27 May '11, 10pm

May issue, Monocle mag feature "How do you jump-start Japan? Reigniting the Rising Sun" Podcast:

Americas Briefing: Carp-Diem-USA The Asian carp, dubbed the "locust of the river", is within leaping distance of Lake Michigan, threatening the Great Lakes' $8bn (€5.6bn) fisheries industry. Affairs Report: Fighting talk - Doha Al Jazeera has become the must-watch news channel for the unrest in the Middle East. But it is also a potent soft power weapon. Asia Briefing: At-the-coalface-Mongolia The competition is intensifying for Mongolia's mineral riches, and if Ulan Bator has its way, China may be on the outside looking in Asia Briefing: Turtle-recall-Vietnam Hanoi has been gripped by a battle to save a giant soft-shell turtle that lives in the city's Hoan Kiem lake. Asia Briefing: Chollywood-China China has announced a plan to more than double the size of its movie and television industries over the next five years Asia Briefing: Mountain-rail-Nepal There could be a met...

Full article: http://www.monocle.com/Magazine/volume-05/issue-43/

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