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More Than 40% of Japanese Women May Never Have Children (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: More Than 40% of Japanese Women May Never Have Children By: Reed Stevenson Date: 9 August 2023  "An estimated 42% of adult Japanese women may end up never having children, the Nikkei newspaper reported, citing a soon-to-be-published estimate by a government research group. In a more optimistic scenario, a quarter of women born in 2005 may end up...

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Toyota claims battery breakthrough in potential boost for electric cars (Guardian)

Guardian title: Toyota claims battery breakthrough in potential boost for electric cars Guardian subtitle: Japanese firm believes it could make a solid-state battery with a range of 745 miles that charges in 10 minutes By: Rob Davies Date: 4 July 2023 “Toyota says it has made a technological breakthrough that will allow it to halve the weight, size and cost of...

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Biden’s industrial policy is missing a key ingredient: Allies (WaPo)

The Washington Post Opinion title: Biden’s industrial policy is missing a key ingredient: Allies By: the Editorial Board Date: 19 June 2023 "The era of unfettered free trade is over. There’s bipartisan sentiment in Washington to build what national security adviser Jake Sullivan has called a “new consensus” around “a modern industrial and innovation strategy.”...

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Russia may be devoured by its neighbours (Telegraph)

Telegraph title: Russia may be devoured by its neighbours Telegraph subtitle: Japan, China, Turkey and even Ukraine could lay claim to Moscow’s territories. Putin may reap what he has sown By: Svitlana Morenets, "a Ukrainian journalist and staff writer at the Spectator"Date: 31 May 2023 "Ukraine’s resistance to Putin’s invasion has demolished the idea of...

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Why Japanese couples aren’t having kids (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: Why Japanese couples aren’t having kids By: Kanoko Matsuyama Date: 6 March 2023 “Last week, Japan announced it had welcomed fewer than 800,000 babies in 2022, the lowest number since record-keeping began in 1899. The country has been trying to boost its birth rate for years. The government is increasing its lump sum payment to...

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China and Russia’s Strategic Problem (GPF)

GeoPolitical Futures title: China and Russia’s Strategic Problem By: George Friedman Date: 16 August 2022 "The war in Ukraine, now about 6 months old, is strategically important for a variety of reasons. If Russia defeats Ukraine and takes control of the country, its forces will be on the border of Eastern Europe. A Russian presence on Europe’s border would...

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