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Artist Gareth Naylor: “Shadows make it easier to see scenes in a more expressive, abstract way”

By Elliott Samuels
- via The Japan Times    Feb 11, 2017

Oita resident on wet roads and painting with watercolors The post Artist Gareth Naylor: “Shadows make it easier to see scenes in a more expre...

Race, Gender, Region: Understanding the Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy

By Thomas J. Bollyky
- via Foreign Affairs    Dec 16, 2017

Last week, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, released its 2015 mortalit...

Of Debt and Detriment

By Benn Steil,Emma Smith
- via Foreign Affairs    Feb 13, 2017

Benn Steil and Emma Smith show how China mirrors the U.S. “exorbitant privilege” from minting the world’s primary reserve currenc...

BUSINESS

Resorting to adoption to avoid inheritance tax

By Masako Tsubuku
- via The Japan Times    Feb 11, 2017

Revisions to the inheritance tax went into effect in 2015, and related statistics for that year were recently made public by the National Tax Agenc...

City Builders: Saitama mayor brings in more investment and tourism

By Jan Onghanseng
-    Feb 21, 2017

Because of its proximity to Tokyo and its links to the country's high-speed rail system, the city of Saitama is being promoted as an alternative in...

SANYO DENKI ensures quality and performance

By Jan Onghanseng
-    Dec 12, 2016

A Japanese manufacturer with a long history, SANYO DENKI has stayed ahead of the competition thanks to its unflagging commitment to developing high...

CULTURE & TRAVEL

‘Japanese Robot Culture: Performance, Imagination and Modernity’: Yuji Sone examines the enduring love of robots

By William Andrews
- via The Japan Times    Feb 11, 2017

It is an experience many in Japan now know: a visit to a SoftBank mobile phone vendor that ends in an attempt to converse with a small, white machi...

Poland’s Jet Story finds success in the U.S. and Europe

By Jan Onghanseng
-    Aug 31, 2016

With a recent change in brand, Polish business jet operator Jet Story is hoping to attract a larger clientele, specifically in Western Europe and t...

Puro Chile: Unique aesthetic, shared sensibility

By Francis Pacheco
-    Aug 30, 2016

Puro Chile was formed in 2004 to promote the best of the Chilean architecture and design, which is characterized by simplicity and adaptability to ...

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Japan 2017

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As an innovator in a wide range of industries, Japan has exported its game changing technologies and expertise to the rest of the world. However, over the past two decades, its economy has experienced sluggish growth. Maintaining its position as the third’s largest economy, Japan continues to find new ways in creating economic boost. “As the Japanese government works on a wide range of policies aimed at stimulating economic growth, the ACCJ has offered policy prescriptions that encourage further reform and growth in Japan,” said Christopher LaFleur, President of the Ameri...
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Poland 2016

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Since liberalizing its economy in 1989, Poland has doubled its gross domestic product. With a population of 38 million, the country would not have developed this quickly without its entrepreneurs, who readily adopted a capitalist ethos. From agriculture to cosmetics, Poland is home to a diverse range of family-owned businesses that have made their mark in Europe and around the world. One such company, family-owned poultry producer SuperDrob, is focused on balancing its domestic and international businesses. “We have great infrastructure in Poland. We have new factories and good tech...
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Japan 2017, Part 2

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Following a successful report on Tokyo and Osaka, GMI returns to Japan to cover the rest of the country. While Japan, of course, boasts of glob...

Taiwan 2017

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Celebrating over 35 years since the enactment of the Taiwan Relations Act, the People’s Republic of China (Taiwan) and the United States share a sp...

Southern California 2017

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During his state visit to the United States in April 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reaffirmed his confidence that Japan and the United S...

Bolivia 2017

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With an annual GDP growth exceeding 5% per year, Bolivia has one of the region's most dynamic economies. Mining of silver, zinc and gold has remain...

Peru 2017

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2016 continues to be a year of momentum for Peru as the recently elected President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski consolidates his country’s position as one...

Philippines 2017

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