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German Nazi hunters in urgent race against time to track down last living war criminals

via The Japan Times    May 21, 2018

Jens Rommel, German prosecutor and head of the Central Office for the Investigation of National Socialist Crimes, stands in the archives room of the institution in Ludwigsburg, southwestern Germany, on April 19. | AFP-JIJI

Tucked away in the picturesque German city of Ludwigsburg, a tiny team of investigators tracks the last surviving Nazi war criminals across the globe and ...

Osaka putting the ‘cart before the horse’ with 2025 expo bid

By Eric Johnston
- via The Japan Times    May 19, 2018

The 'Tower of the Sun,' a symbol of the Osaka Expo in 1970 by the late artist Taro Okamoto, stands at the event's former venue in Suita, Osaka Prefecture. | GETTY IMAGES

In early May, Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura traveled to South Africa to attend a Japan-Africa economic meeting and chat up Osaka’s efforts to host the ...

Mercury probes for Japan-Europe space mission to be launched from French Guiana in October

via The Japan Times    May 14, 2018

Two probes involved in BepiColombo, the joint mission to Mercury being conducted by Japan and Europe, will be launched from French Guiana in South America ...

Japanese police probe Mangamura website over copyright violation claims

via The Japan Times    May 14, 2018

The police have opened an investigation into the now-blocked Mangamura website after publishers last year filed copyright violation claims against the provider of pirated comics, ...

Invasive rats that devastated birds on South Georgia island eradicated after two centuries

via The Japan Times    May 10, 2018

In this undated photograph provided by the South Georgia Heritage Trust (SGHT) in London on Wednesday, rodent detection dogs are seen working near king penguins on the island of South Georgia. | OLI PRINCE / SOUTH GEORGIA HERITAGE TRUST / VIA AFP-JIJI

Two centuries after rats first landed on the British overseas territory of South Georgia on board sealing and whaling ships, a team of conservationists on ...

Business opportunities in Latin America for Japanese companies

By Javier A. Mazon
-    Mar 26, 2018

Thanks to Texas' proximity to the emerging markets of Central and South America, several major Japanese companies with significant investments in Latin America have set up operations in the state. ...

America and the World in Transition

By Richard N. Haass
- via Foreign Affairs    Nov 23, 2016

As the incoming Trump administration sorts itself out, U.S. allies should develop policy proposals for dealing with pressing global challenges and consider what more they can do on behalf of common...

The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

By James McBride
- via Foreign Affairs    Jul 20, 2016

Bruno Kelly/Reuters

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed in recent decades, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has caused a shrinking of states interested in playing host and a search f...

What Does the TPP Mean for Latin America?

By Shannon K. O'Neil,Danielle Renwick
- via Foreign Affairs    May 19, 2015

Mexico, Peru, and Chile would benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership if their economies can begin to produce more value-added goods in a competitive way, says CFR's Shannon  K. O’Neil.

Chile in Crisis

By Juan de Onis
- via Foreign Affairs    Apr 12, 2015

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet answers a question during a news conference, October 30, 2014. (Andrea Comas / Reuters)

South America's Model Nation Grapples With Graft April 12, 2015 Juan de Onis Summary:  Some argue that Chile is living through the worst political crisis since the 1973 overthrow of Pres...




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