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BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 18, 2016
Takata may consolidate European plant air bag output, cut jobs abroad
Takata Corp. may consolidate its air bag production in Europe and cut jobs overseas under restructuring to recover from a global recall crisis involving its faulty inflators, sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Feb 17, 2016
Time to recall FDR's words
The U.S and Europe must avoid becoming monsters in their efforts to defeat a monster.
Feb 17, 2016
Refugees, jihad and the specter of terrorism
The Mediterranean holds the key to Europe's security, yet little attention is being paid to shoring up the continent's southern flank.
Japan Times
Jan 31, 2016
EU welfare states under siege
If freedom of movement within Europe is to be maintained — and if high inflows of non-EU citizens continue — European welfare states face a stark choice: adjust or collapse.
Jan 26, 2016
Europe's problem: location, location, location
Europe is in the wrong place at the wrong time. And the consequences may rip it apart.
Jan 25, 2016
'Illiberal democracies' trod a dangerous path
Instead of describing Europe's new authoritarian leaders as 'illiberal' we should be calling them what they really are: 'undemocratic.'
Japan Times
Jan 11, 2016
Make 2016 a better year for migrants
Dealing with the refugee crisis will be a profound test of the civic health of democratic societies worldwide.
Jan 4, 2016
Russia and Ukraine are finally breaking up
The ongoing political and economic separation of Russia and Ukraine will likely be completed this year.
Dec 29, 2015
Germany is right to flout Russia sanctions
Germany has rallied Europe in support of Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia, but has been less diligent in their implementation.
Japan Times
Dec 23, 2015
The role of patriotism in the age of globalization
Mainstream parties must reclaim the mantle of patriotism and redefine the national interest accordingly. In today's world, the national interest lies in managing openness — not in throwing it away.
Japan Times
Dec 14, 2015
Europe has plenty of its own Donald Trumps
Populist bigotry about Muslims has already mainstreamed in Europe. Europeans haven't been outraged enough about that.
Dec 11, 2015
Japan again among worst performers in climate protection effort index
Japan ranks among the worst performers in an index comparing the emissions of 58 countries and measures to protect the climate, far below other major emitters like the United States and India, according to a report by Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 10, 2015
Greece starts moving stranded migrants to Athens
Greek police rounded up some 2,300 migrants who had been stranded for three weeks at the border with Macedonia and transported them to Athens on Wednesday, dashing their hopes of seeking asylum in Northern Europe.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 7, 2015
Afghan brain drain threatens to cause severe economic damage
Afghan software entrepreneur Farshid Ghyasi, chief executive of the Netlinks company, is struggling to keep his best employees, as more plan to join a wave of migrants leaving for Europe that risks causing long-term damage to the country and its economy.
Japan Times
Dec 4, 2015
Why is the U.S. adding Montenegro to NATO?
NATO originally was created to act as a firebreak to war. Current U.S. policy threatens to turn it into a transmission belt of war.
Dec 1, 2015
Terrorists among EU-bound Syrian refugees, Assad tells Czech TV
There are terrorists among the Syrian refugees making their way to Europe, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Czech Television in an interview, excerpts of which were broadcast on Monday.
Nov 27, 2015
Sex and drugs on the road to jihad in Paris
Jobs and education programs for young people in poor neighborhoods would help put Islamic State out of business in Europe.
Japan Times
Nov 4, 2015
Volkswagen faces new €2 billion hit as 800,000 more cars are tied to emissions woes
Volkswagen AG said an internal probe in the wake of the diesel scandal that has engulfed the company for the past six weeks showed irregularities on an additional 800,000 cars, deepening a crisis that has already cost long-time Chief Executive Officer Martin Winterkorn his job, depressed the stock price...
Nov 2, 2015
EU agency declares bugs fine for feasting on
Houseflies, crickets and silkworms can be safe, nutritious and serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to chicken, beef or pork, researchers say.
Sep 25, 2015
Japan to provide ¥480 million in aid for Syrian refugee crisis
The Foreign Ministry said Friday that Japan will provide via international organizations approximately ¥480 million ($4 million) in emergency aid to Lebanon and some European countries affected by the influx of migrants and refugees.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world