Tag: Japan

Asia This Week – February 15, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsThailand Parliamentary – March 24, 2019Tim Newton in The Thaiger: “The day that shook Thai politics” Princess Ubolratana's surprising, and short, candidacy for prime minister in Thailand gave election observers whiplash last week. @PavinKyoto looks at what… Read More

Asia This Week – February 8, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsThailand Parliamentary – March 24, 2019New York Times: “The sister of Thailand’s king was nominated on Friday as a candidate for prime minister, upending the political landscape in a country where the monarchy is considered above the… Read More

Asia This Week – February 1, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsOn deck: Japan, provincial elections throughout the year; Solomon Islands general (February);  Thailand parliamentary (February 24); Micronesia congressional (March 5); Australia, New South Wales state (March 23); Tuvalu legislative (March 31); India, general and Andhra Pradesh and Odisha states (April/May); Japan… Read More

Asia This Week – January 4, 2019

Upcoming ElectionsHong Kong Rural Representative – January 7 and 13, 2019 and City Council – November 2019Thousands marched in Hong Kong on New Years to call for democracy. Sum Lok-kei at the South China Morning Post writes: “The… Read More

Asia This Week – December 14, 2018

Upcoming Elections in the NewsBangladesh Parliamentary – December 30, 2018There has been violence leading up to Bangladesh’s parliamentary elections later this month. Two supporters of the ruling party were killed in clashes, and dozens have been injured. An… Read More