African Trade: China battles Japan for investment in Africa

China-Africa trade in 2015 amounted to about $180 billion, which was nearly 7.5 times more than Japan-Africa trade. If these numbers grow because of the “race to Africa,” Africa will benefit. The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) was hosted in Nairobi, Kenya in August. There is some strong symbolism in its presence in Kenya, as it was […]

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News: Virgins are everywhere in Japan. Now the government is worried

Japan’s demographic challenges are well-known: It’s home to the world’s oldest population and has a shrinking birthrate and an astonishing number of single people. And it seems that, despite government efforts to incentivise marriage and child-rearing, things aren’t quite trending in the right direction. According to the Japan Times, a new survey of Japanese people ages 18 to 34 found […]

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