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NATIONALITY

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.

REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

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?

SOCIAL BUSINESS

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?

FINISHING TOUCHES

Smoothing one's complexion, accentuating the eyes and painting one’s lips: These activities have an almost automatic rejuvenating effect. Women have used cosmetics since ancient times. Are they used in the hope of achieving a beautiful transformation? It seems there is much more to makeup than that.

BRAIN

The brain is sometimes described as humanity's final frontier. How does the human brain contemplate and remember things? The workings of the brain are not well understood. Today, the world's top neuroscientists are trying to unravel the secrets of the human brain.

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NATIONALITY

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.

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ICHIRO MIZUKI: Anime song vocalist could be most famous Japanese...

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Roughly 1,000 people filled the cultural center in Iga, Mie Prefecture, to hear an artist who has struggled in relative obscurity in Japan but is perhaps the most famous Japanese voice overseas.

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Eurasia: As China’s rise reshapes continent, Japan has a...

January 10, 2014

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GAMARJOBAT: Japanese pantomime duo spreads laughter around the...

December 06, 2013

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...