Telling the story of Japanese settlers in Brazil

Jun 10, 2015

Telling the story of Japanese settlers in Brazil

by Yugo Hirano

Masayuki Fukasawa, a veteran journalist at a Japanese-language newspaper in Sao Paulo, has taken inspiration from his own migrant story to compile a history of Japanese settlement in Brazil over the past century. “I wanted to incorporate into modern history the story of how ...

Son of Mexican immigrants accepted into every Ivy League school

Jun 7, 2015

Son of Mexican immigrants accepted into every Ivy League school

It would have been a success story if Fullerton High School senior Fernando Rojas, the son of Mexican immigrants whose schooling stopped in the eighth grade, was accepted to college. But the 17-year-old achieved a surprising clean sweep — he was accepted to every ...

Jun 7, 2015

3,500 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

Nearly 3,500 migrants were rescued Saturday from 15 boats off the coast of Libya, Italy’s coast guard said. The boats — nine wooden boats thought to be converted fishing vessels and six large rubber dinghies — were all found drifting around 45 miles (70 ...

May 29, 2015

Asian nations meet to discuss Rohingya migrant crisis

Senior officials from across Asia will meet Friday in Bangkok to tackle the growing problem of desperate people landing on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as Rohingya Muslims flee persecution in Myanmar and poor Bangladeshis crowd onto boats in the hope of ...

May 24, 2015

Britain's opposition to back EU referendum bill

Britain’s center-left opposition Labour Party will support Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposal for a referendum on European Union membership but will make the case to stay, party leaders told the Sunday Times. “The British people want to have a say on the U.K.’s membership ...

May 19, 2015

Japanese visa-free visits to Russian-held isles halted

A visit this month by Japanese to the Russian-held islands off Hokkaido under a visa-free exchange program has been canceled due to Russia’s request for the submission of certain travel documents, sources said. The documents, which Russia says have become necessary due to legal ...

Britain's anti-EU party UKIP riven with infighting

May 15, 2015

Britain's anti-EU party UKIP riven with infighting

A week after an election in which it won the third-biggest share of the national vote but just one seat in parliament, Britain’s U.K. Independence Party is tearing itself apart in spectacular fashion. First there was charismatic party leader Nigel Farage’s short-lived resignation, then ...