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Extinction Rebellion: Shift afoot toward nonviolent civil disobedience to fight climate change

via The Japan Times    Apr 16, 2019

Climate change activists demonstrate during a Extinction Rebellion protest at the Waterloo Bridge in London Monday. | REUTERS

Playing the role of a riot cop dispersing a peaceful but illegal sit-in on the steps of France’s National Assembly, Axel struggled to dislodge a ...

Japan can learn a thing or two from Canada about dealing with Trump on trade

By Carlo Dade
- via The Japan Times    Apr 16, 2019

Negotiating with the United States today is unlike anything Japan has experienced before. It's no longer about pursuing shared prosperity; it's about limiting the harm, writes Carlo Dade. | AP / VIA KYODO

As Tokyo anxiously prepared for trade talks with the United States that started this week, one of the chief concerns of the Abe government and ...

Michelle Obama charms British crowd with praise for Queen Elizabeth

via The Japan Times    Apr 15, 2019

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama charmed thousands of Britons on Sunday, telling anecdotes about meeting the “wonderfully warm and funny” Queen Elizabeth and praising ...

During book tour, former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama charms British crowd with praise for Queen Elizabeth II

via The Japan Times    Apr 15, 2019

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama charmed thousands of Britons on Sunday, telling anecdotes about meeting the “wonderfully warm and funny” Queen Elizabeth II and ...

Foreign student numbers don’t tell whole tale

By Takamitsu Sawa
- via The Japan Times    Apr 12, 2019

Many graduate schools in Japan seek to fill empty seats with foreign students, mainly from China. | GETTY IMAGES

The government's goal of strategically attracting outstanding students from abroad under its plan to accept 300,000 foreign students is far from accomplished.

Connan Mockasin finds his Japan groove ahead of his debut gig in his adopted country

By James Hadfield
- via The Japan Times    Apr 11, 2019

A long time coming: Connan Mockasin says his belated Japan debut may have been an exercise in delayed gratification.

‘Sorry?” splutters Connan Hosford, better known as Connan Mockasin, as his bandmates cackle in the background. “Excuse me … What did you say before?”He’s got ...

Global warming shrinking glaciers faster than thought, especially in mountains, study finds

via The Japan Times    Apr 09, 2019

The Baishui Glacier No.1 on the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the southern province of Yunnan in China is seen last September. Scientists say it is one of the fastest-melting glaciers in the world due to climate change and its relative proximity to the Equator. It has lost 60 percent of its mass and shrunk 250 meters since 1982. | AP

Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, ...

Rhino poacher killed by elephant and eaten by lions in South Africa preserve

via The Japan Times    Apr 09, 2019

A rhinoceros poacher in a South Africa wildlife preserve was stomped to death by an elephant and eaten by lions, authorities said.Rangers at Kruger National ...

Libya clashes over Tripoli escalate as city’s airport is hit

via The Japan Times    Apr 09, 2019

Residents carry a coffin containing a body of a member of the Libyan pro-internationally recognized government forces who was killed during clashes, during a funeral in Tripoli Monday. | REUTERS

Clashes between rival Libyan forces for control of Tripoli escalated on Monday as the death toll from the fighting rose to at least 51, including ...

U.S. declares Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a ‘terrorist organization’

via The Japan Times    Apr 09, 2019

An Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat moves in the Persian Gulf near an oil tanker in 2012. On Monday, the Trump administration designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard a

The United States on Monday designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization” in a move to increase pressure on the country that could also ...

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