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Asia is an active, interesting, populous part of the world with many races, many religions, a variety of culture. In 2008 the Asia Watch network opened a homepage to inform as many people as possible of the truth and facts that were collected through local coverage. In future, we would like to set up antennae throughout Asia to chase interesting news.

 At the end of 2012, new governments were born in Japan and South Korea. The world is now paying attention to the Korean Peninsula to watch where it will go. We will systematically inform people of the trend and situation of the Korean Peninsula, especially of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) on the basis of our local coverage as before.


亜細亜飛耳長目Lao People’s Democratic Republic

    2019-06-23 23:13:54

Laos, officially the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west. Its population was estimated to be around 6.5 million in 2012.


  Uzaki    2019-05-23 00:48:37

Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometres (127,350 sq mi) separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysiaand Malaysian Borneo. Land borders are shared with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei, and maritime borders exist withSingapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. In 2010 the population was 28.33 million, with 22.6 million living on the Peninsula.

亜細亜飛耳長目The Kingdom of Thailand

    2019-04-23 23:31:49

The Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Burma. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India in the Andaman Sea to the southwest.


2019-06-23 00:12:18    Assistant Professor, Keio University ISOZAKI Atsuhito
BlogAssistant Professor, Keio University ISOZAKI Atsuhito

Expectation to the Asia watch network homepage. The Asia Watch Network has visited to Pyongyang frequently and published original information by fixed-point observation. I havew paid attention to the activity as a North Korean researcher for many years.
2019-03-23 23:35:01    WatchNetwork KOBORI Sinnosuke
Update of D.P.R.KGrowing number of taxis in Pyongyang
Visiting travel notes of Pyongyang Extra#4

A half year passed since the last visit to D.P.R Korea. Big changes have since been made in the traffic in Pyongyang. One of them is taxi.
A Japanese article said six months ago that a taxi which cost 50 won (North Korean currency) per kilometer was a little bit expensive for citizens. It meant in another word that the costly taxi was not much used by citizens.
2019-02-23 23:31:24    AsiaWatchNetwork  KOBORI Sinnosuke
半島FocusNorth Korea This Year: Where to Go?

North Korea greeted the New Year’s Day with a show of the Moranbong Band. On the eve of the New Year, Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, found himself among foreign diplomats accredited to North Korea and enjoyed a show of the Moranbong Band with people on the New Year’s Day. That kind of new year celebration had never been seen in North Korea.
 The Moranbong Band made its first appearance in July last year, drawing attention from North Korean people as well as the world public. Its first performance changed the hitherto image of North Korea. There were some people imagining North Korea turning to free world.
2019-01-23 23:22:36    AsiaWatch Counsel: NAKAMURA Kouichiro
半島FocusInformation and news reports about North Korea are in a mess

As regards mediareports about North Korea, I think in many cases the media do not play its role of objective information. What is behind such groundless, doubtful information being spread?



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