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Japan is in “recession,” but there is no need to freak out
For the second quarter in a row, Japan's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) shrank, putting the country into a ...
November 18, 2014
The Laws of Online Gambling in the US vs Australia
Online gambling laws date back to the 1994, when the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda enacted a ...
September 26, 2014
PM Abe’s Trip To Sri Lanka: Another Country, Another Opportunity to Contain China
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe just wrapped up his trip to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, further establishing himself as the ...
September 9, 2014
Japan and Their Love Story with Bidets
Whenever a friend of mine visited me in Japan, they were usually pretty interested in the bullet train, ...
August 19, 2014
The Tale of Ryutaro Nonomura (that Crying Japanese Politician)
On July 1st, Japanese local politician Ryutaro Nonomura held a press conference to provide explanation for his suspected ...
July 11, 2014
Japan Lifting Ban on Collective Self-Defense Won’t Change Geopolitics in Asia-Pacific
Last week Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet approved a plan that effectively cleared the way for the government ...
July 9, 2014
The World Cup and Sports Diplomacy in East Asia
I'm always amazed by how the World Cup has become a major part of modern life and captures ...
June 17, 2014
Abe and Allies in LDP Take on JA-Zenchu
In a move to try to implement heftier agricultural reforms and speed up US-Japan Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership negotiations, ...
June 10, 2014
Birnbaum’s Beethoven or Darwin’s Beethoven?
How did we (the cosmic order) get to the point of Beethoven's symphonies? Did we get there simply ...
June 4, 2014
Proposed Japan-Russia Natural Gas Pipeline Would Be Good News for Tokyo and Moscow, But Bad News for Washington
Ever since the Fukushima disaster forced the closure of all of its existing nuclear power plants, Japan has ...
June 2, 2014
North Korea Agrees to Investigate Kidnapping of Japanese Citizens; Abe Celebrates Progress
After a three day summit in Sweden, North Korea agreed today to reopen an investigation into what happened ...
May 29, 2014
Abe Begins Long Process of Convincing New Komeito to Change Stance on Collective-Self Defense
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged that convincing the public ...
May 26, 2014
Japan and US Continue to Clash On Market Access Issues; TPP Talks Stall in Singapore
Trade ministers resumed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade negotiations today in Singapore. Ahead of the talks Akira Amari, ...
May 19, 2014
LDP – New Komeito Coalition To Soon Be Tested
In a nationally televised address, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that the government should change the interpretation ...
May 16, 2014
Japan and Israel Agree to Security Cooperation, Strengthening Relationship
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Tokyo, marking the ...
May 13, 2014
Japan’s Public Debt Reaches Record Highs; Greece-Style Debt Default Still Unlikely
Japan's Ministry of Finance announced that the national debt rose to a record 1.025 quadrillion Yen (or $10.1 ...
May 12, 2014
Japan’s Child Population Hits Record Low, Abe Administration Acts
The Ministry of Internal Affairs released a report a day before Children's Day, a national holiday held on ...
May 6, 2014
Japan and Britain Agree to Boost Nuclear Energy Cooperation
In a joint statement earlier today, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his British counterpart David Cameron agreed ...
May 1, 2014
Consumption Tax Hike In Japan Passes First Major Test
The last time Japan raised its consumption tax, in 1997, domestic consumption slowed considerably and it brought the ...
April 27, 2014
The Abe Administration Must Rebuild Public’s Trust in Nuclear Energy
There is a remarkable disconnect between the Abe Administration and the Japanese public when it comes to how ...
April 23, 2014
Abe-Obama TPP Deal is Unlikely This Week, But That Doesn’t Mean Tokyo Hasn’t Made Progress
As President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other Japanese officials in Tokyo this week, ...
April 22, 2014
Man Dead After Explosion at Michigan Air Show
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Buttigieg Tells Travelers How to Get Refunds After Hundreds of Flight Delays, Cancelations in July 4 Rush
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Court Document Reveals Likely Cause of Texas Mass Human Trafficking Deaths
New Louisiana Law Will Permit Truck Haulers To Double Up on Loads
Democrats Fail to Counter Chinese Regime Challenges on American Higher Education: Republican Lawmakers
Swiatek’s 37-Match Win Streak Ends in Wimbledon’s 3rd Round
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Georgia Governor Extends Gas Tax Holiday Into Mid-August
Meta Downsizing Hiring Plans Amid Warnings of Layoffs
120 Tips on Potential Victims as Utah Sheriff Investigates Claims of ‘Ritual Child Sexual Abuse’
Health: Holistic Methods Get at the Root of Long COVID