Asia OA is a special forum hosted by COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories), established in 2016, in which members of the Asian open access community can share information, meet each other, and build relationships.
The International Scholarly Communication Initiative (SPARC Japan) is a project of the National Institute of Informatics to strengthen the electronic journals of the scholarly publications of Japan’s academic societies. Its goal is to keep in the hands of Japanese researchers the outstanding research results that they currently publish abroad and to further promote international dissemination of research results.
J-STAGE is an electronic journal platform for science and technology information in Japan, developed and managed by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). J-STAGE promotes "open access" of over 90% of articles on their platform.
Interview published on the International Science Council's blog to Xiaolin Zhang, former Director of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) National Science Library. The interview focus on the issue of open access and open science in China – and the implications of the Europe-led ‘Plan S’ initiative.
From abstract: In the Indian context, OA to science has been facilitated by government-funded repositories of student and doctoral theses, and many Indian society journals are published with platinum OA.... However, OA in India faces numerous challenges, including low-quality or predatory OA journals, and the paucity of funds to afford gold OA publication charges.