How Japan Can Finally Say “No”
In 1990, the controversial right-wing Governor of Tokyo, Ishihara Shintaro, published “The Japan That Can Say No: Why Japan Will Be First Among Equals”. Nearly 20 years later, many Japanese are still pondering if or when Japan can “say no” to the United States, the target of Ishihara’s book. Since the end of World War II (WWII), Japan has worked closely with the United States on issues of East Asian security.UAE Reevaluates Issues of Freehold Property Visas
Acumen finally seems to have entered the minds of UAE’s Federal Government officials who recently have started to consider the issuance of freehold property visas. This news was revealed of late by a top Dubai government official who said that introduction of residence visas on foreign property ownership in various emirates of the UAE was under serious consideration.The Subtle Differences – Charity & Generosity
One would think that the UK and the USA are very similar: after all, we speak the same language, we’re both influenced by the same cultural icons, references, films and shows and we’ve both been world leaders in recent history. Yet, you really have to live in both places to realize that the UK and the USA really are two very different places, with very different citizens, societies, governments and cultures.Is Iran’s Ahmadinejad For Real?
I was transfixed and hopeful when I heard the news yesterday that Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was preparing a proposal to begin “a fresh start with the West.” Apparently, however, the forthcoming proposal may not adequately address Iran’s uranium enrichment program. That quickly turned my hope to solid skepticism.China Says it Will Provide Its People Basic Healthcare – What About Smog Masks Too?
The Chinese Government has said that it will provide universal health care to all its 1.3 Billion People. Now, obviously this is not entirely so, and it will be nothing compared to those socialist nations that have such healthcare systems. Instead China promises to provide basic health needs, and even this has got many shaking their heads.