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Why Women Are Never Really Free To Ride The Subway

PARIS — If you're a woman living in a city, this has probably happened to you. You're by yourself on a bus or a subway. Maybe you're wearing heels and a dress, or just your boyfriend's dirty old ...

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Japan's Unlikely Love Affair With "One Hundred Years Of Solitude"

In spite of the thousands of miles and cultural distances between Colombia and Japan, Gabriel Gar...

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Ghost Cities, Demographic Lessons From Japan To China

TOKYO — The popular Chinese imagination of Japan has followed along with Japan’s evolution over the past four decades. In the late 1970s, when China started to reform and to open up to the rest of ...

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5 Strange-But-True College Courses Around The World

Congratulations to all those 2017 graduates out there. It couldn't have been easy! Elsewhere, we have gathered some examples of the wackiest college courses from around the world. If you could ...

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As Trump Revs Up Car Industry Rhetoric, Japan Should Ride It Out

-Editorial- TOKYO — It is a situation in which automobile trade issues could develop into new friction between Japan and the United States. Japan must counter the United States appropriately ...

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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...