The most livable cities in the worldLife is good in Australia and Canada. The two countries combine for six of the top ten most livable cities in the world, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit. And find…
In The Papers
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
'The Emperor strikes back'INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 09.08.16: Papers across the world react to yesterday's suicide bombing at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, which left dozens dead. Also, Japan's…
Japan’s emperor says health is failing, hints at abdicationJapanese Emperor Akihito, 82, said in a rare video address to the public on Monday that he worried that age may make it difficult for him to fully carry out his duties.
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Obama's visit to Hiroshima reopens old war woundsUS President Barack Obama has said he will not offer an apology during his visit to the site of the atomic bombing at Hiroshima on Friday, but the trip has already drawn reproach…
North Korea fires missile into sea near JapanNorth Korea launched a ballistic missile on Wednesday that landed in or near Japanese-controlled waters for the first time, the latest in a series of launches by the isolated…
More stimulus for Japan, but will it help the economy?Japan's government is set to announce another plan to help stimulate the economy, worth $265 billion. It'll be the 26th stimulus plan for Japan since 1990, but its economy…
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
How the 'stupid party' created Donald TrumpIN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Monday, 1 August: Donald Trump's refusal to back off from an ugly feud with the parents of a dead US soldier has isolated him from certain…
Tokyo elects first female governor as it prepares for 2020 OlympicsVoters in the Japanese capital elected their first woman governor on Sunday, after two predecessors stepped down over scandals that clouded the city’s preparations to host the…
Japan knife attacker killed disabled out of hatredHatred appears to be what fueled a young Japanese man who went on a stabbing rampage, killing 19 people Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired.
Renewed anger at US military bases in OkinawaA recent series of crimes has sparked anger over the presence of US military bases on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa. First came the arrest of a former US marine for the…
Nintendo shares soar on Pokémon Go successShares in Nintendo have soared by almost 25 percent in Tokyo on the back of the massive success of its mobile game Pokémon Go. The game topped the download charts in the…
North Korean submarine missile ‘fails’ on test launchNorth Korea fired a ballistic missile from a submarine on Saturday but it appears to have failed soon after launch, South Korea’s military said.
People & Profit
PEOPLE & PROFIT