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Aradhana Aravindan
For Aradhana Aravindan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 27, 2022
Expats head for the exit as 'easy' Singapore's COVID-19 controls bite
Atar Sandler arrived in Singapore in 2019, seizing the opportunity to live in a buzzing global city that is also a convenient base to jet off to more exotic locales nearby.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 2, 2021
Vaccinated Singapore eases into reopening as other nations watch for lessons
Despite a high vaccination rate, masks are still mandatory in almost all public settings, group sizes are limited and a contact-tracing app is required.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 22, 2021
From China to Germany, floods expose climate vulnerability
By the end of the century, slow-moving, deadly storms that release more rain could be 14 times more frequent, researchers have found.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 15, 2021
From Harvard to Nasdaq listing: Grab CEO's ride to world's biggest SPAC deal
The CEO of Grab, a popular app to book taxis, order food and make payments in Southeast Asia, has always been determined to win — from making his firm the best-funded regional start-up to defeating behemoth Uber Technologies.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Apr 1, 2021
Quiet Singapore turns up volume on Myanmar as regional fears grow
Worries over regional instability and the credibility of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations bloc in the face of China's increasing power are driving the country's stance, some say.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jul 16, 2020
Singapore's rulers fret over generational shift in big election win
A resounding election win for Singapore's perennial rulers has been tainted by concerns about a generational voter shift that could in time weaken the People's Action Party's (PAP) unyielding grip on power.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 21, 2020
Why Singapore's admired coronavirus playbook can't be replicated
A day after Jeanhee Kim learned of a coronavirus case in her Singapore apartment block, she was visited by a distinguished-looking man she later learned was a senior government minister.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 18, 2016
Singapore seeks to turn labor crunch into a robot revolution
Sherine Toh says her best days at work are when none of the 600 or so staffers at Singapore's Tung Lok Restaurants quits, though such days are rare.

Longform

Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves