Ultraman: 50 years battling monsters

Culture Jan 1, 2016

Ultraman: 50 years battling monsters

by Shinichi Satake

Young boys and girls jumped up in excitement shouting, "Ultraman!" when three characters from the iconic series appeared on stage during an event in Kuala Lumpur in November. The Japanese superhero, who premiered in 1966 in the live-action special effects (tokusatsu) television series bearing his ...

Commentary / World Nov 7, 2011

New food price levels stalking poor

by Iwan J. Azis

Catastrophic flooding and crop losses in Thailand, the world's leading rice exporter, are raising concerns that another food crisis may be in the offing. Also disquieting is the possibility that the world may have already entered a new era where persistently high food prices are ...