East Asia's fading fertility
For better or worse, Japan has led East Asia's development. And this is most evident when it comes to fading fertility, writes John West.
Japan's silver democracy
Spending on Japan's seniors has pushed public debt up to world record levels. But change is difficult in this "silver democracy", writes John West.
Australian Aged Care Industry
Australian Aged Care Industry to be More Consumer and Market Driven, says Frost & Sullivan. Seniors will have more choices and higher quality services with the consumer directed care programme.
Korea's shameful demographic drama
Korea is a wealthy country, with a proud Confucian society. And yet half of its senior citizens live in poverty, and suicide among the elderly is rising sharply. Shame on you Korea, says John West.
New healthcare economy
Transformation in Healthcare will Drive Change for New Models in the Next Generation of Healthcare, says Frost & Sullivan.
Singapore is Asia's most innovative city
Singapore is Asia's most innovative city, closely followed by Sydney and Melbourne, according to a recent report by Solidiance.
India’s Deadly Cities
India’s cities have grown haphazardly, with little consideration of the functioning of urban systems as a whole argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Economic Reasoning and Social Policy
Mukul G Asher has shared with us his Keynote Address to 12th East Asian Social Policy (EASP) Conference, “Social Policy and Governance in East Asia” in Singapore, July 30-31, 2015.
India’s Lagging Human Capital
A new report shows India falling behind on human capital. Smarter government intervention is needed, argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Workers face security crisis
The international trade union movement warned the OECD Forum 2015 that the world's workers face a security crisis.
The Met's Costume Institute Multicultural Scramble
China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries, as Misha Pinkhasov highlights in his article on the Met's exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass.
Australia's healthcare system needs IT solutions
Performance driven IT solutions are critical to reduce fragmentation in Australia’s healthcare system, says Frost & Sullivan.
Key technology trends for Australia’s healthcare in 2015
Key technology trends for Australia’s healthcare in 2015 are digitalisation, decentralisation and democratisation, says Frost & Sullivan.
Citations are not enough
Citations are not enough: Academic promotion panels must take into account a scholar’s presence in popular media, argue Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr.
Australia’s healthcare has good vital signs
Australia’s healthcare has good vital signs, but sustainability, costs and sources of funding are critical areas, says Frost & Sullivan.
China should welcome Catholic Church and other faith traditions, for the moral good of society
G. Bin Zhao calls on Beijing to accept the pope's offer of friendship and open China's doors to the Catholic Church, as well as revive its own faith traditions, to stem society's moral degeneration.
Education Asia -- myths and realities
Asian countries have long topped the OECD's PISA survey on the state of global education. But how good really are Asia's education systems, asks John West?
No Indian university in global top 200. Why?
Why is no Indian university in the global top 200 asks Asit Biswas.
Urbanization in India
In terms of global developments, Asian countries, including India, have been comparatively newcomers to urbanization, argues Asit Biswas.
India's squalid slums
As Katherine Boo describes so vividly in "Behind the Beautiful Forevers", life in an urban slum in Mumbai can be full of squalor and deprivations.
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