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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Resigns for Health Reasons

28 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the nation's longest serving prime minister, has announced his resignation for health reasons, saying that he did not want his illness to get in the way of decision making. The 65 year-old has suffered since his te...

Episode 172: ✨⭐🌟 Stellar-Based Company Partners to Build Payments Platform in Asia 💲

27 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments NewCreationCapital

video: audio: Join The New Creation Cronies Telegram Group In Episode  172 : Stellar-Based Company Partners to Build Payments Platform in Asia  This is the story of the day. Story Related Links: Statement on Amending the “Accredited Investor” Defin...

Power Ledger Pioneers Renewable Energy Certificate Marketplace

25 Aug 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Green energy focused project Power Ledger (POWR) will soon launch a marketplace for trading and issuing Renewable Energy Certificates (REC), as announced in a blog post published on August 25.  Power Ledger has tightened its partnership with Thai en...

Asia Piracy Incidents Double Compared to 2019

18 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

A reported published by the ReCAAP (Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia) indicates that piracy incidents across Asia have doubled in the first half of 2020, with 50 incidents reported in the regi...

At Least 162 Killed in Myanmar Jade Mine Collapse

2 Jul 2020 1 minute read 1 comment AverageVancouverite

At least 162 bodies have been recovered, 54 injured people have taken to local hospitals, and many others remain missing after a heap of mining waste collapsed into a lake, burying many miners at a jade mining site in the Hpakant area of Myanmar's Ka...

At Least 32 Dead in Bangladesh Ferry Crash

29 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Bangladeshi local media reported that at least 32 people are confirmed dead while about 20 others are missing after a ferry called the Morning Bird suffered a collision with another vessel and capsized on the Burigana River near the Sadarghat river p...

Japan Lifts State of Emergency From Most Prefectures

14 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

After seeing significant decreases in new Covid-19 coronavirus infections and deaths, Japan has lifted a state of emergency from 39 of 47 total prefectures. However, the order has not yet been lifted in areas like Tokyo and Osaka where new cases are...

Taipei, National Palace Museum *Part 1*

29 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Brickster

Treasury of Chinese Culture The world's largest and most valuable collection of Chinese artworks can be found not in China, but in Taiwan. The National Palace Museum in the north of Taipei has around 700,000 finds and artifacts, only a fraction of wh...

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei

23 Apr 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Brickster

A short historical review. After the Japanese invasion in Korea, which was allied with China, the Chinese-Japanese war began in 1894. China suffered a defeat and had to cede Taiwan to Japan. Until 1945, i.e. for 50 years, the Japanese flag blew over...

WHO Driver Killed While Collecting Covid-19 Samples

21 Apr 2020 1 minute read 1 comment AverageVancouverite

28 year-old Pyae Sone Win Maung, a driver collecting Covid-19 monitoring samples on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO), was killed and another health worker was injured after their well-marked United Nations vehicle was hit by gunfire near...