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EUROPE

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 7, 2016
The Islamic State group's European strategy
Europe needs its democracies to unite around a common strategy to defend against manifold security challenges.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 1, 2016
Time to revive arms control efforts in Europe
The West must be united in seeking to avoid an upward spiral of antagonism and confrontation with Russia.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 29, 2016
Silly burkini ban's serious reason
Criticisms of France's strict assimilation policy ignore the equally apparent failures of politically correct approaches intended to create a society in which 'everyone feels they have a stake.'
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 25, 2016
Denmark's nice, but Danes live better in U.S.
The fact that Scandinavian-Americans enjoy far higher living standards than their relatives in Europe raises questions about the alleged superiority of Nordic socialism.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Aug 18, 2016
Greece plans new migrant facilities to ease strains on crowded isle centers
Greece plans to reduce overcrowding at migrant camps on its islands, a government official said on Wednesday, to ease growing tensions and improve conditions that campaigners have called "disgraceful.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 15, 2016
Airing the IMF's dirty laundry
The IMF's role in Europe's post-2008 crisis shows why it needs an independent management team that can make decisions free of political interference.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 2, 2016
Time Europe doubled down on energy efficiency
Energy efficiency around the world is increasing at roughly 1.5 percent per year, but global energy consumption is rising at around 3 percent annually.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Aug 1, 2016
July saw over 120 migrant bodies wash up on shores of Libya's Sabratha
More than 120 bodies of migrants who died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe have washed up around Sabratha in western Libya this month, the city's mayor said on Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 15, 2016
Terrorism a topic at first meeting of Asian and European leaders since Brexit
Leaders gather in Ulaan Baatar to discuss challenges from terrorism and tensions in the South China Sea to the Brexit fallout.
WORLD
Jul 12, 2016
EU migrant influx has been easing since April
The number of illegal migrants entering Europe has fallen since April after the European Union sealed a deal with Turkey to halt flows across the Aegean Sea, the border agency said, and Italy has become the new front line for refugees, mostly from Libya.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 12, 2016
Risk of war returns to Europe
Europe remains home to more than half the world's nuclear weapons, and a growing number of experts believe that the risk of a third major war there is increasing.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 1, 2016
The WWI battle that continues to haunt Europe
The most important battle of the war that spawned our modern era began on July 1, 1916.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 29, 2016
Britain, not the European Union, will survive
After Brexit, Europe could finally emerge as a strong international actor, but sadly the political will to achieve such an outcome is unlikely to emerge.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Jun 22, 2016
Views from Tokyo: Should Britain vote to leave the EU?
People out and about in Tokyo offer their thoughts on the 'Brexit' referendum being held in the U.K.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 3, 2016
Must U.S. satisfy NATO's paranoid members?
The only way to get Europeans to make a more meaningful military contribution is to turn responsibility for their defense over to them. Washington should stop taking care of NATO.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
May 25, 2016
Greece begins slow process of moving migrants south from squalid Macedonia border camp
Greece sent in police and bulldozers on Tuesday to knock down tents and relocate hundreds of migrants who had been stranded for months in a squalid makeshift camp on the border with Macedonia.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 1, 2016
Abe leaves for Europe, Russia visits ahead of G-7 summit
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe departs for a weeklong tour of Europe and Russia to lay the groundwork for the G-7 summit he will host later this month.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 28, 2016
Abe to take in Russia in weeklong visit to Europe
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Britain and Russia from Sunday to May 7 for talks with their leaders, the Japanese government said Thursday.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 25, 2016
Making the case against helicopter money
With the European Central Bank's expansionary policies having failed to push inflation rates back up to the authorities' target of 'below but close to 2 percent,' some economists are now advocating 'helicopter drops.'
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Apr 22, 2016
Kawaguchi developed unique training skills overseas
Masafumi Kawaguchi is not interested in the past. Not even in his brilliant American football career.

Longform

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