Asia’s Chinese diaspora celebrates first post-Covid Lunar New Year even as inflation bites

Covid-19 remains a concern for some, even as many people spare no expense to celebrate while others mull cost-cutting measures for festivities. Retailers expect a boost as consumers snap up pre-Lunar New Year purchases even as some are caught between raising prices and absorbing them. Read More Here

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Japan’s Shift To War Footing

Throughout the Cold War, the United States and Japan focused on the threat from the Soviet Union, but with tensions increasing around Taiwan, Tokyo has turned to its south, adopting principles that former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushed for before his death.  Read More Here

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Japan’s Shocking Loss

Former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo was assassinated on July 8 as he gave a stump speech for this Sunday’s Upper House election in the western city of Nara. The shocking act not only marked the death of a towering national figure but triggered new concerns about the state of Japan’s democracy. Read More Here

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