REGIONAL

Sunwolves suffer narrow defeat to Chiefs

via The Japan Times    Apr 29, 2017

The Sunwolves will leave New Zealand with a bonus point after a 27-20 loss to the Chiefs on Saturday. Unable to make the most of their possession, ...

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...

Can India Save the Warming Planet?

By Varun Sivaram
- via Foreign Affairs    May 01, 2017

With its population and living standards rising quickly, India is a wild-card country that could prevent the world from limiting global warming to ...

BUSINESS

Tellmeclub’s bankruptcy grounds discount travel services

By Philip Brasor,Masako Tsubuku
- via The Japan Times    Apr 22, 2017

On March 27, discount travel company Tellmeclub filed for bankruptcy while a number of its Japanese customers were still overseas on package tours....

CEO Focus: Angelo Eco wants to build sustainable societies locally and abroad

By Jan Onghanseng
-    May 15, 2017

A Japanese company believes that small pockets of change are more effective in addressing the world’s biggest challenges. His ambitious vision invo...

SOMIC Ishikawa stakes future on new markets and products

By Jan Onghanseng
-    Apr 26, 2017

A leading car components manufacturer in Japan is capitalizing on its competitive advantages to improve its chances of securing hold in markets in ...

CULTURE & TRAVEL

Sushi Jin: Self-taught master serves only the freshest fare

By Robbie Swinnerton
- via The Japan Times    Apr 29, 2017

Toyama Bay boasts some of the very best seafood in Japan. Thanks to its unique geology — it’s one of the deepest bays in the ...

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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Bolivia 2017

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Not widely known by most people, Bolivia is home to a thriving Japanese community, which traces its roots back more than 60 years. Since the 1950s, these Bolivians of Japanese ancestry have contributed to the growth of the country’s economy and have made their mark in their adopted land. Ambassador Kyoko Koga of Japan With financial assistance from the Japanese government, these immigrant communities established the colonies of San Juan de Yapacani, Pueblo Nissei and Colonia Okinawa (in homage to their ancestors’ homeland) in the eastern lowlands of Bolivia, where they engage...
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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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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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