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Gregory Korte
For Gregory Korte's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
A snow plow drives down an empty street in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 13, 2024
Coldest weather ever during Iowa caucus threatens Trump’s lead
Caucus-time temperatures on Monday are forecast to be as low as minus 27 degrees Celsius, which would be the coldest ever for the event.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump campaigns in Waterloo, Iowa, on Dec. 19.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 30, 2023
Trump ballot fights put pressure on Supreme Court to act soon
The case would be unprecedented and brings Trump’s conduct after losing the 2020 election back to the forefront of his likely 2024 rematch with Biden.
Buildings in downtown Bozeman, Montana. Tech-savvy Californians who work from home are fleeing to cheaper states, while retirees and nature lovers are flocking to places like Montana.
WORLD / Society
Sep 12, 2023
Pandemic population boom in rural hotspots sparks resentment
In some places, the influx of new residents is deepening political divides in an already polarized country.
Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, on July 29.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 29, 2023
Donald Trump faces up to six trials during 2024 primary season
The four criminal indictments pose the greatest threat to the former U.S. president because they all carry potential prison terms.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference at Camp David in Maryland on Friday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 20, 2023
Biden wants to sell his economic plan. But there's a problem.
The White House is embracing "Bidenomics” — originally intended to deride the president's policies — to instead promote his stewardship of the economy.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 25, 2023
Trump hardens position on abortion while railing against indictment
His speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition follow speculation over a 15-week federal ban wanted by anti-abortion activists.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 19, 2023
A 2023 recession wouldn’t be so bad for Biden. A downturn in 2024 would.
If a recession is going to come in the next 12 months — and most economists surveyed say it probably is — then U.S. President Joe Biden should hope it begins sooner rather than later.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 27, 2023
Trump rematch may be Biden’s best bet, polls show
Still, a majority of Americans remain unsure about the president’s accomplishments over the past two years and the economy remains a particular concern.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 5, 2022
One voting group holds key to U.S. midterms after abortion leak: suburban women
A large majority of key U.S. voting blocs support abortion rights, but the matter has not been a top issue for voters in the past.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 17, 2021
Biden plans 10 days of action on four ‘overlapping’ crises
Key issues include the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic downturn, climate change and a national reckoning over racial equality.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Feb 5, 2020
With Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders, Iowa Democrats plot two futures
Bernie Sanders' strong showing in the Iowa caucuses had become the conventional wisdom. But Iowa politics is an expectations game, and Pete Buttigieg played it expertly.

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Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves