Issue 13: Monarchies in Southeast Asia

REVIEW: Detours to Paradise (Movie)

Detours to Paradise (Sincerely Yours)Produced and directed by Rich Lee. Written by Shu-Wen Hu, Mr. Lee and Shou-Qian Ho.Production year: 2009.Running time: 118 minutes.  This film is directed by Rich Lee, a cram-school teacher whose dream was […]

Issue 4: Regional Economic Integration

Indonesian Migrant Workers in Japan: Typology and Human Rights

Like other developing countries, Indonesia faces high unemployment, underemployment, and low wages. In Japan, despite great demand for unskilled labor created by the reluctance of highly qualified young workers to take blue collar jobs, Japanese […]

Issue 4: Regional Economic Integration

Focus on: NGOs Helping Migrant Workers in Japan

Kyoto Review recently talked with Ms. Aoki Reiko about problems faced by migrants and the Japanese laws that affect them. Aoki works with two NGOs in Japan’s Kansai region: Asian People Together, an affiliate of […]

Issue 3: Nations and Stories

The Chinese in the Collective Memory of the Indonesian Nation

Indonesians of Arab and Indian descent have experienced few problems in their relationship with Indonesians of indigenous ethnic backgrounds. Up until now,  these relationships have run smoothly (despite recent allegations made by the United States […]