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Do You Have a Flag? Sino-Japanese Relations In Potentially Hot Water

East Asia experienced a series of rapid-fire international relations conundrums over the weekend on the uninhabited islands trailing off from Okinawa in the South China Sea. The Japanese national government, spearheaded by the governor of Tokyo, made a move that upset the Chinese so much that a small group of nationalists made an excursion out to the islands in order to express their grievances.… [Read more]

HIV/AIDS Prevention: Back to the Basics for Japan?

Since HIV/AIDS hit the surface of public consciousness in the 1980s, it has been frequently discussed and impressed upon the psyche of more than a generation’s worth of young people worldwide. As a member of this 1980s generation, I knew it was a problem that lurked about us, but I was at a loss for how to define or describe it.[Read more]

Proper Etiquette of Japan

Oftentimes when travelers are asked what they think about Japan, the one word that comes up time and time again is “polite.” As a whole the people of Japan are known to be gracious and polite, yet they live and work in heavily populated areas which, in other countries, usually creates a recipe for contention and aggressiveness.… [Read more]

How Is COVID-19 Affecting Sexual Healthcare?

It’s been several months since the first recorded case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported. In this time, the healthcare industry has been put into overdrive as essential workers try to take care of those infected by the virus. This also means that other health concerns, such as sexual health, have had to be put on the backburner.… [Read more]

The Benefits of Being a Culturally-Conscious Traveler

When you’re traveling, there are a lot of things to consider. Of course, you’ll need to deal with logistical factors such as airfare, visas, and currency exchange rates, but that’s just the beginning. You’ll also need to be ready to interact with new people, places, and cultures that are vastly different from your own.

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To many travelers, especially those who have never left the U.S.,… [Read more]

How Healthcare for All Views Alternative Medicine

From acupuncture to herbal supplements, alternative medicine is on the rise in the United States. Americans spend $34 billion out-of-pocket on alternative treatments per year and nearly 40 percent of American adults are using alternative therapies.

Despite the fact that most alternative treatments are not covered by insurance, these practices are here to stay. As study after study validates their promises, alternative therapies are making their way into conventional hospitals and medical school curriculums. … [Read more]

Humans Are Endangering the Whale Population

Mankind has always been fascinated by the beauty and wonder of the mighty whale, especially since the publication of Herman Melville’s classic about the Moby Dick, a sperm whale on a mission of revenge. Yet the very reason Melville was able to write his masterpiece of suspense was the very reason that he was among other seafarers hunting the great beast for its whale oil to be used in lamps.… [Read more]

What’s Needed for More Economic Growth in America’s Future?

While the American economy has rebounded strongly from the 2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession that followed, economic growth has remained below the long-term trend since World War II. This slower growth has a direct impact on family economics and the country as a whole. Economists, including those who study government spending have studied a variety of ways to boost economic growth.… [Read more]

Are You Working Yourself to Death?

In 1969 a 29-year old Japanese man who worked in the shipping department of Japan’s largest newspaper died from a stress-related stroke. His death is now considered the first known case of karoshiin the world. Karoshi translates as “death from overwork.” We’re talking stroke, heart-attack, internal hemorrhaging, and other stress-induced conditions that besiege the over-worked, over-pressured employees of the world.… [Read more]

Cash to Stay Afloat: Minimize the Effects of a Natural Disaster on Your Business

One out of four businesses that are hit with a natural disaster never opens again. Natural disasters are becoming more common. In 1975, approximately 100 natural disasters were reported, according to the International Disaster Database. By 2010, there were nearly 500 disasters reported. Simply put, if a company wants to stay in business after a disaster, it needs to have safeguards in place to mitigate the risk.… [Read more]