Asia Education

Michelle Obama visits Japan to showcase girls’ education aid

By Wed, Mar 18, 2015 5:26PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is touring Asia to highlight cooperation on helping girls finish their educations.

Japan tsunami debris is still washing up on US shores

By Wed, Mar 18, 2015 12:36PM UTC

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Four years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, debris is still washing ashore in the Northeastern U.S. states of Oregon and Washington. Scientists predict it will continue to arrive for at least the next three years.

Michelle Obama won’t avoid Cambodia human rights concerns

By Tue, Mar 17, 2015 10:42AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Michelle Obama will address Cambodia’s human rights record when she visits the southeast Asian nation later this week.

Educational inequality remains rife in Thailand despite promised reforms

By Mon, Mar 16, 2015 11:13AM UTC

As another school year comes to a close, Thailand seems no closer to solving the problems that have plagued the country’s education system for years. This is despite the ambitions of Prayuth Chan-ocha and the NCPO’s to implement reforms on all of the country’s social institutions.

Indian bride walks out of wedding after groom fails math test

By Fri, Mar 13, 2015 4:22PM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian bride has walked out of her wedding ceremony after her groom-to-be failed to solve a simple math problem.