North Korea

Photo: Roman Harak, Kaesong Spotlight on North Korea, the Asian country constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, with Pyongyang as its capital. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/wHBAwowbHWErbuQW7 Newsnknews.org Photos WikipediaNorth KoreaKorean Central News AgencySea of JapanYalu River Planeta.com

Kazakhstan

Photo: Ewan McIntosh Kazakhstan is a contiguous transcontinental country in Central Asia. Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world. It borders with (clockwise from the north) Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. The capital …

Korean Peninsula

The Korean Peninsula is a peninsula in East Asia. It extends southwards for about 1,100 km (680 mi) from continental Asia into the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by the East Sea to the east, and the Yellow Sea (known in Korea as West Sea) to the west, the Korea Strait connecting the first two …

South Korea

Photo: Baseball in 2020 South Korea shares a land border with North Korea to the north, as well as overseas borders with Japan to the east and China to the west. Roughly half of the country’s 50 million people reside in the metropolitan area surrounding its capital, Seoul. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Gvbpv3dFnUTuBE9T8 HeadlinesAcorn health craze driving South …

Japan Links

Japan flag Links related to Japan presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesKintsugi: Japan’s ancient art of embracing imperfectionJapan adopts green growth plan to go carbon free by 2050How a White Lie Gave Japan KFC for Christmas – Atlas ObscuraKeirin School: Inside the strict and secret world of bicycle racing in Japan – BBChttps://www.citylab.com/life/2020/02/japan-lost-and-found-phone-wallet-purse-tokyo-property-law/604645http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20191006-what-japan-can-teach-us-about-cleanlinessTourists In Kyoto …

Singapore

Photo: William Cho, Expo MRT Wikipedia: The island country of Singapore is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north, and from Indonesia’s Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. Singapore’s territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Google Maps HeadlinesSingapore street food added to Unesco …

Philippines

Photo: Jim, Local fruit The Philippines is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of 7,107 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/njaS9Arrf8V2dUf36 Cities Planeta.com

2021 Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Logo The 2020/2021 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad is an upcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place  in Tokyo, Japan. Key Linksolympic.org/tokyo-2020 HeadlinesTick-Tock: The Tokyo Olympics hit the 200-days-to-go mark Embedded Tweetstk Official Spin olympic.org:Aligning with the reforms advocated by Olympic Agenda 2020, the Tokyo Games …

Bangladesh Links

Bangladesh flag Links related to Bangladesh presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesCan Bangladesh become a knowledge economy? – @SaleemulHuq @dailystarnewsThe remarkable floating gardens of BangladeshInternational Mother Language Day: Ensuring the use of Bangla across all spheres a timely ask Tourismtourismboard.gov.bd – YouTube Governmentbangladesh.gov.bd NewsDhaka Tribune – @DhakaTribunethedailystar.net – @dailystarnews ReferencesTimeWeather https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/news/the-path-overcoming-the-crisis-challenges-and-considerations-1903192https://twitter.com/undp/status/1262895815032320005 WikipediaBangladeshBangladeshi cuisineLanguage Movement Day …