Japan’s rail network transports the equivalent of the world’s population every year. Clean, efficient, and extremely reliable, it is the envy of the world. But what makes the Japanese model so efficient?
While the circumstances behind PTE Dave Lee’s death are still a mystery, Taiwan’s experience with its military-related deaths provides valuable lessons for Singapore.
Before a single vote has been cast, Najib has already been roundly criticised of “downright cheating” and resorting to “dirty tactics”. While it remains to be seen what lengths Najib will go to secure his electoral victory, he is by no means the first politician to play dirty in an election.
Less than 30 years have passed since the Berlin Wall collapsed and East and West Germany reunified. Now, proponents of Korean reunification believe the same might be achieved today. With bilateral talks yielding a peace treaty and a final end to the Korean War, talks of reunification between the two Koreas have moved beyond the realm of fantasy fiction to a possible, albeit far distant reality.
What would happen if every ASEAN country united today to form a United ASEAN Superstate? What would that country look like?
More than 200 civilians were reportedly killed in a single airstrike on Mosul, as the United Nations warns the worst was yet to come for those still trapped in the Iraqi city. Some 230 bodies of mostly women and children were pulled from three adjoining houses in the Jadida neighbourhood of west Mosul where ISIS fighters are still active.
6 years on, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station is still leaking. The facility’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) recorded “record high levels of radiation” inside a damaged reactor.
Several challenges still remain for women in the developing world, where regressive cultural practices, social stigma and religious autocracy still impede the progress of women in society. In these 5 countries in particular, woman still lack the basic rights we have taken for granted in the developed world.