Asia Feed

This is a good analysis of the current competitive situation of "social networks" in Japan (as of the end of 2015, and still valid in August of 2016). It is interesting to see how a local service like Line has grown to dominate the Japanese market, while Facebook, a worldwide... Read more →

It is not surprising that South-Korea, fourth largest gaming market in the world, is also seeing a surge of this phenomenon called Pokémon Go, a smartphone game that mixes a classic title with virtual reality. I guess Sokcho's business will do well, at least for a few weeks via Read more →

Ijaz Nabi, the author of the article published at the Brookings Institution website, brings up a very interesting and important point: how Asian governments (with the exception of Japan's) previously not really interested in the development of their people, realized that investing in education and health was the only way... Read more →

There is no doubt that globalization "can work" for poor people (or, better, for poor countries). Global integration can be a powerful force for reducing poverty and empowering people. The question of whether it "does work" is much less certain. According to Ian Goldin of the Oxford Martin School, the... Read more →