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Stephanie Kelly
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign stop in Detroit, Michigan, on July 12.
WORLD / Politics / EXPLAINER
Jul 19, 2024
What happens to Biden's $91-million campaign money if he drops out?
It depends on whether Vice President Kamala Harris, his running mate, is on the new presidential ticket.
A woman looks on during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in front of a U.S. consulate in Barcelona, Spain, on June 1, 2020.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 27, 2024
Four years after George Floyd killing, police reform slow to follow
Despite the initial surge of calls for change, federal attempts at wide-ranging reform have been mostly unsuccessful.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks before a meeting at the White House on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 7, 2024
Biden and Trump woo Haley voters — the 2024 election's new prize
Political strategists believe a significant number of Haley voters were Democrats who crossed over to vote to try to deliver a blow to Trump.
Sam Altman participates in an event at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders week in San Francisco on Nov. 16.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 20, 2023
OpenAI appoints ex-Twitch boss as CEO, while Altman joins Microsoft
The decision not to reinstate Altman as CEO has confounded efforts by investors and employees of the firm to steady the ship by bringing him back.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 9, 2023
Big Oil on hydrogen: Forget the rainbow, just make it profitable
Hydrogen as an alternative to the fossil fuels burned in heavy industry or shipping is seen as key to reducing emissions in industries in which electrification is impractical.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 4, 2022
Want lower oil prices? First you need higher ones
Global benchmark Brent and U.S. crude futures have soared over 15% to around 10- and 14-year highs, respectively, since Russia invaded neighboring Ukraine last week
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 23, 2021
Global oil's comeback year presages more strength in 2022
Gasoline and diesel use surged this year as consumers resumed travel and business activity picked up, despite efforts to mitigate climate change.

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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