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Kyoko Altman

Hong Kong, China

Kyoko Altman has worked as a correspondent and anchor for CNN and CNBC, and as a news-magazine reporter for Japan's top-ranked news program 'News Station' on TV Asahi. She has covered more than twenty countries. Close.

Kyoko Altman

Hong Kong, China

Kyoko Altman has worked as a correspondent and anchor for CNN and CNBC, and as a news-magazine reporter for Japan's top-ranked news program 'News Station' on TV Asahi. more »

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October 2006 Archives



October 9, 2006 4:12 PM

Be Outraged By Foley's Folly

Hong Kong - Americans are right to be obsessed about Washington's latest sex scandal. Congressman Mark Foley solicited sex from underage congressional pages. Sure, from afar it looks ridiculous that America's biggest concern is a sex scandal when Kim Jong Il explodes nuclear weapons in Asia and Iraq smolders in the Middle East. But from my vantage in Asia, I find U.S. voters' indignation over the scandal encouraging. It is proof that democracy is alive and well in the United States.

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October 10, 2006 3:21 PM

An Explosion of Japanese Nationalism

Hong Kong - Could North Korea's nuclear test push Japan into the nuclear club? Until Sunday the nuclear question was unthinkable in Japan. After all, it was the world's only nation to suffer the horrors of a nuclear attack. Since its defeat in WWII, Japan has not only renounced nuclear weapons but also the use of any offensive military capability. It made peace the cornerstone of its foreign policy. But now Japan's vaunted peace diplomacy has fallen under the cast of a mushroom cloud.

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October 24, 2006 5:25 AM

Beijing Cracks Down in Shanghai

Hong Kong - The biggest news event in China is Beijing's widening corruption probe in Shanghai. The investigation has toppled key members of the city's elite, including Shanghai's Communist Party boss, China's 16th richest man and the impresario behind the Shanghai's Formula One raceway.

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