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    Green eating

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 02/01/2017

    » In Asia, home to tens of millions of Buddhists, being vegetarian is simply good practice in expressing religious beliefs by eating less meat and reducing the chance of harming animals. That partly explains why vegetarianism is popular, especially in India, Taiwan and Southeast Asian nations.

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    Scholar for life

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 16/10/2017

    » I met Prof Dr Satya Vrat Shastri on the evening of Sept 26 for an interview at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. A day earlier, the renowned Sanskrit scholar had had lunch with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, when he reminded his former Sanskrit student about his birthday on Sept 29.

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    Taste of Taiwan

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 12/11/2018

    » Nam Linh, a professional MC from Hanoi, has made it his life's goal to visit one foreign country each year. He added Taiwan to his list in mid-October. South Korea was his first overseas experience when he want there as an exchange student at age 15. Since then he has travelled to Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and last year to China.

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    Programming with passion

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/07/2018

    » Rebecca Parsons loves the great outdoors, whether it's exploring the Dalmatian Coast in southern Croatia, the Galapagos Islands or the upper Amazon, to get an up-close look at a fascinating ecosystem.

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    Home cooking

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 22/01/2018

    » We arrive at Brae early for our scheduled morning meeting with owner and chef Dan Hunter. That gives us time to chill out amid the natural Victoria farmland, take a deep breath of fresh air and adjust to the chilly breezes that ripple across from the country town of Birregurra.

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    Almost famous

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/05/2016

    » At first glance, Michael Punke doesn't look very different from his peers at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva except for his extraordinary height. When the nattily dressed 51-year-old talks about his role as a trade negotiator representing the US government, he sounds convincing and determined to pursue what can be a controversial job.

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    Social success stories

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 12/12/2016

    » Despite limited government support and funding, an increasing number of women in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) have embraced the concept of social entrepreneurship (SE), saying they want to do good things for the community while also running their own businesses.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Overhauling the office

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 04/03/2019

    » Noelle Coak doesn't hesitate when asked about the place she calls home. "My home is in Japan, Tokyo. My family is in Japan, my husband, my son and two dogs," she replies.

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    Empowering a region

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 21/01/2019

    » Ask Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, the new executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap), what she misses the most about her Indonesian homeland and the answer is her garden.

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    Marketing makeover artist

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 25/06/2018

    » Kosuke Sogo doesn't dress like a typical Japanese CEO. When we first met for an interview at his company's office in downtown Bangkok last month, the 31-year-old was wearing a button-down blue and white checked flannel shirt on top of a white T-shirt, which suited his boyish look.

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