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05 Jan 2006
IJAPS is a scholarly, multidisciplinary, internationally refereed publication focusing primarily on Asia (South, Southeast and East), Australasia and the Pacific Rim regions of the Americas (North, Central and South).
04 Jan 2006
For the past few years, the Institute has supported research projects on “Media Stereotyping,” “Power and Journalism,” “Internet Development and Civic Culture in Japan,” and “Content Distribution in the Asia and Pacific Regions.”
04 Jan 2006
This paper reflects upon the recent vigorous empirical and policy debate about whether significant mineral endowments are a blessing or a curse for the large number of developing nations that possess them.
30 Dec 2005
India is the third-largest coal miner after China and the US. This paper examines the illegal coal economy, attempts to explain it, provides some policy suggestions and an estimate of the amount of coal supplied in this manner throughout the eastern Indian coalfields of Jharkhand and West Bengal.
30 Dec 2005
The topics in this issue include small-scale illegal coal supply in India; Are minerals a blessing or a curse? Impact of education on economic development in Nigeria; Environmental economics in practice; Outgrowing the Earth: The food security challenge
14 Dec 2005
The book should provide an interesting reading for policy-makers, reform consultants, and academics and help inculcate added pragmatism in their work on the electricity sector reforms.
14 Dec 2005
This report gives readers an overview of the research activities within Keio University with excellent summaries of their achievements and current projects
14 Dec 2005
One of the most important findings of the research is that about half of supplemental irrigation amounts currently applied may be saved with only 10-15 % yield loss.
11 Dec 2005
Why do power sector problems persist in Bangladesh? What can be done to solve them? This report assesses the barriers to accelerated electrification - in particular the barriers to rural electrification – and puts forward practical recommendations.
07 Dec 2005
First International Conference on Nutrigenomics, 11th Biennial Symposium on Literature and Cultures of the Asia-Pacific and 8th Sustainable Development Conference.
07 Dec 2005
The studies reveal that even in the dry areas, which are characterized by water scarcity, available water is not used efficiently for agricultural production due to farmers’ practices and prevailing policies on water.
04 Dec 2005
In this paper, we use South Africa as a case study to discuss the relationship between access to finance, economic growth, and sustainable development.
13 Nov 2005
The General Agreement on Trade in Services and poor people's right to water
09 Nov 2005
There are about 36 million labors working in agriculture sector in the country, who are not covered by pensions. Similarly migrant workers do not receive any pension.
09 Nov 2005
Despite the improvement in newborn health care services neonatal and infant mortality rate has not significantly declined. In India 26 million babies are born every year, out of which 1.2 million die before completing the first four weeks of life.
30 Oct 2005
This study was formulated with an objective of studying the factors influencing the utilization of health services in the spectrum of antenatal, intranatal and postnatal periods of a mother.
26 Oct 2005
Voltage fluctuations have been minimized, greater supply made available, and costs reduced. All this was achieved through the ABT (availability-based tariff) introduced in 2000.
23 Oct 2005
Mining is carried out in India in different geological, topographical, and climatological settings. As a result, a variety of environmental management practices, suitable for individual mineral deposits and locations have been developed.
18 Oct 2005
Prof Setsuko Aoki, Dr Ken Jimbo and Prof. Naoyuki Agawa from Keio University, Japan
18 Oct 2005
High-resolution satellite images of the recent earthquake in Pakistan have been pulled from the websites of international agencies and relief organizations.
16 Oct 2005
A study was conducted in 96 females suffering from PMS. Behavioral symptoms appearing during PMS were noticed. It was found that there is a substantial link between PMS and behavior alterations. Depression, aggression, irritability etc.
16 Oct 2005
Young boys were allegedly kidnapped and kept under illegal custody for months together. After demoralization had set in due to prolonged confinement, surgery was done on their private parts and female hormones were given to the persons.
12 Oct 2005
Between 1996 to 2002 about 3.24 million Bangladeshis migrated for overseas employment who remitted 23.7 billion dollars during this period.
12 Oct 2005
Males preferred poisoning and hanging whereas females preferred self-immolation (burns) to end their own lives.
09 Oct 2005
Dr Rohan Gunaratna is the Head of Terrorism Research, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore, and the author of Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror (Columbia University Press, New York)
09 Oct 2005
Prof. Dr M.A. Miyan is the founder of South Asian Disaster Management Center (SADMC); Prof. Dr. Mohammed Nasimul Islam worked for the UN as a forensic pathologist; Prof. Masahiro Fukaya is a Professor in the Faculty of Policy Management
09 Oct 2005
The paper develops a criterion for choosing a financing system that takes into account factors like ease of use of the system, revenue generating ability, effects on service provision, and community participation in the socio-economic context of Pakistan.
05 Oct 2005
Islamic movements, Security in Asia-Pacific, Global Security, Space law and International Law, U.S.-Japan Relations
05 Oct 2005
This paper discusses the measures that were put in place before, during and after the peak period of bird flu outbreaks in East Asia in early 2004.
28 Sep 2005
Would-be suicide bombers are encouraged to carry out their plans because they tend to live in small groups with fervent political opinions, say the authors of a Correspondence in this week's Nature.

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