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Nikos Chrysoloras
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 1, 2022
EU to propose phasing out Russian oil by the end of the year
The EU will also push for more banks from Russia and Belarus to be cut off from the SWIFT international payment system, including Sberbank, Russia's largest lender.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 17, 2021
Down is still up for foreign investors piling into China
Like the demise of Enron Corp. and the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the debacle at China Evergrande Group was inevitable to some only in retrospect.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 27, 2021
Global travel sector prepares for vaccine-powered revival
New variants threaten to render today's vaccines ineffective, and the U.S. has put 80% of the world's countries on a no-go list, but travel firms remain optimistic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 25, 2021
Governments want you to buy green. Ignore them at your peril.
Nations have pledged massive cuts on greenhouse gas emissions, paving the way for a torrent of regulation set to benefit green stocks and bonds.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 22, 2021
Vaccine battle heats up with EU ready to halt U.K. shipments
Both sides have blamed each other for export curbs and nationalism, posing a risk to the fragile post-Brexit trade relationship agreed on only in December.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 31, 2021
Faced with a vaccine emergency, the EU made an enemy of everyone
What began as a bid to bring transparency has spiraled into chaotic mud-slinging that some fear could spur a trade row amid the pandemic.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 28, 2021
EU fails to sway AstraZeneca to tap U.K. supply for vaccines
The root of the dispute is Astra's decision to prioritize the U.K. over the EU following a Belgian production glitch, in what Brussels claims to be a breach of contractual commitments.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Jul 3, 2015
Referendum won't end Greek drama
Germany and the rest of the euro region are bracing for more Greek political upheaval followed by tortuous negotiations, even if the country votes for more austerity in Sunday's referendum.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
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