You are here: HomeRegional › Search › United States


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 mortality statistics, which showed U.S. life expectancy fe...

NYC subway bomber followed radical preacher jailed in Bangladesh: Dhaka

via The Japan Times    Dec 14, 2017

Monirul Islam, a top official of Bangladesh's counterterrorism department, addresses the media at the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) media center in Dhaka Wednesday. The man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system was influenced by the sermons and writings of a radical Muslim preacher, but appeared to have no known links to local radical groups, Bangladeshi officials said Wednesday. | AP

The man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City’s subway system was influenced by the sermons and writings of a radical ...

Pentagon issues denial after U.N. rights investigator says torture persists at Guantanamo Bay

via The Japan Times    Dec 14, 2017

Jens Modvig (left), chair of the Committee against Torture;, Malcolm Evans (right), chair of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture; and Nils Melzer, sSpecial Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, speak at a news conference at the United Nations in New York Wednesday. | U.N. PHOTO / ESKINDER DEBEBE / HANDOUT / VIA REUTERS

An independent U.N. human rights investigator said on Wednesday that he had information about an inmate being tortured at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention facility, ...

U.N. chief: Iran may be defying U.N. call to halt missile development even as it complies with nuclear deal

via The Japan Times    Dec 14, 2017

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that Iran may be defying a U.N. call to halt ballistic missile development even as it complies with the ...

Global and Asian heat waves in 2016 due purely to climate change, study says

via The Japan Times    Dec 14, 2017

Last year’s global heat record, extreme heat in Asia and unusually warm waters off the coast of Alaska happened purely because the planet is getting ...

Muslim leaders call on world to recognize east Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

via The Japan Times    Dec 14, 2017

Jordanian Christians and Muslims march against the U.S. declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in Amman on Wednesday. | AFP-JIJI

Muslim leaders on Wednesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called on the world to respond by ...

South Korea’s Moon tries K-Pop and TV stars in China charm offensive

via The Japan Times    Dec 14, 2017

Members of the South Korean K-pop group EXO pose during the Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong on Dec. 1. | REUTERS

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will unveil an array of TV talent and K-pop celebrities at events, including a state dinner, in China on Thursday ...

‘Quad’ cooperation in the South China Sea?

By Mark J. Valencia
- via The Japan Times    Dec 14, 2017

SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 27, 2017) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) transits the South China Sea with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Izumo (DDH 183). Dewey is part of the Sterett-Dewey Surface Action Group and is the third deploying group operating under the command and control construct called 3rd Fleet Forward. U.S. 3rd Fleet operating forward offers additional options to the Pacific Fleet commander by leveraging the capabilities of 3rd and 7th Fleets. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kryzentia Weiermann/ Released) | COMMANDER, U.S. 3RD FLEET

Australia, Japan and India are unlikely to risk antagonizing China by joining U.S. freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea.

Arctic permafrost thawing quicker than before and sea ice melting fast: NOAA report

via The Japan Times    Dec 13, 2017

An iceberg melts in Kulusuk, Greenland, near the Arctic Circle i n2005. A new report finds permafrost in the Arctic is thawing faster than ever before. The annual report card released Tuesday also finds water is warming and sea ice is melting at the fastest pace in 1,500 years at the top of the world. | AP

Permafrost in the Arctic is thawing faster than ever, according to a new report released Tuesday.Water is also warming and sea ice is melting at ...

Suspect charged in NYC subway terrorist bombing, had taunted Trump on Facebook just before attack

via The Japan Times    Dec 13, 2017

This undated handout photo obtained Monday courtesy of New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission shows pipe bomb suspect Akayed Ullah. Ullah detonated a pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York subway passageway during the morning rush hour, injuring three people — putting the city again on edge just six weeks after a deadly truck attack. | NYC TAXI

A Bangladeshi immigrant arrested in a New York subway bombing mocked President Donald Trump on social media while on his way to carry out the ...

  • Global Media is your partner in reaching a powerful international audience through high-level economic reporting.

    Our ambition is to highlight under-reported developments and opportunities around the world, and allow leaders in these regions and sectors to take their message to the highest global level. We partner with top media to communicate with the world’s most powerful audiences. We specialize in communication and branding initiatives that help our clients effectively get their messages to their existing and potential partners. We achieve results for our clients by introducing them and their initiatives to an audience of elite international business and government leaders.

    Global Media Inc. is an independent media agency with offices in Hong Kong and Canada. GMI has more than a decade of experience in the writing, researching, and production of promotional country reports, with media partners from East Asia to North America. We have teams worldwide that develop country and thematic reports on the latest economic trends and developments.

    We are a media partner of Foreign Affairs,the United States’ most influential publication, published by the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations.

    Nearly a century old, there isn’t a more influential or higher-reaching publication in the United States than Foreign Affairs. The journal is ranked #1 in influence by U.S. opinion leaders in a recent nationwide study conducted by Erdos and Morgan, the premier business-to-business research firm. Their findings place Foreign Affairs ahead of all media, both print and broadcast, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Washington Post.


    “We were extremely impressed with how efficient, well-coordinated, responsive and reliable the Global Media Inc. team was. We owe them a lot for their professionalism. We were very pleased with the outcome, and the article was very well-written. We hope to have an opportunity to work with Global Media Inc. again in the near future.� – Japan Airport Terminal Co. Ltd.
    “The Global Media team’s professionalism was excellent. Their team was great and always gave us the right suggestions and information. The product was excellent, and we were very happy to have such a great opportunity working with their excellent team.â€� – National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS)
    “We were honored to be chosen as one of the good universities in Japan. This article conveyed Seigakuin University’s educational ideals and the message from President Akudo. The advertisement was conspicuous and gave a good impression that Seigakuin nurtured students to contribute to world peace. We really appreciated what Global Media Inc. had did for us.â€� – Seigakuin University

    Whom we have featured:

    • Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard
    • Australian Foreign Affairs Minister (and former Prime Minister) Kevin Rudd
    • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
    • Qatari Minister of International Trade and Industry Dato’ Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed
    • Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Yoshiaki Takaki
    • Taiwanese Foreign Minister Yang Chin-Tien
    • Taiwanese Finance Minister Lee Sush-Der
    • Taiwanese Economic Affairs Minister Shih Yen-Shiang
    • Taiwanese National Science Council Minister Lee Lou-Chuang,
    • Taiwanese Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Yeh Kuang-Shih
    • Taiwanese Political Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Lin Tsong-Ming
    • Indonesian Ambassador to the United States Dr. Dino Patti Djalal
    • Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board Chairman Gita Wirjawan
    • Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III
    • Philippine Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile