Malaysia named Asia’s Leading Destination in World Travel Awards 2015 Reply

The Malay Mail Online  Saturday October 31, 2015

LONDON – The 22nd World Travel Awards have revealed the winners in Asia, with Malaysia named as Leading Destination.

In a release published yesterday, the World Travel Awards have revealed a list of winners for the Asian region. Not only did Malaysia come away with Leading Destination, but Tourism Malaysia also won Leading Tourist Board. More…

Long-Sought Myanmar Ceasefire Signed in Naypyidaw Reply

By Nyein Nyein THE IRRAWADDY Thursday October 15, 2015


A “nationwide” ceasefire agreement was signed between the Myanmar government and eight armed groups on Thursday morning in Naypyidaw. (Photo: Hein Htet / The Irrawaddy)

NAYPYIDAW — A long-awaited “nationwide” ceasefire agreement between the government and eight of Myanmar’s armed rebel groups was signed here on Thursday, with signatories hopeful that the pact will go some way toward ending decades of civil war in the country. More…

Diwali Festival London Reply

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The annual Diwali on Trafalgar Square (DOTS), Sunday 11 October 2015, marked the Festival of Lights with heaps of food, music, activities and fun. The live line-up included both traditional religious performances and contemporary Asian music and dance, and the children’s parade re-enacted the end of the Diwali story – Lord Rama’s victorious return to his kingdom. Market stalls offered arts, crafts and vegetarian Southeast Asian food and workshops and activities for all ages. More…

Sexual Diversity in the UK and Japan Reply

LONDON – Daiwa Foundation held a seminar Sexual Diversity in the UK and Japan, Firday October 16, 2015.

The contributors were Kanako Otsuji, Director of the LGBT Policy Information Center of Japan, based in Osaka, Michael King,  Professor of Primary Care Psychiatry in the Division of Psychiatry at University College London  and Stephen Dodd (Chair) Professor of Japanese Literature at SOAS, University of London.


Kanako Otsuji More…