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The Bhai-Bhai Lie

A signboard on the Indian side of the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh, November 11, 2009.  (Adnan Abidi / Courtesy Reuters)

By Tansen Sen
- via Foreign Affairs    Jul 11, 2014

The False Narrative of Chinese-Indian Friendship July 11, 2014 Tansen Sen Since at least the first half of the twentieth century, Chinese and Indian elites have justified present-day friendship between China and India on the basis of allegedly harmonious ancient ties. But an increasing number of scholars are acknowledging that this narrative drastically distorts historical reality. India in the Chinese Imagination: Myth, Religion, and Thought EDITED BY JOHN KIESCHNICK AND MEIR SHAHAR. University of Pennsylvania Press, 352 pp. $65.00.

Feeling Triumphalist in Tokyo

Visiting hours: Shinzo Abe at the Yasukuni shrine, Tokyo, December 2013. (Toru Hanai / Courtesy Reuters)

By Margarita Estévez-Abe
- via Foreign Affairs    Jan 01, 1970

The Real Reasons Nationalism Is Back in Japan April 21, 2014 Margarita Estévez-Abe David Pilling's useful book, Bending Adversity, takes a relatively hopeful view of the conservative nationalism advocated by Japanese president Shinzo Abe. But a more thorough accounting of Japan’s recent past and the country's political system would suggest a less sanguine outlook. Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival. BY DAVID PILLING. Penguin Press, 2014, 400 pp. $29.95.

Great things are brewing for Virginia craft beer maker

   Oct 24, 2018

As craft and fruit beers grew very popular in the last few years, many breweries have opened their doors and sold their products directly to the public. Amid this fast-growing trend, only a handful...

Bridging Ireland and Japan through food and drink

   Oct 20, 2018

With about 10,000 kilometers separating Ireland and Japan, it would not be absurd to assume that the cultural divide between the two nations is just as wide. But delving deeper, the two countries h...

DEN: The airport of the future has arrived

   Jun 07, 2016

Denver International Airport celebrated a milestone last year with the opening of a Westin hotel connected to its iconic Jeppesen Terminal.

Las Vegas airport gets facelift for the luxury traveler

   Jun 07, 2016

Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport unveiled a multimillion dollar refurbishment aimed at welcoming visitors wanting to experience a revival of its famous entertainment scene.

Dowa Eco-System prevents environmental problems in Myanmar

By Karl Cryer
-    Apr 27, 2016

Waste and environmental management becomes a challenge of every industrializing nation. With the early entry of Japan-based Dowa-Eco-System, Myanmar may just do away with the huge and expensive hea...

Virginia: So much more to love

   Feb 25, 2016

A pioneer in tourism promotion, the U.S. state of Virginia hasn't let it guard down, as it widens its offerings beyond historical sites and attractions.

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