'Japan' Category

  • Monocle 24, 1 July 2014

    July 2, 2014

    I appeared on Monocle 24 last night for my regular review of the Asian headlines. This time around we covered the huge pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong, the evasion of Japan’s constitutional restrictions on the use of military force, and legal setbacks for the Philippines’ president. You can listen to the show here, about 41.5 […]

  • Media appearances 26 Nov 2013

    November 28, 2013

    On 26 November I appeared on Al Jazeera’s Arabic channel to discuss the unrest in Bangkok. It was a very strange experience of conducting an interview via both Skype and an interpreter. There’s no video but they sent me this screenshot with a nice crease running down my face. I was also on Monocle 24 […]

  • Monocle appearance on China’s GDP figures, Occupy Central in Hong Kong, and hi-tech kaiten sushi

    August 13, 2013

    I was on Monocle 24 again last night discussing some news from Asia. You can listen to the segment here; it starts about 1hr40mins in. Here were the stories covered: Official manipulation adds 10 per cent to China’s GDP – SCMP Half of Hongkongers oppose Occupy Central’s campaign for universal suffrage – SCMP Sushi-go-round – […]

  • Japan and pre-emption

    February 14, 2013

    I was just on Monocle 24 discussing the Japanese defence minister’s statement that Japan might consider pre-emptive strikes against North Korea if an attack were ever imminent. You’ll be able to listen to the report here; the segment starts at the beginning of the recording and I come on about 6 minutes in. As you […]

  • Monocle V

    February 6, 2013

    I was on Monocle 24 again last night, to discuss the following items: Japan protests over China ship’s radar pointed at vessel – South China Morning Post Beijing Court Takes Rare Swipe at ‘Black Jail’ System – Wall St Journal Gerald Giam: no increase in foreign workers if resident workforce grows at 1 per cent […]

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