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The Japan Alsace economic love affair in the Nikkei Asian Review

My latest feature with Laure Siegel for the Nikkei Asian Review – Japan’s love affair with Alsace grows stronger. After 150 years, French region continues to attract Japanese companies “If a Japanese company wants to get off the ground in France, it will move to Paris,” says Japanese entrepreneur Kentaro Kitajima. “If it wants to […]

Bangkok’s Chinatown at heart of heritage battle in The Nikkei Asian Review

Activists take on government over plans to transform culturally-rich area. My latest on the continued cultural impoverishment of Bangkok with Laure Siegel in The Nikkei Asian Review this week. BANGKOK — It is Friday night and Soi Nana is ablaze with lights. Most of the shop houses that line this 400-meter-long road in Bangkok’s Chinatown […]

Rise Tattoo goes to India

                                                    The brand new edition(#46) of Rise Tattoo, available at all good newsagents in France at present, features 16 pages on India by Laure Siegel and myself. We look at […]

(English) British Library launches campaign to save the sounds of history

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(English) Thai Hardcore Bands Are Risking Prison Just To Thrash – Interview in Noisey/Vice

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf English verfügbar.

(English) Sacred Tattoos and Secret Lifestyles

(English) Moken: Sea Gypsies of the Andaman Sea CD Still Available!!!

(English) From the Archives: The real Phuket – Tom Vater reports on the Vegetarian Festival for Fortean Times

(English) Cat and Nat Blog covers the Sacred Skin event at The Space on June 28th

(English) On the Road to RocknRoll – With the Cambodian Space Project

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