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ENVIRONMENT

Grocery Shopping Amid Radiation Concerns in Japan

A visit to a grocery store means navigating thousands of products to find those that we want to purchase. Checking the provenance and safety of…
DEMOCRACY

Trolls for Sale in the World’s Social Media Capital

Following shocking revelations in the wake of the Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s election, the terms “fake news factories” and “troll armies” entered the global…
ENVIRONMENT

Food Safety, Political Legitimacy, and Community in China

“Good food”—food that nourishes communities and sustains healthy ecologies—has been at the center of social movements around the world over the past four decades. The…
ENVIRONMENT

Renewable Energy Is Not Always Sustainable in Southeast Asia

Energy has been in the global spotlight for some time, including in the fast-growing economies of Southeast Asia. While governments and media showcase the steps…
CITIES

The Science and Sensibilities of Smart Cities

As the science around smart cities becomes ever more sophisticated, the sensibilities of their inhabitants may yet be increasingly offended. Whereas cameras with real-time facial…
ENVIRONMENT

Depopulation Dividend for a Shrinking Japan

Japan is experiencing dramatic demographic change due to rapid aging and, since 2008, depopulation. Conventionally, these are considered to be economic “problems” to be “solved,”…
INDUSTRY

The Human Face of Factory Automation

The Copenhagen Fashion Summit is an annual event that takes a critical look at the apparel industry’s sustainability. The 2018 event, held on May 15-16,…
INCLUSIVENESS

How Can Asia Boost Philanthropy?

Personal wealth in Asia is not only at an all-time high; it continues to grow at an unprecedented pace. Asia accounts for 30% of the…
INCLUSIVENESS

Shifting Mores, Stagnant Laws: Fertility Politics in East Asia

Earlier this year, Mitsutoki Shigeta, a 28-year-old unmarried, wealthy Japanese man, gained custody of his 13 surrogate children in Thailand, having gained custody of three…
TRADE

Low-End Globalization: How China Is Developing the Developing World

When most people think of globalization, they think of Apple, Samsung, McDonald’s, Huawei—vast corporations with globally recognized brands. Yet many people experience globalization not through…
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