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Around the World in 30 Days -- July 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

This month, I continued my conversations with leaders from around the world on today's pressing issues in education -- from the challenges of graduates seeking jobs to the psychological burden of bullying to the Japanese academic community's protests for peace.

Terrorist Killings Illustrate Why Japan Must Join the World and Defend Itself

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.18.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

The tragic killing of the two hostages reinforced domestic concerns over Japanese rearmament. If they want to reinforce their (recent) pacifist heritage, so be it. But they should not then expect Washington to protect them. Serious countries defend themselves. They don't turn their futures over to other nations to save a little money.

U.S. Should Close Bases on Okinawa: Bring Troops Home and Let Japanese Defend Japan

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.25.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

The U.S. is over-burdened militarily and effectively bankrupt financially, but Washington is determined to preserve every base and deployment, no matter how archaic -- such as the many military facilities in Okinawa.

Japan Prepares For North Korea Missile Launch (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Japan's military has begun to ready itself for a threatening North Korea missile launch, reports AP. On Friday the government ordered two missile-equ...