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Category Archives: International Perspective
“Japan is on a demographic collision course with an aging population and a declining birth rate. But around the country experiments are under way that may turn the burdens into benefits.” This post contains a 360 degree video. It’s shot … Continue reading
“Around noon on Jan. 4, 1961, after spending hours feeding mounds of government documents into an incinerator, three American Marines assigned to the embassy guard force in Havana turned their attention to a solemn task: lowering the American flag. . … Continue reading
Greece’s economic woes have been in the news quite a lot recently. “As it confronts creditors over its huge debts and how best to recover from a still-crippling downturn . . . Greece’s big creditors — other eurozone countries, the … Continue reading
France: “It’s been 15 years in the making but the Babayagas’ House, a name taken from Slavic mythology meaning ‘witch,’ has just been inaugurated in Montreuil, on the east side of Paris. It’s a self-managed social housing project devised and … Continue reading
“In his home in Lahore, Pakistan, Saleem Khan holds up his late father’s violin. There are no strings, the wood is scratched and the bridge is missing. ‘There was a time when people used to come to Lahore from … Continue reading
“‘I remember waiting to board a ferry in Southampton in July last summer,’ says Christine. ‘I spotted a petite elderly woman on a huge Harley Davidson bike in front of mine with a sticker across the back that said: “I’m … Continue reading
The Netherlands: “Six Dutch students have chosen to live in a yellow-brick home in Deventer in the eastern Netherlands as part of a unique project that benefits everyone. The university students pay no rent and in exchange spend at least … Continue reading
Twenty-something architects María García Mendez and Gonzalo Navarrete in Spain envision a different way of living: “It’s like up-cycling the neighborhood — connecting existing resources to make them work,” García explains. ” For example, all this workforce that’s unemployed, … Continue reading
From NPR: “A decade from now, about 2025, experts predict that China’s population will peak — reaching as high as 1.4 billion — and begin to steadily decline. Some of them are predicting that a shrinking, aging population could lead … Continue reading