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For Tracy Mcveigh's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

U.S. first lady uses bully pulpit to push concerns about girls

May 11, 2014

U.S. first lady uses bully pulpit to push concerns about girls

Michelle Obama has taken the unique step of delivering her husband’s weekly presidential address to express outrage at the recent kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls. Speaking for the first time instead of the U.S. president, before what is Mothers’ Day in the U.S. on Sunday, ...

May 11, 2014

Face of terrorist group has cheated death to taunt authorities

Abubakar Shekau, of the radical Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram — the man who has claimed responsibility for abducting schoolgirls in the town of Chibok — is, in a loose sense, a leader of a guerrilla group with limited hierarchy and several factions. Western ...

How consumerism turns babies into monsters

May 4, 2014

How consumerism turns babies into monsters

If you have been planning a shopping trip with the kids, you might not want to read any further, because teaching your children consumerism is helping to turn them into selfish, immoral creatures without a streak of empathy, according to a new study. You ...

Family's firstborn most likely to excel: study

Apr 27, 2014

Family's firstborn most likely to excel: study

What do Angela Merkel, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Christine Lagarde, Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg, JK Rowling and Beyonce have in common? Other than riding high in Forbes list of the world’s most powerful women, they are also all firstborn children in their families. Turn to ...

Vienna embraces the culture of the bicycle

Jun 22, 2013

Vienna embraces the culture of the bicycle

On the Praterstern, where cars, buses and trams converge from several busy streets on a road that loops around Vienna’s central train station, a new digital counter stands under the eye of the Riesenrad Ferris wheel. It’s about the size of a bus stop ...

Will the BBC learn anything from the Stuart Hall sex scandal?

May 11, 2013

Will the BBC learn anything from the Stuart Hall sex scandal?

The first Tuesday in May was an awkward day for BBC newsreaders. Once again the main headlines were dominated by scandals within their own institution. One of their most well-known presenters had admitted to 14 indecent assaults on 13 victims aged as young as ...

May 11, 2013

Healthy kids eat like parents

Children who eat the same meals as their parents are far more likely to have healthy diets than those who do not, according to research. Eating the same food had a greater impact on a young child’s health than any other factor, including social ...