Mar 15, 2015

China's economic evolution causes small town upheaval

by Joe Mcdonald

This city in China’s northern coal country hardly looks like it is in trouble. After three decades fueling China’s industrial boom, its wide, tree-lined avenues are filled with late model cars. Markets are crowded with people. That activity masks malaise. Surging demand for coal ...

Mar 11, 2015

Local officials on loan to Tohoku benefit both sides

When she started her new job in the Tohoku region, Atsuko Doi was surprised by the shortage of staff and an unfamiliar computer system. Doi also felt lonely as she was the only woman in the temporary accommodations for backup government personnel sent to ...