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Hiroji Kubota
In recent years the economies of eastern Asia have virtually exploded. What started in Japan and Taiwan in the 1950s and 1960s and continued in Hong Kong and Korea in the 1970s and 1980s has now touched Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Traditional societies and ways of life in these countries exist side by side with, or are giving way to, electronic and manufacturing productivity and consumerism on a scale that is nothing less than a revolution. While this transformation has been taking place, Hiroji Kubota has been criss-crossing the...

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LAOS. Louang Phrabang. 1998. A view of the Mekong River.
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INDONESIA. Bali. Ubud. 1997. The village of Ubud, surrounded...
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INDONESIA. Banda Aceh. Sumatra. 1998. Muslims celebrate the first...
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 1997. Jalan Jedral Sudirman is a main boulevard...
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INDONESIA. Wamena, Irian Jaya (New Guinea). 1996. A double prop...
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INDONESIA. Bali. 1996. Hindu temples. An annual festival is a...
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INDONESIA. Bali. 1996. The Balinese bury their dead, but every...
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INDONESIA. Bali. 1996. Cockfighting, Scalpel-like knives are...
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INDONESIA. Sulawesi (Celebes). Rantepao. 1997. The Toraja area,...
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INDONESIA. Kalimantan (Borneo). Tabang. Rainforest, second in...
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INDONESIA. Borobudur. Java. 1996. The world's largest Buddhist...
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 1996. Air show at Sukarno-Hatta International...
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INDONESIA. Medan. Sumatra. 1998. Charter flight to Jeddah for...
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INDONESIA. Jakarta. 1997. A large exporter of lumber, schooners...
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INDONESIA. Tuban. Java. 1997. Fishing village west of Surabaya...
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INDONESIA. Arun. Sumatra. 1997. Indonesia is a major producer...
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SINGAPORE. 1997. The Singapore International Monetary Exchange...
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SINGAPORE. 1997. The Singapore Cricket Club is located on the...
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SINGAPORE. 1997.
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SINGAPORE. 1998. Known for their business efficiency, many large...
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SINGAPORE. 1991. Aerial view of oil refineries.
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SINGAPORE. 1997. "Little India" part of Singapore celebrating...
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SINGAPORE. 1997. Singaporeans of Chinese descent believe that...
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MALAYSIA. Penang. 1998. Penang is one of the world's top centers...
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MALAYSIA. Kuala Lumpur. 1998. The Orient Express Railway Line...
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MALAYSIA. Kuala Lumpur. 1998. Construction on the Kuala Lumpur...
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MALAYSIA. Kuala Lumpur. 1998. Masjid Jamek, a historic mosque...
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MALAYSIA. Kota Baharu. Kelantan. 1997. A bustling city market...
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MALAYSIA. Penang. 1998. Penang has been designated by UNESCO...
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MALAYSIA. Sarawak. Miri. 1997. This is the Mardi Gras of the...
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MALAYSIA. Sarawak. Miri. 1997. This is the Mardi Gras of the...
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MALAYSIA. Kuala Lumpur. 1997. The Sunway Lagoon Waterpark was...
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BRUNEI. Bandar Seri Begawan. 1996. The sultan's fiftieth birthday...
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BRUNEI. Bandar Seri Begawan. 1996. The sultan's fiftieth birthday,...
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BRUNEI. Bandar Seri Begawan. 1996. Many of the city's residents...
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PHILIPPINES. Manila. 1994. At the Manila Polo Club.
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PHILIPPINES. Panabo. Banana plantation workers in the field....
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PHILIPPINES. Manila, 1995. Catholics gather at Luneta Plaza to...
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PHILIPPINES. Danao. 1995.
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PHILIPPINES. Manila. 1994. Many rich merchants live in the Chinatown...
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PHILIPPINES. General Santos. 1996.
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PHILIPPINES. Zamboanga. 1996. About a one-hour drive from Zamboanga,...
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THAILAND. Meo. Mae Hong Son. 1995. Convenient transportation...
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THAILAND. Bangkok. 1996. The golden jubilee celebration of the...
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THAILAND. Bangkok. 1998. Thailand boasts the world's highest...
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THAILAND. Ayuthaya. 1998. Traffic in Bangkok. Mass transit is...
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THAILAND. Bangkok. 1998. The Chao Phraya River provides great...
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THAILAND. Bangkok. 1996. Starting at 6:00 a.m. mendicant monks...
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