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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...

Chubu University leads a shift in the Japanese mindset

By Jan Onghanseng
-    Apr 13, 2017

Bent on educating a new breed of Japanese students, the incoming president of Chubu University advocates a different approach to education and seek...

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...

Uyemura International: a Japanese success story in California

By Jan Onghanseng
-    Apr 11, 2017

This Japanese company found got a shot in the arm when it adapted quickly to a slump in the computer disc industry and focused on technical develop...

NSD strengthens global grip on sensors market

By Jan Onghanseng
-    Apr 05, 2017

Although it has little competition in making movement sensors, NSD Corporation in Nagoya is not taking things easy, particularly with its plans to ...

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...

Sushi by AFC: first America, then the world

By Jan Onghanseng
-    Apr 18, 2017

What started out as modest idea to bring fresh and affordable sushi to California has grown into one of the largest food franchisers in the United ...

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...

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Peru 2017

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With gross domestic product growing uninterruptedly at an annual average of 5.3 percent over the past 15 years, the Peruvian economy has impressed its neighbors, as well as countries around the world. Now Latin America’s leading emerging market, Peru has positioned itself well as an investment hub and an ideal gateway to the region. To further strengthen its position, the country of 32 million people joined the Pacific Alliance, an economic bloc that is composed of Mexico, Chile and Colombia and is party to 50 different free trade agreements with countries in Latin America and the re...
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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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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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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...

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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...

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