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Clean energy investment in ASEAN countries needs transparency, says report
Greater transparency is needed in clean energy investment in Southeast Asia, a new report states, calling for more regulation of renewables and energy security.
Supporting talent at the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)
Open Access Government unpacks some of the research support that takes place in the National Research Foundation of Korea.
Transforming Singapore towards sustainable tourism and urban living
Sustainable tourism is becoming a bigger concept in Singapore, where they are prepared to address traveller needs and reconsider their carbon output.
PANDASIA: Reducing the risk of zoonoses spread in Europe and Asia
Zoonoses – zoonotic pathogens spread between animals and humans – have been a concern of the international community since COVID-19.
Bangladesh flood: Mental health impact on Bangladeshi people
The Bangladesh flood 2022 and other climate-related events have a devastating impact on mental health outcomes in terms of depression and anxiety in Bangladesh.
“Cataclysmic” health emergency following Pakistan floods
The Pakistan floods have brought on a double burden of communicable, and non-communicable diseases, fuelling more inequality and health disparities.
The advancement of science in Japan
The advancement of science in Japan is a crucial aim of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
Taiwan’s National Science and Technology Council
Open Access Government write about Taiwan’s National Science and Technology Council and their important and ambitious targets.
How do India’s protectionist rice export restrictions affect those in need?
Peter Bachmann, Vice President Policy & Government Affairs, at USA Rice, states that India’s protectionist rice export restrictions hurt the neediest the most.
Iran protests the brutality of the ‘morality police’ over headscarf rules
The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini has influenced mass protests across Iran, after being killed by morality police due to headscarf rules.
MMA Global Aqua – Underwater sonar technology
MMA Global Aqua discuss their use of sonar technology for expert underwater surveying in the waters of Taiwan.
Pakistan climate change: One third of the country is underwater
With the death toll rising to over 1200 people, Pakistan suffers the burden of climate change with extreme floods.
Knowledge through scientific research for innovation
Prof Dr Preethi Kesavan, Head, School of Technology at LSBF Singapore, describes the role of knowledge generated through scientific research for innovation and future societal development.
Sri Lanka protests prompt a state of emergency following an economic crisis
Sri Lanka protests have ousted President Rajapaksa over disputes of the worst economic crisis the country has faced since gaining independence.
Asia Analysis July 2022
We welcome Summer 2022 with our July volume of Asia Analysis, which includes a vast array of articles on several compelling policy topics.
A decade after the most important gene of fragrance rice uncovered
Professor Dr Apichart Vanavichit, Director of the Rice Science Center, reflects on the decade since the most important gene of fragrance rice was uncovered.
Early heat in South Asia is 30 times more likely due to climate change
India and Pakistan and other significantly large parts of South Asia have experienced prolonged, early heat, due to extreme weather conditions and climate change.
Global health worker shortage could deny millions of people healthcare
Over 43 million additional health workers are needed to cover the health worker shortage globally, due to political unrest, violence, and lack of training.
Japan: Inter-university research to generate more knowledge
Prof Dr Preethi Kesavan, Head, School of Technology at LSBF Singapore, discusses how to promote academic and inter-university.
Artificial Photosynthetic Chemical Process (ARPChem) project in Japan: achievements and future challenges
Here, Professor Kazunari Domen, Shinshu University and The University of Tokyo, summarizes the 10-year ARPChem project conducted from 2012 to 2022 under the support of New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).