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Fri Dec 9, 2011, 10:38 AM

Shouldn't there be an "Asia" forum too?

I live in Japan and I know there are others in Asia as well.

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Reply Shouldn't there be an "Asia" forum too? (Original post)
Bonobo Dec 2011 OP
Renew Deal Dec 2011 #1
Kablooie Dec 2011 #2
hourglass1 Dec 2011 #3
4bucksagallon Dec 2011 #4
grantcart Dec 2011 #5
davidpdx Jan 2012 #6
Suji to Seoul Jan 2012 #7
davidpdx Jan 2012 #8
Suji to Seoul Jan 2012 #9
davidpdx Jan 2012 #10
Suji to Seoul Jan 2012 #11
davidpdx Jan 2012 #12
Art_from_Ark Mar 2012 #13
Bonobo Mar 2012 #14
FRG4 Mar 2012 #15
Art_from_Ark Mar 2012 #16
davidpdx Sep 2012 #19
Art_from_Ark Sep 2012 #20
davidpdx Sep 2012 #21
davidpdx Sep 2012 #22
best2002 Jun 2012 #17
steve2470 Aug 2012 #18
oldandhappy Jan 2013 #23

Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2011, 10:39 AM

1. I think there should be.

Post something in Meta.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 01:39 AM

2. I agree. I don't live in Japan anymore but still have an interest.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 06:22 PM

3. agreed

cheers, bonobo, long-term tokyo resident myself ...

off-topic perhaps, but has anyone else noticed the most candidates ignore democrats abroad and offer no means to contribute to campaigns if zip code isn't usa?

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 07:44 PM

4. Wouldn't hurt to have one

I have been living in South East Asia for over 2 years now, but keep up with the news back home just as much as here. Sometimes more because it is hard to get the news here in a timely manner. LOL! I often check DU for news from this area of the world the posters here sometimes get the news out faster than the local sources update their websites.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 01:48 PM

5. Yes

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 09:12 AM

6. There should be

Especially given how many Americans are in Korea, Japan and China alone not to mention all the other countries.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 09:20 AM

7. Nanjing, Jiangsu in the PRC here. I agree!

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 09:25 AM

8. Suji buddy

I've been over in PRC as well. How's repressed life over there? Since September I've been living in Wuxi. Came back to Seoul for three weeks and headed back to the hell pit at the end of the month. I have 5 more months before my contract is up there. We ought to get together for a beer.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 05:35 AM

9. I actually enjoy nanjing more than shijiazhuang where I was before.

you'd need to include two liberals in that beer. My parents are here in China with me teaching at Nanjing University.

And just to warn, I am the family's conservative, if I can be even called that. Being the family's conservative means I'm in row one of the left field parking lot and not at the back row of the parking lot.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:13 AM

10. That's cool your parents can be with you

Are they just doing it for a year as kind of a road trip or is it permanent?

China is just not going well for me. I prefer Korea much more, but I'm going to stick it out until the end of my contract. The three weeks here in Korea was luxury.

I'm trying to smuggle back some cheese and other food stuff into China. Do you think I will have any problems getting it in?

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 10:34 AM

11. probably not

I have a GF here. I'd be back in Korea if that didn't happen at the end of my contract too.

The biggest bitch I have about being here is the stone-aged attitudes and the idea that everything is zero-sum in order to save face, even if they are wrong.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 07:19 PM

12. Oh I hear you on that

The way they think there is illogical and they give you the bare minimum needed to teach classes. My school provides "insurance" but it has never covered any of my visits to the doctor. At least in Korea with the national insurance you know your covered. It's going to be along 5 months until I come back.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 12:24 PM

13. There is an Asian Group

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:08 PM

14. Thanks, Art! nt

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 10:33 AM

15. But this is group for Asian-Americans living in the USA,

 

not for Americans living in Asia, it seems.

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Response to FRG4 (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 01:21 AM

16. I'm an American living in Japan

So is Bonobo.
It doesn't matter whether you're in or outside of Asia.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 09:56 AM

19. That forum is for ethnic Asians

I think most of us are talking about adding a Asian forum under Democrats Abroad.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #19)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:15 AM

20. It is NOT exclusively for ethnic Asians

Here is the group's Statement of Purpose:

"A group to discuss Asian culture, music, language, food, fashion, entertainment, art, history, traditions."

In other words, you can be any ethnic origin, so long as the discussion is concerning things Asian.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #20)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:22 AM

21. But American politics really doesn't fall into any of those categories

There maybe people on here who don't want to discuss American politics or who are no Americans. That's why I'm saying a forum under the International section in the same place Democrats Abroad is would make more sense. They have one for Australia, Great Britain, the Middle East and Canada. It seems like it would be fair to have one under international for politics.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #20)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:30 PM

22. Ok, maybe so

I still think there should be a separate international forum for Asia as there are for many other areas. I've kindly asked Skinner if it is possible.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 02:52 AM

17. Agree

I second that...

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 12:13 PM

18. k&r nt

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:20 PM

23. Yes!

I was thinking the same thing. Asia needs a page. I lived in Thailand for a long time. There are thousands of expats in Chiang Mai alone. I go back regularly and care about that part of the world.

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