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Visitors view a BYD Dolphin EV car at the 44th Bangkok International Motor Show in Bangkok in 2023.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 25, 2024
Chinese EV makers to take center stage at Bangkok motor show
The popularity of Chinese EVs in Thailand underscores the growing challenge Japanese auto giants face in a vehicle market they have long dominated.
A man stands next to a model of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, which was used to launch several Indonesian satellites into orbit, at the office of Pasifik Satelit Nusantara, an Indonesia’s satellite-based telecommunication firm, in Jakarta on Jan. 15.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 20, 2024
How a Chinese rocket failure boosted SpaceX's fortunes in Indonesia
Elon Musk seized on the incident to prevail over a state-owned Chinese contractor as Jakarta's company of choice for putting satellites into space.
Anucha Angkaew, a Thai farm worker who was abducted by Hamas while working in Israel in October, at his family home in Don Pila village in Udon Thani province, Thailand.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Dec 8, 2023
Thai man recalls 50 days below ground in Hamas captivity
At least 240 people — Israelis and foreign nationals — were abducted to Gaza on Oct 7. by Hamas militants.
Myanmar's junta leader, Min Aung Hlaing, at a parade in Naypyitaw in March 2021
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 10, 2023
Losing ground to rebel alliance, Myanmar junta faces biggest test
The fiercest fighting has been near Myanmar's border with China in northern Shan state.
Farmers harvest rice in a field in Chai Nat province, Thailand.
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Sep 18, 2023
Soaring rice prices sow hope and trouble for Thai farmers
Thailand's centuries-old rice cultivation system is under severe stress from climate change and unsustainable farm debts.
Thailand's new Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin meets with media at the Pheu Thai Party headquarters in Bangkok on Wednesday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Aug 24, 2023
After limbo, Thailand's new prime minister faces weakened economy
Srettha Thavisin, the country's new prime minister, must now work fast to deliver on his promises to fix Thailand's economy and boost household incomes.
Pheu Thai's Srettha Thavisin. Thailand's parliament voted in favor of his prime ministerial candidacy in Bangkok on Tuesday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Aug 23, 2023
Thai property mogul Srettha Thavisin's unlikely rise to PM
The conservative establishment sees Srettha and his Pheu Thai party as more palatable than the progressive Move Forward Party.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 17, 2023
Indian tourists flock to Southeast Asia as China's reopening falters
The travel and tourism industry is critical for several Southeast Asian economies and contributed about 12% of the region's gross domestic product before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 10, 2023
China-led EV boom in Thailand threatens Japan's grip on key market
Siam Motors is in talks with several Chinese automakers about potential partnerships, particularly for high-end electric vehicles.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 8, 2023
Jarred by pandemic curbs, rich Chinese scour Thailand for second homes
Cooped up for three years under some of the world's toughest COVID-19 controls, a flood of mainland Chinese have been hunting for property buys overseas since Beijing opened its borders.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 6, 2023
Thailand's promised cannabis bonanza disappoints as politicians trade blame
A deluge of marijuana smuggled in from abroad has driven down wholesale prices and hurt local growers.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 5, 2023
BBC raids show India's shrinking media freedom under Modi, some journalists say
The news network has said it is cooperating fully with authorities, adding that its journalists would continue to report 'without fear or favor.'
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 28, 2022
India makes inroads into Sri Lanka under China's long shadow
Taking advantage of northern Sri Lanka's proximity to India, new endeavors could help New Delhi balance China's infrastructure projects in the south of the island.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 16, 2022
Traffic, water shortages and floods: The slow death of India's tech hub
In the 1990s, Bengaluru rapidly became India's answer to Silicon Valley, attracting millions of workers and some of the biggest IT firms.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 17, 2022
Sri Lanka faces looming food crisis with stunted rice crop
Across rice farms on this Indian Ocean island, a bleak picture is emerging that the summer harvest could be as low as half that of previous years, according to experts.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 22, 2022
Sri Lankan forces raid anti-government protest camp as new president takes office
Media footage showed soldiers in riot gear and armed with assault rifles tearing down the camp, set up in April by protesters enraged with the country's economic collapse.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 13, 2022
Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives amid protests as economic crisis spirals
The president's flight brings an end to the rule of the powerful Rajapksa clan that has dominated politics in the South Asian nation for the last two decades.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 10, 2022
How Sri Lanka spiraled into crisis
A rundown of the major steps that led demonstrators storming the president's residence and setting fire to the prime minister's home in Colombo.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 9, 2022
Brothers at odds, but ruling family still holds key to Sri Lanka's future
Two brothers who had dominated Sri Lanka's politics for nearly 20 years have gone their separate ways.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 18, 2022
Sri Lanka's reluctance to tap IMF helped push it into an economic abyss
Faced with a rapidly deteriorating economic environment, the government chose to wait, instead of moving quickly and seeking help.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world