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Jamie Doward
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 4, 2014
Food labs fight organized crime
At first glance the sprawling campus amid glorious countryside looks an unlikely base from which to wage war against Italy's most feared crime organization, the 'ndrangheta.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Apr 6, 2014
EFL for all? Leeds school highlights growing trend
Georgiana Sale, the head teacher at City of Leeds School, has had numerous racial insults directed at her. Ever since it was reported, wrongly, that her school was to give all its pupils Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) lessons, her phone has been ringing off the hook.
WORLD
Dec 29, 2013
Secrets of the grotto: Study uncovers joys, trials behind being Saint Nick
It appears that today's Santas are under far more pressure to deliver than other performers, with many recounting experiences that a new study says were 'highly reminiscent of the worst excesses of the rationalized assembly line.'
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 1, 2013
Azerbaijan's elite wooing British lawmakers
It operates from an exclusive Mayfair address and throws lavish parties for politicians of all parties. Ostensibly an independent trade body, The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) regularly takes members of Parliament, members of the European Parliament and British government officials on trips to the...
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 3, 2013
Secret documents reveal how close USSR came to launching nukes in '83
Chilling new evidence that Britain and America came close to provoking the Soviet Union into launching a nuclear attack has emerged in former classified documents written at the height of the Cold War.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 3, 2013
Miranda was held for 'political' acts
The detention of the partner of a former Guardian journalist has triggered fresh concerns after it emerged that a key reason cited by police for holding him under terrorism powers was the belief that he was promoting a "political or ideological cause."
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 15, 2013
Cameron faces G-8 battle over anti-corruption plan
British Prime Minister David Cameron's hopes of securing at the G-8 summit next week a major anti-corruption agreement that would force companies to reveal who really owns them is hanging by a thread, amid fierce opposition from both the Russian and Canadian governments, as well as from many members...
Japan Times
WORLD
May 29, 2013
Britain examines why two gang members turned to jihad
Clutching a placard protesting at a "Crusade against Muslims," Adebolajo was a striking figure.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 18, 2013
Psychiatrists under fire in mental health battle
It has the distinctly un-catchy, abbreviated title "DSM-5," and is known to no one outside the world of mental health.

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Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals