Tag: Asia

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Let’s Die Together

The rise of anonymous group suicide in Japan.

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Man on Fire

The story of one Tibetan’s protest.

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The Swingers’ Guide To Islam

A Javanese shrine where Muslim pilgrims seeking good fortune must peform a ritual: find a stranger, have sex with them.

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At Home at the End of Google Earth

Separated from his older brother at a train, five-year-old Saroo Munshi Khan found himself lost in the slums of Calcutta. In his 20s, living in Australia, he began his search for his birth home armed with nothing but hazy memories and Google Earth.

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Factory Girls

On the rise of K-pop.

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Ultimate Retreat to French Polynesia

Exploring remote atolls in the South Pacific.

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Take a Number

Why people keep dying on Mount Everest.

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Paddled

An American enrolls in a Beijing ping-pong school. A series of humiliations ensue.

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Lieutenant Accused of Murdering 109 Civilians

Revealing the murder of 109 Vietnamese civilians during a 1968 search-and-destroy mission on a rumored Viet Gong stronghold, often referred to in military circles as Pinkville, actually the village of My Lai.

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Death of a Hostess

Twenty-one-year-old Briton Lucie Blackman came to Tokyo and found work in the Roppongi district hostess bars, where businessmen come to flirt with paid companions, and Western women draw a premium fee. Two months later, she disappeared. She would be found underneath a bathtub in a beachside cave.

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Graduation Day

The 2011 Tohoku Japan earthquake and tsunami, as experienced by eight schoolchildren.