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Japan fumbles for the legal path to an ‘Emprexit’

By Colin P.A. Jones
- via The Japan Times    Aug 28, 2016

The obvious route to allowing Emperor Akihito's abdication would involve amending the Imperial Household Law, not constitutional change.

Civil War Within Nigerian Islam

By John Campbell
- via Foreign Affairs    Aug 25, 2016

There is a leadership struggle underway within Boko Haram, the violent, extremist movement that has claimed more than 20,000 lives since 2011 and d...

Must Reads of the Week: Education for Migrants, the Pension Crisis, and More

via Foreign Affairs    Aug 25, 2016

What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of August 22–26, 2016.

BUSINESS

Single mothers courted to plug Japan’s local labor gaps

By Philip Brasor,Masako Tsubuku
- via The Japan Times    Aug 27, 2016

While some employers are unsympathetic to the circumstances of single parents, others see them as a solution rather than a problem.

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...

CEO Profile: Krzysztof Pruszynski’s steely determination to succeed

By Jan Onghanseng
-    Sep 03, 2016

The head of Poland’s largest maker of steel sheets has overseen his company’s expansion across the country and Eastern Europe. With unabated ambiti...

CULTURE & TRAVEL

From Hiromi Uehara to Radiohead and Sakanaction, here’s how to plan your weekend at Summer Sonic

By Patrick ST. Michel
- via The Japan Times    Aug 18, 2016

Summer Sonic offers something for fans of every music genre — it’s practically the festival’s calling card. Fans of a specific style st...

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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Thailand 2016, Part II

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As one of the leading economies in Asia, the Kingdom of Thailand has not lost its potential for growth despite the political challenges of recent years. Capitalizing on its unique culture and breathtaking natural attractions, the country has built a strong tourism industry, while still diversifying its economic base. “Thailand is currently going through some significant changes, led by government policies aimed at building a sustainable, high-value economy. These changes are vital in keeping us relevant for the future and in further enhancing Thailand’s attractiveness to the in...

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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...

Brunei 2016

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Building on more than 30 years of diplomatic relations, Brunei Darussalam and Japan have expanded economic collaboration to beyond the petroleum in...

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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