Myanmar enters crucible of its democratic transition (Newsweek)

I, after much internal debate, recently decided to leave Myanmar, clocking in my stay at a year and a half. But I didn't go before getting one last story on Editor Yoshi's desk at Newsweek Japan's office in Tokyo. The team there has been greatly interested in the country's transitional politics play, given that business links between the …

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Paranoia Spurs a Run on Salt in Shanghai

At a mom-and-pop dumpling restaurant in Shanghai’s French Concession yesterday evening, all reactions to the destruction wrought across north-eastern Japan could be quickly compressed into a single unified response: “horrifying.” However, this general feeling of dismay was breed of its own motives. “All of the supermarkets close to here have sold out of sea salt,” …

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