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    Changing US security priorities could spell opportunity for Japan

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/11/2016

    » China's influence on Southeast Asian security will grow, with its diplomatic clout increasing if Donald Trump makes good on promises of less intervention abroad and a concentration on rebuilding the US economy rather than extending its security reach, say experts.

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    Japan flautist Tomomi Kurita makes her debut in Bangkok

    Life, Published on 20/09/2018

    » Japanese flautist Tomomi Kurita will give a Bangkok debut recital at Sala Sudasiri Sobha on Lat Phrao 41 on Sunday at 4pm.

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    Understanding Bangkok's traffic woes

    News, Danny Marks, Published on 01/10/2019

    » Anyone who lives in Bangkok won't be surprised to know that the navigation company, TomTom, recently ranked the city among the world's worst for traffic congestion. The transport sector also contributes greatly to Bangkok's overall carbon emissions: a quarter of its emissions -- higher than the global average -- come from this sector and is driven by private automobile use.

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    It's play time!

    Life, Published on 08/05/2018

    » After the enthusiastic reception of the first edition in 2016, the Bangkok International Children's Theatre Festival (BICT Fest) is back, from May 19-27. In this edition there will be nine productions from seven countries: Germany, Japan, Belgium, Scotland, Indonesia and Thailand, with a special French Highlights programme. The menu is diverse, open and colourful, and includes a new circus, contemporary dance, puppetry and mime acts, and is fit for viewers aged two to adulthood. The venues are the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, M Theatre and Chulalongkorn University.

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    Sleeping Beauty hopes to awaken audiences

    Life, Published on 20/05/2019

    » In what is sure to be one of Bangkok's cultural highlights, Rising Star Dance Studio is presenting its version of the Sleeping Beauty ballet next month.

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    Scientists make coral breakthrough

    News, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 25/04/2019

    » Marine scientists at Chulalongkorn University unveiled the world's first coral reef breeding method that utilises the frozen sperm cells of the finger staghorn coral.

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    Cool Thailand?

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 29/04/2016

    » It is only with reference to J-pop or K-pop that we have a clue as to what the word "T-pop" could possibly mean: an attempt at cultural export -- film, music and other forms of entertainment -- to create a "Thai brand" of cool. It's better late than never, so the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has recently launched a campaign, with Thai star Mario Maurer as the presenter, with the aim to boost tourism in Thailand and expand the entertainment market in China.

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    PPRP young bloods come out fighting

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 17/12/2018

    » The upcoming election will give people a free hand to decide who they want to run the next government, which counters critics' arguments that the regime is out to prolong its grip on power, according to the young generation of Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) politicians.

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    Behold the 'king of instruments'

    Life, Published on 30/08/2018

    » American organist Roger Lowther will give a Bangkok debut organ recital at Sala Sudasiri Sobha, Lat Phrao 41, on Sunday at 4pm.

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    Thai geopolitical balancing compromised

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 06/07/2018

    » Thailand is demonstrably famous for its foreign policy balancing. From the era of imperialism and two World Wars through the Cold War, Thailand's gifted geography and diplomatic finesse and skill shepherded the country's sovereignty and independence through the thick and thin of geopolitical headwinds. Whatever happens out there, the Thais (and their Siamese forebears) had a way to diplomatically navigate and geopolitically balance their national interests to stay out of harm's way.

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