America’s ‘new’ China narrative: A wounded dragon

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Japan set to announce Fukushima treated water release timetable
The National Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations remains staunchly opposed to the water discharge from the Fukushima No. 1 plant.
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America’s ‘new’ China narrative: A wounded dragon
The new China narrative is really about the West, its lead in technologies, the free-market, wielding power and keeping all challengers at bay.
Navigating the notorious gauntlet of divorce in Japan
Everyone wishes for “happily ever after” no matter where you’re from, but Japan recorded 1,671 bicultural divorces in 2021.
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