This week, Vladmir Putin, President of Russia, gave an interview with a pool of international journalists, in which he said that the policy of sanctions towards Cuba only worked to punish the Cubans, and that Obama was on the right path.
Yesterday's elections in France gave the victory to Emmanuel Macron, with 65.5% of the votes, transforming him into the youngest president in the history of the European country.
It just came to light that the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier was actually sailing in the opposite direction. But it is now heading to the Sea of Japan and should arrive sometime next week.
During a meeting Tuesday, the Japanese prime minister told the vice president of the United States that he supported the stance taken by the US to keep all options open for countering threats posed by North Korea. But not much can be done without the support of China.
From Japanese calligraphy to fans dressed as their favorite anime, the spring celebration had a wide array of events for people to enjoy!
A trip back to a time of truth, goodness, and beauty while celebrating the Cherry Blossom Festival.
“Disaggregation” is not a word that rolls off the tongue easily. But the concept of separating a whole into its distinct parts is one that we should embrace when it comes to statistics about minorities.
The time when it was sufficient to break out data by simple race or ethnicity segments has past. Demographics and new sociological and scientific understanding about the people that make up the broad categories of black, Asian and Hispanic tell us that these labels are becoming increasingly blunt instruments when we look at public health and education policy.
Es difícil recordar ahora que en los años 80 Japón
contaba con la economía más admirada del mundo. Alcanzaría, pensaba todo el
mundo, el más alto estándar de vida y sería pionera de las más ingeniosas
tecnologías. En la actualidad, todo lo que oímos son advertencias para no
repetir los errores de Japón, que resultaron en una "década perdida" de
crecimiento económico. Los pecados mortales de Japón, se nos dice, fueron
escatimar el "estímulo" económico y permitir una "deflación" (la caída de
precios) paralizante. La gente postergó las compras esperando que los precios
cayeran aún más. Ésa es la opinión generalizada —y es incorrecta.