missed a target to raise $100 billion a year to support developing countries in their climate action projects.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 21, 2021
'Don't get sick': Indonesia's poor miss out on COVID-19 care
The pandemic has been a grinding descent toward poverty and hunger for many of the country's economically vulnerable.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 5, 2021
With stories and puppets, environmentalist battles to save Indonesia's mangroves
Caked in mud up to their knees, a small group of Indonesian youngsters plant mangrove saplings along a stretch of exposed coastline next to the Java Sea under the watchful eye of local environmentalist Samsudin.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Nov 19, 2020
In Indonesia, making of a mayor sparks talk of nation's newest dynasty
The political aspirations of the president's son have raised suspicions that the leader is forming a new dynasty to elbow its way in among Indonesia's old elites.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 7, 2020
Indonesia mobilizes fishermen to join warships in territorial standoff with China
Indonesia will mobilize fishermen to join warships in the South China Sea and help defend against Chinese vessels, the government in Jakarta said on Monday, as the biggest standoff for years between Southeast Asia's largest country and China escalated off the coast.

Longform

Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on