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Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 27, 2023
Frantic negotiations, late nights and no deal on America’s debt
But all of the talking has so far failed to produce a deal to raise the country’s debt limit, raising fears of a potentially catastrophic default that could upend financial markets.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 26, 2023
With Biden’s 2024 bid, Kamala Harris will be under more scrutiny
She is seen as the administration’s most visible advocate on issues including voting rights, access to abortion and combating climate change.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Apr 8, 2023
Jill Biden stumbles by inviting NCAA winners (and losers) to White House after Women's Final Four
President Joe Biden said both the men’s and women’s basketball champions would be invited to the White House.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 21, 2023
Inside the hunt for UFOs at the end of the world
As quickly as the national craziness over downed objects began, the United States called off the search, leaving answers encased in Arctic ice and under the whitecaps of Lake Huron.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 12, 2022
For Biden and Xi, a long relationship with rising mutual suspicion
The men, who first met as vice presidents, plan to hold face-to-face talks for the first time as national leaders, and at a time when animus defines U.S.-China relations.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 8, 2022
Putin warns the West and Ukraine, but keeps his intentions a mystery
The Russian leader is an avid geopolitical tactician, and talks Monday showcased his ability to force the West to pay attention to the Kremlin's long-standing grievances.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 29, 2022
As a Supreme Court justice pondered retirement, Biden bet on a hands-off strategy
The president believed pressuring Stephen Breyer, the court's oldest justice, to retire might backfire. A chorus of liberals took a different approach.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 12, 2021
At 9/11 ceremonies, moments of silence, tributes and tears
Even as time has passed, the people who gathered across the U.S. and the globe said the wounds from 9/11 have remained fresh.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 15, 2021
Beneath Biden’s folksy demeanor, a short fuse and an obsession with details
As Biden settles into the office he has chased for more than three decades, aides say he demands hours of debate from scores of policy experts.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 14, 2021
After another police shooting, Biden urges calm. Activists want answers.
After U.S. President Joe Biden abandoned a campaign promise to establish a police oversight commission during his first 100 days in office, administration officials have provided few details about how far he will go to combat racism in policing.

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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.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan