Category Archives: International

Negative Debt Pile Swells By $1 Trillion as Trade Clouds Gather

Bond investors are looking pretty pessimistic on growth. As the U.S. and China move closer to a trade war and the European Central Bank prolongs stimulative rates, traders are piling into the safety of government debt and enlarging the stock of bonds with below-zero yields. In just six days through — Read on finance.yahoo.com/news/negative-debt-pile-swells-1-121743703.html

CEO Of Non-profit Shelter That Called Police On Senator For Trying To Visit Detained Children Paid $770,860

Critics are questioning why the CEO of a Texas nonprofit children’s shelter that called police on Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley for trying to enter the facility, where detained immigrant children are held, is being paid as much as $770,860 a year. The Southwest Key Programs (SKP) center in Brownsville — Read on www.yahoo.com/news/ceo-non-profit-shelter-called-144903701.html

MAN vs EARTH – YouTube

Please watch Prince Ea’s thoughtful wakeup call for us humans to actively do our part to survive to the “4th second”. The “4th second” is in reference to a hypothetical geological clock which compares the age of the Earth (24 hours) to the amount of time modern humans have inhabited the planet (3 seconds). What […]

Alice in Wonderland 2018 Summer All-Japan Tour

It is a pleasure to announce the 2018 All-Japan Summer Tour of the KAAT dance production of Alice in Wonderland. If you couldn’t attend the performances at the KAAT theater in Yokohama last year, there are more chances to see it on tour this summer, possibly at a location near you! Last year, at the age […]

Dalio: Odds increasing for wars

Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates founder, recently posted that he is becoming more pessimistic about economic relations between the U.S. and China. Dalio wrote that current geopolitical developments cause him to believe that the probability of trade and other types of wars has increased substantially.   Source: Dalio: Odds increasing for trade wars and ‘possibly even shooting […]

Asia’s Booming Pod Hotel Market

  Capsule hotels, once thought the domain of overworked underpaid Japanese salarymen, have exploded across Asia. Creative designs for small sleeping spaces have attracted a broad spectrum of customers from young creatives to high-end business travelers. Source: Asia’s Booming Pod Hotel Market Projected To Reach $226M — Why Are Travelers Downsizing?

This Tiny Country Feeds the World

The Netherlands, at only 1/270th the size of the US, is the world’s second largest food exporter by value…behind only the US. How did they do this? It’s all about the efficiency. Source: This Tiny Country Feeds the World

Agribusiness Goes High-Tech

Silicon Valley is digging around for new startups to grow and is betting the farm that high-tech agribusiness won’t be small potatoes for long.  Big data and AI are being applied in more and more ways to better understand how we can improve agricultural systems around the world. Source: Agribusiness Gets Less Hands-on and More High-Tech […]

MARIA Featured as FMG Agency’s Top Teen Talent in Audition Magazine

Tokyo, Japan:  Rising teen actress, MARIA (first from right), was prominently featured on the FMG Talent Agency’s promotion page in Audition Magazine.   Maria recently appeared as the struggling hurdler in Mrs. Green Apple’s music video, “In The Morning.”  The “In The Morning” CD/DVD album, released by Universal Music in late 2016, is available for sale across Japan and […]

Artificial intelligence beats humans for the first time in poker | The Japan Times

In a high stakes battle for world dominance, artificial intelligence has finally bested humans in the game thought to be our last hope for supremacy:  poker. Source: Artificial intelligence beats humans for the first time in poker | The Japan Times