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( 4 mins read ) Ministerial talks in London failed to yield an agreement, but Japan and the UK appear to be close to a draft free trade agreement (FTA) to govern their trading relationship after Brexit. The terms of
( 4 mins read ) A South Korean court is preparing to sell assets seized from Nippon Steel in order to compensate former forced laborers and their descendants. While the sale could take time, Japan has promised dramatic retaliation if
( 6 mins read ) Prefectural governments have moved to impose new restrictions as Covid-19 cases have continued to rise across the country. While the Abe government’s medical advisory panel has warned that without action a significant spike that threatens
( 6 mins read ) HONG KONG: Election officials ban opposition candidates from LegCo elections Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam met with ministers on 28 July to discuss postponing Legislative Council (LegCo) elections scheduled for 6 September. The ostensible
( 5 mins read ) Nine prefectures reported record-high numbers of new cases on Wednesday, 29 July, as the number of new daily cases nationwide exceeded 1,000 for the first time. Neither prefectural governments nor the national government wants to
( 3 mins read ) After months of denying that it had any cases of Covid-19 in the country, the North Korean government convened an emergency meeting on Saturday, 28 July to announce that it would introduce an elevated state
( 3 mins read ) The Abe administration’s “Go To Travel” domestic tourism campaign will begin as planned on Wednesday, 22 July amid widespread controversy over whether the government should be promoting tourism when Japan’s largest cities are coping with
( 5 mins read ) The Abe government and the Tokyo metropolitan government have clashed over how to respond to the growing number of Covid-19 confirmed cases, centered mainly in Tokyo. The national government may be willing to consider some
( 5 mins read ) The Abe government has unveiled drafts for key documents that will guide its efforts to adapt to the “new normal.” The main ideas – digital transformation, innovation, and greater labor and social flexibility – are
[email protected]'s account in AN EMPIRE ON THE EDGE of chain of Ponzi finance stretching from Fukien province to Boston via Guangzhou, Bengal, and London that led to tea party and revolution is wonderfully written and fills a major gap in understanding why the revolution happened.
A 1948 Japanese map of the American Civil War.
The numbered places demarcate major battles and significant sites in a roughly chronological fashion.
Without a legend or even state lines, though, the map is exceedingly difficult to read.
I guess today would be a good day to mention that I have a new book coming out in a month.
I'm sorry, but you do not belong in the #UK. #France - or several other countries you might travel through to get to the British Isles - are safe... https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/if-they-stop-us-ill-drown-myself-refugees-pushed-to-the-brink-in-calais-lmhfg89b0
"Starting Aug. 21, all US military personnel will be required to undergo coronavirus testing before departing for South Korea, a US military newspaper reported Friday." @TheKoreaHerald http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200811000939
Excited about this. Few sci-fi writers have their pulse on the zeitgeist like @NB_Chris.
I wrote the book during a year of three major personal life events, the full spectrum of grief and joy, and that intensity of feeling probably shows up in the book.
[email protected] Editorial Board: "As a Peterson Institute for International Economics report explained last month, “the market for capital is global. Shutting out Chinese firms from listing in the United States would not deny these firms access to US capital.”"
The headline and the accompanying image are great but it's amusing watching Brexit Britain to relearn what trade negotiations are like.
👏 Bravo @BBCNews 👏
My new book FAILED STATE is out today from @HarperVoyagerUS. It's the story of people trying to build a better future from the ruins of the nation they broke—and a lawyer trying to play competing factions against each other in a gamble to save his own skin
Is a successful contact tracing app possible? These countries think so. https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/08/10/1006174/covid-contract-tracing-app-germany-ireland-success/