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Kevin Rafferty

For Kevin Rafferty's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

/ Nov 12, 2013

Where is the global leadership?

Where are the clear thinkers who can dream of a plan to fix a broken global economic system, and where are the practical politicians who dare to try to shape a new world

/ Oct 10, 2013

Past a papal-centric church

Pope Francis is raising eyebrows by criticizing the Catholic Church's obsession with "small-minded rules" and narrow issues as well as its heretofore Vatican-centric view.

/ Oct 6, 2013

The rich hit back at the poor

The economic divide between the haves and the have-nots may not be as wide in the United Kindom at it is in the United States, but it is growing dangerously.

/ Sep 15, 2013

Abe's 2020 vision challenged

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared that the Olympics would put Tokyo "at the center of the world." But the real question is: Will Japan use the Olympics to join the real world