As the world has become globalized, the concept of citizenship is no longer fixed in stone. In some instances, children with parents of different nationalities are faced with the dilemma of having to choose only one for themselves. Refugees forced to flee from domestic or international conflicts may pledge allegiance to the country that grants them asylum. Some people will even spend small fortunes to acquire a new nationality. This series looks into what citizenship means for these people.
The world’s first baby conceived through in vitro fertilization was born 36 years ago in Britain, and reproductive medicine has assisted in the births of 5 million children around the world. How have such treatments contributed to society as the global population rises?
Instead of relying solely on donations and subsidies, new socially-conscious professional endeavors are driven mainly by aspirations to make the world a better place to live in. To what extent can they succeed in business terms?
IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--Three months after the Fukushima nuclear disaster unfurled in March 2011, business came to a standstill at chef Harutomo Hagi’s French restaurant here.
The Japanese archipelago lies opposite Eurasia, a huge region now morphing into one integrated economic sphere. How should Japan deal with this New Continentalism?
Editor’s Note: Gamarjobat, a wordless comedy double-act who perform around the world, will now appear in The Asahi Shimbun as our “silent supporters.” Their comedy videos, inspired by GLOBE feature stories, will be...