ASIAN Geographic

ASIAN Geographic 5/2019

ASIAN Geographic is the bi-monthly magazine that scours the region to bring readers the most compelling stories and images from the world's largest and most diverse continent. Readers enjoy a unique melting pot of breathtaking photography and in-depth features covering culture, nature, sustainability issues and exploration into the history of this diverse region. A regular 'Exploration' segment follows brave field editors as they travel deep into Asia's unexplored regions to take readers on a journey.

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1 min.
editor’s note

“He stepped back, pleased with himself, as though he had elucidated an intricate theorem. ‘So that’s the rule to remember, the whole quilt is much more important than any single square.’”Rohinton Mistry Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance is a book I have read and reread, and recommended over and over. When Dinabai, the protagonist of the novel, creates a massive quilt out of cloth patches, happiness, sadness, experiences, and lives intertwine in a bigger picture – one that is ultimately made out of smaller memories. Very much so, in this issue, ASIAN Geographic commemorates 20 years as of 2019 by celebrating the richness and allure of companies and organisations, places and faces, all across 20 categories that have not only been in line with our publication’s themes and overall outlook, but…

1 min.
what’s online?

Cleaning Our Planet Up , Our Versova Life: Beach Text Shreya Acharya Instead of revelling in a much sought-after public holiday by having breakfast in bed or catching up on daytime TV, about 4,800 Indians gathered at Mumbai’s Versova Beach on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 to pick up trash. ASIAN Geographic joined the efforts led by the UN Environment’s Champion of the Earth Adv. Afroz Shah. https://bit.ly/2MIKo2s More Protests Cause HK Government HQ to Close Text Shreya Acharya Clad in black, close to 1,000 protesters, including prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong, gathered at the Hong Kong Central Government Offices in the early morning of June 21, 2019 in a peaceful protest to demand for Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s resignation as well as the complete withdrawal of the extradition bill that prompted mass protests a week earlier.…

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asia in numbers busiest airports

BEIJING CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Beijing, China 100,983,290 passengers DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Dubai, UAE 89,149,387 passengers TOKYO HANEDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Tokyo, Japan 87,131,973 passengers HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Hong Kong, China 74,517,402 passengers SHANGHAI PUDONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Shanghai, China 74,006,331 passengers INDIRA GANDHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Delhi, India 69,900,938 passengers GUANGZHOU BAIYU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Guangdong, China 69,769,497 passengers SEOUL INCHEON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Incheon, South Korea 68,350,784 passengers ISTANBUL ATATURK AIRPORT Istanbul, Turkey 68,192,683 passengers SOEKARNO-HATTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Java, Indonesia 66,908,159 passengers…

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camera brands in asia

ESTABLISHED 1917 JAPAN Nikon Beginning life as “Japan Optical Industries” with the merging of three leading optical manufacturers, the company was renamed Nikon Corporation in 1988 after its cameras. The year before, it had begun working with NASA to create the first digital SLR, which was used on the Space Shuttle from 1991. The company has initiated many cultural activities and awards, such as holding exhibitions at the Nikon Salon in Japan and running the Nikkor Club for amateur photographers. Nikon has also provided sponsorships to various companies and events, including with Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. KEY PEOPLE: MAKOTO KIMURA, KAZUO USHIDA 1918 JAPAN Panasonic Formerly named Matsushita Electric Industrial, the company acquired the name Panasonic Corporation in 2008, after having become one of Japan’s largest producers of electronics equipment. The first cameras in…

6 min.
acclaimed fashion brands in asia

ESTABLISHED 1949 JAPAN Onitsuka Tiger With hopes of raising post-war youth self-esteem through athletics, former military officer Kihachiro Onitsuka established Onitsuka Tiger in 1949. The company’s breakthrough product was a basketball shoe, released in 1951, that was inspired by the tentacles of an octopus, since its suction cup soles allowed players to acquire a better grip as they manoeuvred. In 1953, the company worked with Japanese marathon runner Toru Teresawa in developing a shoe that would prevent long-distance runners from developing blisters. Ahead of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Onitsuka Tiger introduced its distinctive crossed stripes design on the “Mexico 66” shoe. The design became the signature element of the ASICS brand, which was formed when Onitsuka Tiger merged with Japanese sporting goods makers GTO and Jelenk in 1977. FOUNDER: KIHACHIRO ONITSUKA 1970 JAPAN…

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asian beers of the world

ESTABLISHED 1876 JAPAN Sapporo With a keen mind and bold spirit, Seibei Nakagawa, the founder of Sapporo Breweries, left Japan when he was 17 years old in search of adventure. He landed in Germany, where he learned the craft of brewing, and the rest is history. In Asia, everyone knows Sapporo for its crisp flavour and clean finish. When Sapporo expanded into the American market in 1964, it established its position as the number one selling Asian beer in the US, and the brand continues to hold the ranking to this day. Experience counts in this business, and with some 143 years of history, Sapporo beer is definitely among the best! FOUNDER: SEIBEI NAKAGAWA 1889 JAPAN Asahi Founded as the Osaka Beer Company, Asahi Breweries adopted German brewing techniques to produce a beer fit for its local…