Asia-Pacific

Yesterday
Today's Google Doodle celebrates an important component of accessibility and mobility for the visually impaired.
Google
2 days ago
As the world becomes more encased in concrete, the detrimental effects of its widespread use are increasing in scale and severity.
The Guardian
March 9, 2019, 5am PST
Singapore has ambitious plans for an autonomous public transportation system. New full-sized buses and an upcoming trial run will put the country closer to its goals.
Bloomberg
January 25, 2019, 6am PST
An incredibly detailed bird's eye view of Shanghai.
Dezeen
January 11, 2019, 2pm PST
Markets for residential property income of East Asia's most expensive cities are slowing down. The U.S.-China trade war is one factor, along with local controls and a mainland Chinese economy applying the brakes.
The Vancouver Sun
December 24, 2018, 5am PST
Due to an aging populace, lackluster construction quality, and other factors, Japan is facing a glut of abandoned homes. For those with the ability to live there, these homes can be had for next to nothing.
Fast Company
November 30, 2018, 5am PST
Touring Japan for strange but beautiful buildings.
Architizer
November 18, 2018, 5am PST
A key ring route in Tokyo's massive collection of rail lines, the JR Yamanote Line is a public transit aficionado's wildest dream. Reece Martin offers a guided tour of the line, available from the comfort of any YouTube-enabled screen.
YouTube
October 29, 2018, 8am PDT
Data visualizations illustrate the catastrophic consequences of single-digit global temperature increases.
The City Fix
October 5, 2018, 6am PDT
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Sept. 25, followed by a massive tsunami. Soil liquefaction caused by the tremor resulted in 1,700 homes being "swallowed" as the soil shifted. Deaths exceeded 1,400 on Oct. 3.
The Independent
October 1, 2018, 6am PDT
Transit ridership has surged in other countries but lags here in the United States. The possible reasons for this are varied as are proposed solutions for improving American transit systems.
Vox
August 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
Seoul simplified its routes and kept its key bus lanes clear of traffic to revitalize it's transit system.
Mobility Lab
August 26, 2018, 9am PDT
Homes are getting more expensive in New Zealand, so they're making it illegal for foreigners to buy homes in the country.
The Spaces
July 13, 2018, 6am PDT
The Brookings Institution released the Global Metro Monitor 2018 report this week.
Brookings
May 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
A Shinkansen train will launching service on June 30 with Hello Kitty seats, benches, and a dining car.
The Japan Times
May 21, 2018, 5am PDT
Births and birth rates dropped to a 30-year low, not an issue of concern yet, but if the trend continues, the U.S. could join other developed nations that must deal with the consequences of an aging population. Immigration plays an uncertain factor.
NPR: The Two-Way
May 16, 2018, 12pm PDT
China has stopped purchasing the recyclables that millions of Americans place curbside on recycling days, upending the industry. Recyclables are already directed toward landfills as domestic markets are sought. Berkeley, Calif. may go a novel route.
The Wall Street Journal via MSN Money
May 7, 2018, 5am PDT
Bus drivers in Japan put blankets over fare boxes and continue to drive their routes, in order to serve their passengers while on strike.
NPR
March 27, 2018, 10am PDT
The International Energy Agency found that China and India were responsible for 40 percent of the increased energy demand. The biggest decrease in carbon dioxide emissions came from the U.S., largely due to increased use of renewables.
International Energy Agency
February 22, 2018, 6am PST
A series of partnerships announced is pushing integrating taxi service and artificial intelligence in Japan.
TechCrunch