Joanna Gill
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An pride flag is seen under a rubber door mat at an entrance to a basement of an office building in Kherson, Ukraine, in 2022.
WORLD / Society
Nov 14, 2023
Can EU talks boost LGBTQ+ rights in Ukraine, Moldova and Bosnia?
Several candidate countries have faced criticism over lack of protecting LGBTQ+ rights.
Climate activists protest demanding that the World Bank stop fossil fuel financing on the first day of the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, in Marrakech, Morocco, on Monday
Oct 13, 2023
Why money matters when taking climate change to court
More litigation funding for climate lawsuits could mean more cases.
Japan Times
Jul 19, 2023
No more plundering: Can Africa take control in green mineral rush?
Governments on the continent have increasingly restricted or banned mineral exports in recent years in a bid to boost processing and retain more of the gains.
Japan Times
May 23, 2023
EU's temporary protection of Ukrainians offers lessons for managing asylum
The biggest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II sparked a wave of solidarity, as EU states offered rights and benefits akin to their own citizens.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jan 9, 2023
Italy's resurgent right takes on a woman's right to choose
Abortion repeatedly made headlines in September's elections, a process that elevated Giorgia Meloni to lead Italy's most right-wing government since World War II.
Japan Times
Aug 26, 2022
With protests planned over energy poverty, Europe faces winter of discontent
A worsening cost-of-living crisis across Europe has already seen workers in France, Spain and Belgium go out on strike, pushing for higher wages to help them cope with rocketing inflation.
Japan Times
Jul 30, 2022
Digital nomads seek sun, sea and sustainability as remote work booms
Remote and flexible working has boomed since coronavirus lockdowns lifted, backed by a rising number of nations issuing digital nomad visas.
Japan Times
Jul 15, 2022
Uber drivers to protest low pay and unsafe work after leaks
A leak has shown that Uber knowingly flouted laws, duped police and exploited violence against vulnerable drivers as it lobbied governments for access.
Japan Times
Jul 1, 2022
Youth street protesters turn sights on climate 'villains'
Activists have been exploring new ways to hold institutions to account and accelerate action to avoid the worst impacts of a hotter planet.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jun 15, 2022
Net-zero Picasso: Museums rethink art shows to cut climate impact
While there is little museums can do to reduce the carbon footprint made by the air travel of tourists, they can cut back on the flights a Warhol or Picasso makes.
Japan Times
May 5, 2022
Can Europe survive without Russian oil? Nuclear power may be key.
After agreeing to cut Russian gas, the EU has proposed a ban on Russian oil imports u2014 but this could further complicate energy security, as prices are spiking.


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