Much more must be done to keep teachers in South Africa.
Policy needs to focus on making the teaching profession stable and more appealing. South Africa must ensure its locally trained teachers have more reason to stay in the country.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Support for asserting Japan's military might in response to threats from North Korea and China may destabilize the region.
The ageing population is one factor in increasing numbers of people living alone, and innovative and inclusive responses are needed.
Living and dying alone presents many challenges for cities, and we'll need more than technology to meet these. Only an inclusive, innovative response can deliver the essential element of human care.
Visitors look at digital light effects by Japan based digital art group teamLab during a Taiwan art exhibition in February 2017.
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How culture can inform technological innovations.
They may not be co-ordinated, nor linked in any way. But two events in Asia over the next week will help define Australia’s political and security environment for the next period. First is the convening…
British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro listens to a question during a press conference at his home in London on Oct. 5, 2017.
Alastair Grant/AP Photo
After learning of Ishiguro's Nobel win, a literature professor recalls her 2006 interview with the writer in a London cafe.
How did a man once suspected of dubious far-right sympathies end up on the threshold of a record third term?
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un called Trump a ‘dotard.’
KCNA via Reuters
The latest salvo of insults and threats between President Trump and North Korea's Kim brought the region a little bit closer to war. China, North Korea's closest trading partner, may be the only way out.
Japan's security is based on the guarantee that America will protect it, come what may – but that guarantee may no longer be reliable.
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In this episode of Change Agents, Andrew Dodd speaks with Darren Kindleysides and Don Rothwell on how Australia won a case against Japan's whaling activities at the International Court of Justice.
Assumptions, authoritarianism and errors are just a few of the ways in which the world could be confronted by a nuclear disaster, physicist and disarmament expert MV Ramana suggests in his book reviews.
A nuclear physicist and disarmament expert recommends reading on nuclear disasters, weapons, authoritarianism and climate change.
The news of an exchange of threats between the U.S. and North Korea is reported in Tokyo on Aug. 9, 2017.
AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi
The most viable nonmilitary solution to the standoff with North Korea is to get China to apply pressure. But that's not so easy.
Sometimes 'stuff' isn't just stuff.
Australian women are having two or fewer babies over their life-course.
Australia will be left behind without adequate planning and preparation on fertility issues.
Detail from Katsushika Hokusai, The great wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki namiura), (1830–34), from the Thirty-six views of Mt Fuji (Fugaku-sanjū-rokkei)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1909 (426-2)
Hokusai's Great Wave is the enduring image of Japanese art. Less well known is the story of its primary pigment - Prussian blue - which was created in a lab accident in Berlin and sparked 'blue fever' in Europe.
SMEs are crucial to the UK’s economic well-being.
SMEs make up 99.9% of all businesses in the UK – boosting their productivity could add billions to the post-Brexit economy.
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The Japanese sex-toy market for men includes a curious category of objects: pillows. These "bodies" create a paradoxal link between desire and sleep.
Protests at the Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, against the US withdrawal from the Paris climate change deal.
An expert report shows that the G20 countries are using their energy more efficiently. But there is still a long way to go.
On the left, Katsushika Hokusai’s ‘The Manifestation of the Peak’ (1834); on the right, Wright’s rendering of the Huntington Hartford Resort project (1947)
© The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ
When the young Wright moved to Chicago to work for the architect Joseph Silsbee, he was introduced to Japanese prints. It changed his career, and very possibly the course of American architecture.
One of Japan’s biggest food trends right now is Bulgarian yoghurt.
City foodsters/Kakigōri Kanna/Flickr
How a simple bacterium traveled across time and space to become Japan's latest food fad.