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Immigration Policies: Two Countries Address the Global Expat Dilemma



Japan Visa, Photo by Paul Davidson

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 02:23 a.m. DST, 25 July 2014 “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists”. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt This phrase by one of the most iconic figures in the history of the American presidency affirms the fact that […]

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Korean ‘Comfort Women’ Still Protesting Decades Later



Photo by: Melissa Wall "Unveiling of Comfort Women Memorial"

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 12:36 p.m. DST, 25 June 2014 SEOUL, South Korea — Elderly Korean women (euphemistically referred to as “comfort women”) who were forced into prostitution as teenagers during WWII, have gathered every Wednesday since 8 January, 1992, outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul to protest the atrocities they faced. These […]

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The Ice Wall | Cordoning off Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima



Fukushima Protest, Photo by Courtney Stiehl

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 21:29 p.m. DST, 8 June 2014 The nuclear meltdown in March 2011 of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, for the company Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), following the devastating earth quakes and tsunamis continues to wreak havoc on the environment and the people living closest to the area. […]

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Ascendancy of the Yuan, Signals Dollars Decline



Worthless Dollar Toilet Tissue Roll, Photo by Thomas Jungblut

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:15 PM EDT, 1 June 2012 WASHINGTON, DC – For decades the American public was warned of the impending crash of the U.S. dollar. Economist sounded the alarm far in advance of the 2007–2012 global financial crises, which was the result of a confluence of complex financial events. However, to […]

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Japan still coping with human, economic costs of tsunami one year later


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Buddhist Monk - Kyoto, Japan, Photo by Lauris Ducasse

Originally posted on National Post | News:
By Yoko Kubota OFUNATO, Japan – With a minute of silence, tolling bells and prayers, Japan will on Sunday mark the first anniversary of an earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands and set off a nuclear crisis that shattered public trust in atomic power and the nation’s leaders. A…

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