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French President Emmanuel Macron during an interview on the fringes of the Choose France summit in Versailles, France, on Monday
BUSINESS / Companies
May 14, 2024
Macron puts French banks in play with plan to transform Europe
Macron has been trying to persuade his EU partners to embrace reforms that he says would turn the bloc into a more united and powerful economic force.
Automobiles charge at public electric vehicle charging stations in Paris on Feb. 14.
May 6, 2024
France ramps up electric vehicle ambition as Xi arrives in Paris
The contract between the government, French business groups and unions aims for a fourfold increase in the sale of 100% EVs to 800,000 a year in 2027.
French President Emmanuel Macron on International Women's Day in Paris on March 8
WORLD / Politics
Mar 14, 2024
France faces centrist vacuum as far right builds momentum for presidency
A far-right presidency would be a transformational moment for France, Europe’s second largest economy.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at the Palazzo Montecitorio in Rome on Tuesday.
Sep 27, 2023
Macron is pushing the EU into $900 billion fight with China
The bloc's new approach is being shaped by French concerns that Beijing’s trade practices have started to pose a critical threat to core industries.
Japan Times
Mar 27, 2023
Macron’s pension gambit sparks revolt, pushing France to the brink
The French president’s decision to ram through an increase in the retirement age has ignited labor unrest, destabilized his government, and risks paralysis for his remaining time in office.
Japan Times
Apr 21, 2022
Macron says Le Pen risks ‘civil war’ in France over Muslim veils
Le Pen said Macron's economic policies had been a disappointment and referred to herself as the 'spokeswoman of the French people.'
Japan Times
Jun 11, 2021
World’s richest face tax squeeze after 40% boost to fortunes
The proposals form part of a global revival of initiatives to target the rich, including new taxes on capital gains, inheritances and wealth.
Japan Times
Jun 8, 2021
Big Tech watches tide turning on taxes after its years of plenty
In the current system, the likes of Facebook, and Google have paid effective tax rates which appeared on a long, steady march toward zero.
Japan Times
Mar 18, 2019
France uses Group of Seven presidency to issue sobering message urging a revamp of capitalism
France is sounding an alarm for the world's advanced economies: Capitalism is tearing them apart.


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