Japan’s rocky road to gender parity

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Nov 14, 2020

Japan’s rocky road to gender parity

by Michael Hoffman

Japan’s road to gender parity is rocky and potholed. Aera magazine this month chronicles a stumbling, faltering journey. A young father takes a month’s paternity leave. A day care center staff member greets him warily: “We usually deal with the mother.” "Yes,” says the father, “but ...

U.S. urges Japan and South Korea to speak out on China

National / Politics Nov 14, 2020

U.S. urges Japan and South Korea to speak out on China

The United States on Friday urged Japan and South Korea to speak out against China's treatment of minority Muslims and its actions toward Hong Kong and Taiwan, despite their trading relationships with Beijing. The unusually blunt comments directed at close U.S. allies came from Marc ...

Harvard wins appeal on race but the battle is far from over

World Nov 13, 2020

Harvard wins appeal on race but the battle is far from over

Harvard University can continue to consider race in its admissions decisions, after a federal appeals court ruled that it isn’t intentionally discriminating against Asian Americans and the policy doesn’t violate the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston on Thursday ruled that race ...