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Hong Kongers show what democracy looks like

Hong Kongers show what democracy looks like

Geoffrey Okolo

September 11, 2019

he proposal of a contentious extradition bill by the Hong Kong government has stirred unrest in the region. The bill arose after a Hong Kong man killed his girlfriend in Taiwan but could not be criminally charged because there was no extradition arrangement between the two countries. Fearing thi...

Not gone nor forgotten

Higa and Shimzu explain the travesties of the internment of the Japanese communities.

Sydney Jensen

April 2, 2019

On March 28, the UTSA Department of History hosted a discussion about the Enemy Alien Program and Japanese-American and Japanese-Latin American internment during World War II. Grace Shimizu, the co-founder of the Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project, and Mitchell Higa, a descendent of a Japanese detainee,...

Dare to study abroad: A student’s journey across Asia

August 17, 2015

Robert Avila, The Paisano This summer I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate in UTSA’s three week semester immersion program at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies in Kyoto, Japan. I spent almost a month studying, sightseeing, and experiencing what it’s like to live in an ...

Japan: Facing economic uncertainty

April 16, 2013

Will Tallent / The Paisano Japan, the world’s third largest economy, is next on the list of countries on the verge of financial ruin.Since the early 2000s, Japan has accumulated vast amounts of debt with one of the highest GDP ratios in the world. Today, the average monetary excha...