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Google Japan Debuts Adorable Dog Version of Street View as Tribute to Hachiko

It was only a matter of time before dog lovers in the town of Odate, Japan strapped a live feed to the lead harnesses of their Akitas.

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Celebrity Endorsements Might Be the Key to Combating Poaching in Asia, Campaign Shows

International conservation organization WildAid is teaming up with the world’s largest outdoor advertising company, JCDecaux, to help save some of the planet’s most endangered species.

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These Fish Slippers Are the Must-Have Items This Summer in Thailand

The latest trend in Thailand involves ultra-realistic fish accessories including sandals, pillows, and keychains.

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Is China’s Social Credit System a 'Black Mirror' Dystopian Scenario?

On 14 June 2014, the State Council of China issued the "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit System," one of the most ambitious e-governing efforts in the country.

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Taiwan Officially Bans Use of Plastic Items in Restaurants, Shops

Starting next year, in Taiwan, food and beverage outlets will be banned from providing plastic straws to customers for in-store use.

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Japan Is Preparing to Build the World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper in Tokyo

Tokyo's skyline will soon feature the world's largest wooden skyscraper. 

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Uber Prepares to Sell Its Operations in Southeast Asia to Grab: CNBC Report

Although no deal has been reached yet and it’s unclear when the said deal will be made, many believe that the merge seems inevitable given Uber's current business situation in Asia.

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Myanmar's First Public Drag Olympics Was a Celebration of Queer Identities

As part of the fourth annual &PROUD LGBT Film Festival, the country's first ever Drag Queen Olympics took place at Thakin Mya Park in downtown Yangon on January 28.

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Chinese Scientists Have Successfully Cloned Monkeys Using SCNT Technique

Scientists in China recently achieved a major scientific breakthrough by cloning two monkeys.

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Taiwan Finalizes Vietnamese Language Syllabus for Children of Cross-National Marriages

Taiwanese grade schools are responding to demand for Vietnamese language lessons by opening language classes in grade schools this year.

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After China Bans Plastic Imports, Southeast Asia to Become World's Largest Recycling Plant

With China’s plastic import ban going into effect on January 1, environmental experts worry that Southeast Asian nations will now have to shoulder the bulk of the world's plastic waste.

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Inside Southeast Asia's First Dating Platform for Sugar Daddies

TheSugarBook, a Malaysia-based dating platform aimed at matching wealthy individuals with others who are interested in being lavished with expensive gifts, has attracted more than 55,000 users since i...

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North Korean Defector Given Free Lifetime Supply of Choco Pies

South Korean confectionery giant Orion has announced that it will bestow a lifetime supply of Choco Pies to a North Korean soldier who recently defected.

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New Report Finds Indonesian LGBT Activists Under Increasingly Violent Threat

A new report has found that supporters of Indonesia's LGBT community are facing increasingly violent, personal threats in the country.

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Starbucks Just Opened Its Largest Store in the World in Shanghai

In the proof of how important China is to its future success, Starbucks opened its largest outlet in the world in Shanghai today.

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Bali Volcano Eruption Forces Airport Closure, Mass Evacuations

Bali's most well-known volcano is threatening a major eruption, forcing officials to close the island's airport and thousands of residents to evacuate their homes.

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Two South Korean Universities Are Teaching Students How to Love and Date

Students at two universities in South Korea can now take courses that teach them about sex, relationships and marriage.

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Pornographic GIFs Almost Got WhatsApp Banned in Indonesia Recently

Indonesia, with the world’s largest Muslim population, recently threatened to block popular messaging service WhatsApp after requesting it to remove pornographic content.

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Vietnamese Student Jailed in Singapore for Hacking Into Professor's Account to Modify Grades

A Vietnamese student was recently jailed in Singapore after he was caught hacking into his professor’s school account to change his grades as well as others'.

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Chinese University Begins Offering Competitive Dragon, Lion Dance Course

In case anyone is interested, Zhejiang University in China is now offering a course on dragon and lion dances.