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The lap dancers who find it hard to leave

<b>Headlines about people being exploited in the sex trade are common, but even for those who actually choose to become escorts or lap dancers, it can be a hard industry to leave, writes Ben Miller.</b><p>Every day many thousands of people across the world say: "I quit."<p>There are numerous reasons people …

Human Rights, Security and the Rule of Law after Snowden [Audio]

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

China to 'clean up' instant messaging apps

<b>Chinese authorities have launched a campaign to "eliminate" malpractice on instant messaging services.</b><p>They allege that some people have used such services "to distribute illegal and harmful information, seriously undermining public interests".<p>China has said suspects arrested in recent anti-terror …

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Baby boomers becoming gray gang

As the last of Japan’s baby boomers turn 65 this year and retire, many are taking low-paid or voluntary work to get them out of the house — a trend …

Abe vows to get more women into workforce after dismal global ranking

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday told an audience of female business executives, both Japanese and foreign, that he is committed to increasing …

Spousal tax break targeted to get wives out of house

The government is considering cutting a tax benefit that critics say deters wives from seeking full-time employment, as part of efforts to spur the …

Aging Japanese-Brazilians facing challenges

Japanese who immigrated to Brazil many decades ago have overall been a success, but now as they move deep into their twilight years they are facing …

LSE Asia Forum 2014 - Welcome and introduction - Welcome and introduction [Audio]

LSE Asia Forum 2014 - Keynote Speech - Keynote Speech [Audio]

Nationalism, Internationalism and Cosmopolitanism: some lessons from modern Indian history [Audio]

Can China Lead? | Harvard Business School

Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying

Next week, President Obama is going to Asia, where he'll talk up a proposed deal to increase U.S. trade with that region.<p>If he succeeds, he could open up huge new markets for U.S. farmers and manufacturers, strengthen U.S. influence in Asia and set a path to greater prosperity.<p>At least, that's what …

Iitate farmer's cautionary tale translated

Kenichi Hasegawa is a man of conviction.<p>Unlike most of his fellow Fukushima farmers, Hasegawa never believed a word uttered by the “experts” who …

An American Century or an Asian Century? [Audio]

Innovation: transforming China's economic development - English [Audio]

A Most Masculine State: Gender, Politics and Religion in Saudi Arabia [Audio]

Bunny outfit rebuke costs Kanebo

Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. has settled a lawsuit in the Fukuoka High Court with a woman in her 60s who sued the company for forcing her to wear bunny …

Audible Impact – Episode 1 - Givers and Takers: The science of pro-social behaviour

Occasionally Japan's glass ceiling is smashed

Someday people will look back in astonishment at the way society treated women.<p>Women haven’t always been regarded as an inferior species. In …

Hitachi wins train order from Vietnam

Trump says China's ZTE to pay $1.3 billion fine to stay in businessPresident Donald Trump said the U.S. would allow Chinese …

Railway hopes 'love station' lures romantically inclined

In an attempt to lure romantically inclined visitors, the operator of a remote railway station in Tottori Prefecture held an event Sunday marking the …