Mar 26, 2016

Happiness in short supply

Ranked 53rd out of 156 countries, Japan is a less happy place now than it was a decade ago, according to the World Happiness Report.

Oct 31, 2014

Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness. Levels of self-reported well-being in fast-growing nations like Indonesia, China and Malaysia now rival those in the United States, Germany and the ...

Man helps Bhutanese learn to manage money

Dec 25, 2013

Man helps Bhutanese learn to manage money


As an aide to the prime minister of Bhutan, Takao Takahashi helped deepen people’s understanding of the need to manage their money in the rapidly growing South Asian country valuing “gross national happiness.” The 31-year-old, who now works for the World Bank in Washington, ...