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Sushi crimes: How Japan polices its culinary traditions

By James Hadfield
- via The Japan Times    Sep 30, 2016

“This is the best sushi you’ll find in LA,” says a suavely dressed man to his date, as they swoon over a table laden with ...

Must Reads of the Week: Venezuela After Chavez, Mosul's Future, and More

via Foreign Affairs    Sep 30, 2016

What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of September 26–30, 2016.

The World Next Week: U.S. Government Spending, Hungary's Referendum, a U.S. Vice Presidential Debate, and More

By Robert McMahon,James M. Lindsay
- via Foreign Affairs    Sep 29, 2016

The new U.S. fiscal year begins, Hungary holds a referendum on migrant quotas, and U.S. vice presidential candidates debate.

BUSINESS

Yahoo Japan says it is unaffected by giant hack

via The Japan Times    Sep 23, 2016

Yahoo Japan Corp. said Friday no customer information was leaked from the company and no damage has been confirmed after hackers stole sensitive in...

Oknoplast bent on building a global brand

By Karl Cryer
-    Oct 04, 2016

Since it began exporting to Europe in 2004, Oknoplast has experienced continuous growth across the region. The Polish company’s success came as it ...

CEO Profile: New Paradyz chairman paves way for global expansion

By Jan Onghanseng
-    Sep 05, 2016

With the takeover of the Tepinski family, Paradyz Group is confident that a leaner ownership structure would give the company greater agility to im...

CULTURE & TRAVEL

Meating at Anis: Monthly gatherings for carnivore connoisseurs

By Robbie Swinnerton
- via The Japan Times    Sep 30, 2016

Meating at Anis Nobody in Tokyo cooks meat like Susumu Shimizu. Whether it’s beef, pork, lamb or poultry, he prepares it all over a plancha ...

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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Brunei 2016

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While Brunei Darussalam enjoyed enviable prosperity due to its huge oil and gas reserves, the Southeast Asian sultanate had to restudy its growth model a few years ago when the world price of oil fell sharply. Amid this protracted downturn, Brunei continues on its efforts to diversify its economy. In 2008, the government launched a long-term national development plan, called “Wawasan Brunei 2035” or “Vision Brunei 2035." With its aim to have a sustainable economy, the government is aggressively developing new sources of revenue outside the oil and gas industries. &l...
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Casino slot manufacturer attributes success to hard work, vision, and dedication to core values

For the past 20 years, the highly regulated casino industry has made a dramatic shift from a limited number of select destinations — Las Vegas representing the most famous — to a global industry powerhouse that provides casino entertainment to more customers than at any time in its history. Gaming entertainment and technology, once restricted to a few select places, have over time arrived in countless international markets, U.S. tribal areas, racetracks, riverboat operations, lar...

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Poland 2016

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With its GDP growing impressively over the last two decades, Poland is well positioned to become one of Europe’s economic champions. The upcomi...

Sweden 2016

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Because of its readiness to adapt to the rapid changes and huge demands of the global economy, Sweden has remained one of Europe’s most vibrant and...

Chile 2016

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Bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and by the Andes mountains to the east, Chile has faced geographical challenges in creating trade routes ...

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