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Japan's private schools fill a niche but at a cost

| Apr 17, 2017

Japan's private schools fill a niche but at a cost

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The saga of scandal-plagued, Osaka-based Moritomo Gakuen, which advocated a nationalist education, has thrown the spotlight on private educational institutions in Japan and how they are operated. While Japan's public elementary, junior high and high schools are often praised internationally for their quality, especially in ...

Japan breathes new life into regional, non-U.S. trade pact

| Jan 30, 2017

Japan breathes new life into regional, non-U.S. trade pact

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With U.S. President Donald Trump's formal decision to withdraw from the long controversial American-led Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, attention in the Asia-Pacific region is turning toward making renewed efforts to complete a separate multilateral trade agreement that excludes the U.S. — the Regional Comprehensive Economic ...