Happy New Year! We hope all our readers had a pleasant holiday season.
The end of 2020 again showed the importance of initiatives like Tomorrow Matters. While global eyeballs were focused on the United States' post-election transition, the UK's struggle with the new COVID-19 strain and the final agreement of Brexit, important things were happening on the ground throughout Asia. From critical regional elections in Indonesia to the launch of massive vaccine production in India, major trends for 2021 will be sparked by developments in East, Southeast and South Asia.
In this first edition of Tomorrow Matters for 2021, we cover internet culture in Japan, bonds built by popular culture between India and Pakistan, and the prospects for vertical farming in Singapore. We also examine an underappreciated (and too easily dismissed) COVID-19 success in Southeast Asia, and revisit the feelings around an important anniversary: Bangladesh's War of Independence.
We hope you encourage your friends, contacts and networks to join Tomorrow Matters, and help us achieve our mission to highlight and promote local voices throughout Asia.