BEIJING (The Japan News/ANN) - In a survey targeting about 33,000 Chinese fans with multiple answers allowed, iResearch found that to the question “What sort of works do you regularly watch or read?” 82.2 per cent answered Japanese anime and 66.1 per cent Japanese manga, a remarkable result.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Critics point to gender stereotyping, viewers complain about excessive product placement in ongoing TV drama series that has gained popularity not only in South Korea but across Asia.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - New technology has accelerated books' migration to digital arena. In 2015, about 64 per cent of adults read digitally, up 5.9 per cent compared with 2014, while 58.4 per cent read paper books, only 0.4 per cent increase, an annual survey conducted by Chinese Academy of Press and Publication shows.
TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Aircraft carriers from the United States and China could cross paths in the West Pacific area later this month, escalating tensions between the two countries, a military observer has speculated.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Christians and Muslims should fight not just against the commercialisation of Christmas, but also against bigotry, ignorance, arrogance, greed, and aim for tolerance, humility, compassion, sharing and love for our fellow sisters and brothers, of whatever faith.
COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - According to a survey by the Zurich-based market research cum polling firm Worldwide Independent Network/ Gallup International Association, Sri Lanka sits in the second slot next to the West African nation Niger.