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The Bank Indonesia headquarters in Jakarta
BUSINESS / Markets
May 27, 2024
India and Indonesia stand out for EM investors in aging world
Both India and Indonesia had elections this year, showcasing to the world their ambition to transition into major economic powerhouses.
Tech billionaire Elon Musk and Indonesia's health minister, Budi Gunadi Sadikin, inaugurate the launch of the Starlink internet service in Bali's capital of Denpasar on Sunday.
May 19, 2024
Tycoon Musk launches Starlink in Indonesia
Millions of people in Indonesia, a vast archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, are not currently hooked up to reliable internet services.
Indonesia's new president Prabowo Subianto and vice president Gibran Rakabuming Raka wave after the country's election commission officially announced them as the presidential election winners at General Election Commission (KPU) headquarters in Jakarta, on April 24.
May 13, 2024
Indonesia won’t take sides in U.S.-China row, Prabowo tells TV
China is Indonesia’s biggest economic partner and is pouring more than $7 billion into the nation’s commodity processing capacity.
Scientists have observed an orangutan applying medicinal herbs to a face wound in an apparently successful attempt to heal an injury, the first time such behavior has been recorded.
WORLD / Science & Health
May 3, 2024
Orangutan's use of medicinal plant to treat wound intrigues scientists
Researchers said they believed this was the first documented case of a wild animal self-treating a wound.
An eruption from Mount Ruang volcano is seen from Tagulandang island in Sitaro, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Tuesday.
Apr 30, 2024
Indonesia's Mount Ruang erupts again, closes international airport
Authorities created a 6-kilometer exclusion zone around the volcano, forced evacuations and closed Sam Ratulangi international airport.
Indonesian fans cheer as they watch the Under-23 Asian Cup quarterfinal between Indonesia and South Korea at a cafe in West Java, Indonesia, on Thursday.
Apr 26, 2024
Indonesians celebrate as soccer team moves one step from second Olympic berth
Indonesia defeated South Korea 11-10 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the Under-23 Asian Cup in Doha on Thursday night.
Indonesia's Mount Ruang spews hot lava and smoke as seen from Sitaro, North Sulawesi, on Wednesday.
Apr 18, 2024
Thousands evacuated as Indonesia volcano erupts
Authorities said they were rushing to evacuate 11,000 residents from the nearby area that included the remote island of Tagulandang.
Countries in Southeast Asia have implemented a range of counterterrorism policies and measures, each with their strengths and challenges. However, the effectiveness of such policies remains a subject of debate.
Apr 18, 2024
Southeast Asia needs to step up its counterterrorism game
While Islamic State and al-Qaeda have lost ground in the region, they are still capable of recruiting and inspiring local groups to join extremist causes.
A worker inspects solar panels that provide electrical power to Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, in December 2023. High-ranking scholars and clergy have issued fatwas, or edicts, on how to rein in climate change. On a smaller scale, Muslim activists are telling their friends, family and neighbors that their duty to save the environment is embedded in the Quran.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Apr 17, 2024
What can ‘Green Islam’ achieve in the world’s largest Muslim country?
Proponents of the movement say educating 200 million Muslims on environmental awareness could drive much needed change.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Prabowo Subianto, Indonesia's defense minister and president-elect, at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo on Wednesday
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 3, 2024
Kishida and Prabowo agree to strengthen Japan-Indonesia ties
Prabowo, who is set to take office as president in October, said that the two countries have built a good cooperative relationship so far.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Indonesian President-elect Prabowo Subianto shake hands at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday.
Apr 2, 2024
New Indonesia leader visits China, promising close ties
Indonesian President-elect Prabowo Subianto was also due to visit Japan for two days from Tuesday.
A worker stands on a pile of rice sacks as the other worker carries a sack of rice at the warehouse in Jakarta on Feb.13. Dry weather fueled by El Nino has led to a rice shortage and sent prices to record highs.
Apr 1, 2024
As El Nino bites, Indonesians struggle with record-high rice prices
Rice has been an integral part of Indonesian history and culture since ancient times, and is one of the country's most important agricultural commodities.
Awang Suang trims weeds from palm trees on his small plantation in Membakut, Malaysia on Feb. 12. He has been cultivating oil palms for more than 50 years after switching from rubber trees. Palms require less labor and produce more frequent harvests — roughly every two weeks, year round — providing a steadier income, he explained.
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability
Mar 18, 2024
Can Europe save forests without killing jobs in Malaysia?
A new regulation aims to rid the palm oil supply chain of imports that come from former forestland.
Yusuke Yamazaki, former president of Nishiyama Farm, arrives at Narita Airport in Chiba Prefecture on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2024
Ex-Nishiyama Farm president arrested after deportation from Indonesia
Yusuke Yamazaki had been on the international wanted list for his alleged involvement in investment fraud involving overseas fruit sales.
Lion Air’s safety record has been in the spotlight over the years. The privately held carrier has suffered several hull losses, the industry term for aircraft damaged beyond repair.
Mar 10, 2024
Two Indonesian pilots suspended after falling asleep in cockpit
Flight 6723 was on its way to Jakarta from Sulawesi on Jan. 25 when neither the pilot or co-pilot responded to communications.
Batik Air said in a statement on Saturday that it "operates with adequate rest policy" and that it was "committed to implement all safety recommendations" after a January incident in which a pilot and co-pilot both feel asleep during a flight.
Mar 9, 2024
Indonesia to open probe after airline pilots fell asleep mid-flight
A pilot and co-pilot were simultaneously asleep for approximately 28 minutes during a domestic flight to Jakarta in January.
Gibran Rakabuming Raka, a son of outgoing President Joko Widodo, attends an election campaign at the Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium in Bandung, West Java, on Feb. 8. By his own admission, Gibran was a "nobody" a few months before Indonesia's elections. Now, he is set to become the country's youngest-ever vice president.
Feb 27, 2024
Once a 'nobody,' Jokowi's son is set to become Indonesia's VP
But Gibran Rakabuming Raka's meteoric rise, fueled by the current president's wild popularity, has critics warning of a return of nepotism in the country.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said last month that Japan's discharge of treated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the sea was consistent with international safety standards.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 23, 2024
Indonesian activists sue Japan over release of treated water
They want Tokyo to stop releasing wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 21, 2024
Japanese suspect in investment fraud detained in Indonesia
Yusuke Yamazaki, former president of a farm company in Okayama Prefecture, had been wanted since 2021.
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.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan