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Gambling In Japan, A Measure Of Shinzo Abe’s Staying Power

-OpEd- TOKYO — On Dec. 2, Japan’s lawmakers voted for a bill that permits casinos. The aim of the legislation was to boost tourism and revitalize the economy. Gambling has been strictly ...

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In Fukushima, An Electronics Maker Bets On Farming Inside Factories

FUKUSHIMA — In 1970, electronics company Panasonic inaugurated a factory in the Japanese city of Fukushima to assemble radio sets. In the 1980s, when Japanese electronics were at their peak, the ...

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In Japan, A Troubling Link Between Samurai Spirit And Workaholics

A stressful Japanese work culture is deeply ingrained in the country's mindset, with historic...

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Crazy Killers, Bernie On Board, Tall Dutch

SPOTLIGHT: MASS KILLINGS AND MENTAL INSTABILITY A knife-wielding man killed 19 people in their ...

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From Japan, Unpacking Miyake' Pleated Revolution

Hiroshima-born designer Issey Miyake has spent his career creating garments that challenge sizing...