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Boutique design hotels for the discerning staycationer

By Mio Yamada
- via The Japan Times    Apr 18, 2021

K5 rooms feature beds that can be hidden away by an indigo dip-dyed curtain that wraps all the way around like a wispy column. |

Beautifully designed and reasonably priced, “On: Design” checks out four new hotels that offer out-of-the-ordinary stays.

To achieve long-term happiness, try taking these daily steps

By A.C. Shilton
- via The Japan Times    Apr 18, 2021

Ultimately, happiness is more of a daily practice than anything else. | GETTY IMAGES

Researchers have found strategies work perfectly when hope is on the horizon, but the path toward it isn’t clear.

Queen Elizabeth II lays to rest her ‘strength and stay’ Prince Philip

via The Japan Times    Apr 18, 2021

Pall bearers carry the coffin of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, inside St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday.  | POOL / VIA AFP-JIJI

The Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9, was interred in the Royal Vault at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle after a 50-minute ...

‘At the End of the Matinee’: Love and longing in the recent past strike a chord

By Kris Kosaka
- via The Japan Times    Apr 18, 2021

In his novel, Keiichiro Hirano provides a detailed view of politics, culture and economics at the start of the 21st century alongside a story about ...

Myanmar junta leader set to join ASEAN summit, drawing outcry

via The Japan Times    Apr 18, 2021

Myanmar's junta chief Gen. Min Aung Hlaing presides an army parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on March 27. | REUTERS

The international community has largely condemned the junta for use of force against unarmed civilians, but regional leaders have sought to open communications with the ...

After outcry, Biden confirms U.S. will raise Trump refugee cap

By Jordan Fabian
- via The Japan Times    Apr 18, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on April 15. | REUTERS

Biden on Friday signed an order intended to accelerate processing of refugees while keeping former President Donald Trump’s 15,000-person cap in place.

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GMI Post is preparing a Guide to Education in Japan to be published in Foreign Affairs magazine in mid- 2021. This report follows GMI Post’s series...

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