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For Adam Minter's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jun 27, 2015

Chinese companies with no heir apparent

Wang Jianlin, chairman of Dalian Wanda Group and China’s richest man, has just one child, 27-year-old Wang Sicong. That would seem to make the question of succession at the privately held Wanda a simple matter. The problem is, the younger Wang — a notorious ...

Low-cost airlines elevate stress levels for pilots

Mar 31, 2015

Low-cost airlines elevate stress levels for pilots

Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who steered a Germanwings flight into a mountainside, had a history of depression so debilitating that he left his pilot training program for six months in the late 2000s, reports Germany’s Bild newspaper. When he was ready to return, he ...

Mar 27, 2015

Why Chinese tourists love Japan

Despite the apparent ill will that Beijing, and occasionally the Chinese public, express toward Tokyo, Chinese tourists can't seem to get enough of Japan. In 2014, Chinese visits to Japan increased 83 percent on the previous year.