A shadow falls on the golden arches

| Jan 9, 2015

A shadow falls on the golden arches

by Shusuke Murai

In Japanese culture, making an apology is considered a significant social skill, but no matter how well-chosen the words are or how low the bow is, it might not be enough to survive the tough world of business. If a company fails to properly ...

China brings sex slave issue into spotlight

| Jan 9, 2015

China brings sex slave issue into spotlight

by Ben Dooley

For years, China literally kept the tragic story of its “comfort women” underground. Since 2007, the country’s only museum dedicated to the women forced to work in Imperial Japanese Army brothels has overflowed two cramped rooms in a musty basement on the campus of ...

China takes the lead in fast-growing drone market

| Jan 8, 2015

China takes the lead in fast-growing drone market

An amateur photographer in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, drew crowds when he used a drone minihelicopter made by China’s DJI Technology Co. to capture images of historic church steeples and other sights. “I get some amazing photos with it,” said Scott Richardson, a voice teacher ...

Islamic State group's influence spreads to African jihadis

| Dec 16, 2014

Islamic State group's influence spreads to African jihadis

Its main battlegrounds are far away and its true influence hard to judge, but the Islamic State’s black banner is attracting the attention of jihadis in Africa, particularly in Nigeria. Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s so-called caliphate is based in Syria and Iraq ...