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The Finishers (Great Days! Yume ni Idonda Chichi to Ko)

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
Boys can be creatures of sheer wonder. That’s the takeaway conviction after watching “Des Toutes Nos Forces (released in English as “The Finishers”). By boys, ...
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Stories We Tell (Monogataru Watashitachi)

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
Diane Polley, the mother of Canadian actress and director Sarah Polley, was, by all accounts, a vivacious woman who could light up a room upon ...
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Two-headed Russian eagle mulls moves at crossroads

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
The bicontinental nature of Russia is reflected in its national symbol, a double-headed eagle looking in two directions. That eagle finds itself in a precarious ...
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Libya disintegrates

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
Little noticed by a world transfixed by the advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the surreptitious Russian invasion of Ukraine, and China's ...
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Xi using drug campaign as new political tool

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
The highly publicized arrests and confessions in President Xi JInping anti-drug use campaign play an important propaganda role, contrasting Xi's administration against the supposedly more ...
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Deng Xiaoping’s lasting legacy

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
Seventeen years after his death, Deng Xiaoping's grip on China remains as tight as ever.
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The difference between good and bad equality

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
The "old" theory about inequality was that redistribution via the tax system weakened incentives and undermined economic growth. But the relationship between inequality and growth ...
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The spawning of Islamic State

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
It took just two years for Syria to descend into a Somalia-style failed state under the weight of the international jihad against Bashar Assad. This ...
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Military courts unconstitutional

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
The recent Cabinet decision to let Japan take part in "collective self-defense" raises the question of whether a courts-martial system, and what would likely be ...
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Opposition strength through unity

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
The current Japanese political landscape shows the Liberal Democratic Party-New Komeito alliance dwarfing all opposition forces in both chambers of the Diet. Could the merger ...
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Grading the Modi government

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
By the way he talks, new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi might appear to be replicating his Gujarat state model of learning to walk before ...
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Strong leaders in an increasingly fragile Asia

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
Stronger leaders are finally in place in fragile Asia — leaders who can deliver domestic reform and economic growth. But if these leaders assert their ...
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Brace for the coming CLASS war

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
The balkanization of global banking by the U.S.' requiring all foreign banks in the country to become subsidiary companies and international banks with U.S.-dollar clearing ...
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A transformative global agenda for development

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
Following a year and a half of twists and turns, U.N. member states have completed a proposal for sustainable development goals to steer the international ...
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When Europe slowly surrenders to intolerance

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
One unfortunate truth to emerge about the nature of the global anti-Israel movement this summer is that many protesters are challenging Israel's very right to ...
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Japan awaits North Korean report on fate of abductees

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
It may soon become clear whether the Japanese government's decision to bet on the power and ability of North Korea's State Security Department to resolve ...
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Constructivist ‘Pied Piper’ of English education rebuilds after hitting rock bottom

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
David Paul lost almost everything when his Hiroshima-based company, David English House, tumbled like a house of cards in 2010.
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I want you: A dog named Abbey

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
Though Abbey can be rather intimidating due to her low, husky voice and size, people with a bit of experience with big dogs will soon ...
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New buildings can take the sunshine out of life

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
As residents of Japan, most of us probably expect that our right to sunlight is protected by law. However, as reader Y found, that isn't ...
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Nick Ward: ‘It’s just as hard to live outside Yorkshire as it is inside of Yorkshire’

japantimes - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:26
I have a love-hate relationship with (Haruki) Murakami. I think his prose is really beautiful but he gives me vivid nightmares.
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