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Kevin Rafferty

For Kevin Rafferty's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

/ Oct 10, 2013

Past a papal-centric church

Pope Francis is raising eyebrows by criticizing the Catholic Church's obsession with "small-minded rules" and narrow issues as well as its heretofore Vatican-centric view.

/ Oct 6, 2013

The rich hit back at the poor

The economic divide between the haves and the have-nots may not be as wide in the United Kindom at it is in the United States, but it is growing dangerously.

/ Sep 15, 2013

Abe's 2020 vision challenged

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared that the Olympics would put Tokyo "at the center of the world." But the real question is: Will Japan use the Olympics to join the real world

/ Sep 3, 2013

China's population time bomb

China's one-child policy, implemented to prevent overpopulation and raise living standards, will likely negatively impact China's future economic growth.

/ Aug 13, 2013

Fed's dark succession games

It's strange how, in the first half of the year, humans beat robots in the dark art of interpreting the gnomic utterances of the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman.