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Soy farming has seldom been synonymous with sustainability, but more farmers in Brazil are working to regenerate depleted land instead of expanding the agricultural frontier.
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability
Oct 5, 2023
Can Brazil's farmers grow more soy without deforestation?
Deforestation is fueling climate change impacts including harsher heat, drought and floods.
An aerial view of part of the 95,000-hectare Rio Preto-Jacunda State Nature Reserve, in Rondonia State, Brazil, after it was burned down, on Sept. 6.
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability
Sep 25, 2023
Arson turns Amazon reforestation project to ashes
A project that replanted trees in an illegally deforested nature reserve in Brazil was allegedly torched by land-grabbers.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during the launch of the "Energy Transition: Fuel for the Future" project at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on Sept. 14. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are scheduled to meet on Wednesday in New York.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 19, 2023
Conflicted ideas hinder Brazil's drive to revive 'soft power'
Dependence on China trade, off-the-cuff remarks about Russia and an outdated position on human rights derailing efforts
Brazil's President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva meets with then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow in May 2010.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 10, 2023
Lula says Putin can visit Brazil for G20 without fear of arrest
Russian leader Vladimir Putin, who is subject to an international arrest warrant over his invasion of Ukraine, skipped India’s G20 summit.
Police officers keep guard at a checkpoint near the site of the crash of a private jet linked to Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin in the Tver region, Russia, on Aug. 24.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 30, 2023
Russia will not probe Prigozhin crash under international rules
Prigozhin, two top lieutenants of his Wagner Group and four bodyguards were among 10 people who died when the Embraer Legacy 600 crashed north of Moscow.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva delivers a speech during a ceremony to celebrate World Environment Day at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on June 5.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 29, 2023
Brazilian President Lula finds favor in third-term comeback
Veteran leftist faced headwinds initially on his return to office, after a brutal, divisive election against far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his remarks during the 2023 BRICS Summit in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Aug 26, 2023
Bigger isn’t necessarily better for the future of BRICS
Shared grievances may bind them, but they are not enough to fuel concerted action to challenge the dominace of the West.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, during the 2023 BRICS summit in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
Aug 25, 2023
BRICS expansion to boost bloc’s clout, but political rifts remain
While expanding may be a step toward challenging the G7, experts have mixed views over whether the BRICS summit was a success.
(From left to right) Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Indian President Narendra Modi and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov on the closing day of the BRICS summit in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Aug 24, 2023
BRICS asks Saudi Arabia, Iran, other nations to join to add heft
More than 20 nations from the Global South had formally requested to join ahead of this week's summit.
Challenges to the U.S. dollar’s vital role in the world economic and financial system are often said to be imminent, but somehow never materialize.
Aug 23, 2023
A BRICS common currency is still a pipe dream
The greenback comprises just under 60% of global currency reserves, down from around 70% in 2000. Still that is well above any competitor.
Anderson Robson Barbosa, a 34-year-old Brazilian man, was charged in a Brazilian court over the murder of his wife and their daughter while living in Osaka Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 16, 2023
Man charged in Brazil for allegedly murdering family in Japan
The 34-year-old has been charged over the murder of his wife and child in Osaka, allegedly because he feared divorce.
The summit of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization, in Belem, Brazil, on Tuesday.
Aug 11, 2023
Despite 'weak' accord, Amazon summit calls for rich to pay up
The final joint statement demanded that developed countries make good on a promise to deliver $100 billion annually in climate financing.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida have agreed on Japan's visa exemption for Brazilian visitors during their summit in May.
Aug 10, 2023
Japan to give Brazilians visa-free entry for short stays
Japan will allow Brazilian tourists to visit the country on short stays without visas starting Sept. 30, the government said Thursday, creating a reciprocal entry exemption between the two nations following a summit earlier this year.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (left) and his minister of indigenous peoples, Sonia Guajajara, chat during the Amazon Summit IV Meeting of Presidents of States Parties to the Amazon Cooperation Treaty in Belem, Para State, Brazil, on Tuesday.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Aug 9, 2023
Brazil's Lula fosters regional unity in battle to save the Amazon
The Amazon Summit is taking place in Belem, the rainforest city slated to host the United Nations’ COP30 climate meetings in 2025.
A market in Kolkata, India. Developing nations are demanding control of their resources, in part by insisting on factories in their own countries.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 8, 2023
The Global South breaks away from the U.S.-led world order
Developing nations are demanding control over their resources and reordering relationship that date back to colonial times.
Ryuzaburo Mizuno, who was born in Brazil seven years after the Great Kanto Earthquake, holds a photo of his family.
Aug 7, 2023
A diaspora remembers the disaster that forged it
There is a significant Brazilian community in Japan, but 100 years ago a major disaster spurred the growth of a Japanese community in Brazil.
France's Eugenie Le Sommer (second from right) celebrates scoring the team's first goal against Brazil during their 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup group-stage game in Brisbane, Australia, on Saturday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 30, 2023
France leaves it late to reboot WWC hopes as Jamaica make history
France captain Wendie Renard headed in the winner seven minutes from time to earn a vital three points and leave Brazil's World Cup in peril.
Brazil midfielder Ary Borges celebrates her hat trick during the team's 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup opener against Panama in Adelaide, Australia, on Monday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 25, 2023
Brazil's Ary Borges outdoes Pele with emotional World Cup hat trick
The 23-year-old is the first Brazilian, man or woman, to score a hat trick in their World Cup debut, according to governing body FIFA.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 19, 2023
EU’s Latin America charm offensive hits a roadblock over Putin
Discussions this week highlighted challenges that Europe and the G7 will face, especially as the BRICS alliance grows in size and influence.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 15, 2023
Brazilian police arrest suspect in murder of wife and child in Osaka
The man had been placed on an international wanted list for allegedly killing his 29-year-old wife, Manami Aramaki, and their 3-year-old daughter at an apartment in Sakai.


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