Jun 14, 2014

Rice: 'Get away from us. We are like poison'

by Roger Pulvers

Sachiko the nurse reads the diary of Haruko Harrison’s mother Toshimitsu is back from his second trip to Japan since we emigrated. He sold the last of our family treasures in Japan in order to finance expansion of the farm, which we have been ...

EU weighs future after poll shock

May 31, 2014

EU weighs future after poll shock

by Thibauld Malterre

The rise of populist and right-wing parties that made sweeping gains in the European elections points to the need for the EU to reinvent itself, analysts say. The nationalist shock vote on Sunday saw Eurosceptic parties in Britain, France and Denmark emerge as front-runners, ...

Will Japan be a country that welcomes all?

| May 24, 2014

Will Japan be a country that welcomes all?

by Michael Hoffman

“A nation of immigrants.” Japan? The leading proponent of that vision has been Hidenori Sakanaka, former head of the Tokyo Immigration Bureau, current executive director of the private think tank he founded in 2007, the Japan Immigration Policy Institute. His was long a voice ...

Aging Japanese-Brazilians facing challenges

May 20, 2014

Aging Japanese-Brazilians facing challenges

by Motonobu Endo

Japanese who immigrated to Brazil many decades ago have overall been a success, but now as they move deep into their twilight years they are facing mounting problems, including communication problems with their offspring. The community of Japanese-Brazilians is now 16 million strong, after ...