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Wuhan sets an example with a post-coronavirus recovery plan

via The Japan Times    Jul 11, 2020

Students arrive to take a college entrance exam in Wuhan on Tuesday. Three months after it reopened its economy, Wuhan’s uneven recovery offers a glimpse of the hard road back to normality for cities after containing the coronavirus. | AFP-JIJI

Three months after it reopened its economy, Wuhan’s uneven recovery offers a glimpse of the hard road back to normality for cities after containing the ...

Pregnant and stuck on a ship in the middle of the virus pandemic

via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

Two cruise ships sit idle near the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, in April. | BLOOMBERG

Like thousands of other seafarers, Karika Neethling wanted to get home as the coronavirus pandemic convulsed the cruise industry in March. Her anxiety grew more ...

DNA shows Native Americans and Polynesians hooked up 800 years ago

via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

Racers in Fiji compete in the 2019 Eco-Challenge adventure. According to a new study in Nature, Native Americans and Polynesians mingled and hooked up hundreds of years before Europeans set foot in either region, and left individuals scattered across French Polynesia with signature traces of the New World in their DNA. | COREY RICH / AMAZON / VIA AP

Native Americans and Polynesians bridged vast expanses of open ocean around the year 1200 and mingled, leaving incontrovertible proof of their encounter in the DNA ...

What’s in a name? Princeton University faces its racist past

By Brad Glosserman
- via The Japan Times    Jul 06, 2020

In this April 3, 2016 file photo, Princeton University students walk through an exhibit titled,

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's image as a promoter of democracy and equality is being replaced with that of a stone-cold racist, extreme even for his ...

English pubs reopen but little normal elsewhere in the world

via The Japan Times    Jul 05, 2020

A couple kiss as revelers drink in the street around them outside a bar in the Soho area of London on Saturday after restrictions were further eased amid the coronavirus pandemic. | AFP-JIJI

Pubs, hair salons and movie theaters across England reopened Saturday as part of Britain’s biggest step toward post-outbreak normal, while South Africa and other parts ...

Pandemics, fear and discrimination: Are Japanese cities ready for life with COVID-19?

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- via The Japan Times    Jul 03, 2020

A Japanese Red Cross website image explains that a pandemic occurs in three waves:  physical infection, psychological infection and social infection. | JAPANESE RED CROSS SOCIETY

Fighting discrimination is a key issue in municipal integration policy.

FIFA bans former finance director Kattner for 10 years

via The Japan Times    Jul 01, 2020

FIFA's Markus Kattner listens during a conference in Moscow on November 24, 2015. FIFA banned its former finance director Kattner for 10 years on Tuesday.
 | AP

FIFA banned its former finance director Markus Kattner for 10 years on Tuesday for helping former president Sepp Blatter and other top managers award themselves ...

Business opportunities in Latin America for Japanese companies

By Javier A. Mazon
-    Mar 26, 2018

Thanks to Texas' proximity to the emerging markets of Central and South America, several major Japanese companies with significant investments in Latin America have set up operations in the state. ...

America and the World in Transition

By Richard N. Haass
- via Foreign Affairs    Nov 23, 2016

As the incoming Trump administration sorts itself out, U.S. allies should develop policy proposals for dealing with pressing global challenges and consider what more they can do on behalf of common...

The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

By James McBride
- via Foreign Affairs    Jul 20, 2016

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The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed in recent decades, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has caused a shrinking of states interested in playing host and a search f...

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