Japan

After sexual harassment row, a #MeToo moment for Japan?

TOKYO: A firestorm in Japan over allegations of sexual harassment by the top finance ministry official is raising the possibility that the country could finally be having its #MeToo moment. The international movement against sexual assault and harassment has brought down movie moguls, media stars ...

Irish drugmaker Shire facing potential US$60b bidding war

LONDON: Ireland's Shire Pharmaceuticals on Thursday (Apr 19) faced the prospect of a bidding war after rejecting a US$60-billion takeover from Japan's Takeda, as Botox manufacturer Allergan revealed it was mulling an offer. Shire, which is based in Dublin but listed in London, said in a statement ...

The Great, the Good, and the ugly

Fisherman on the rocks at Sanxiantai.Will you have the power of love or the love of power? The ugly stain of authoritarian Christianity has answered that it will have the latter, and impose it on everyone. Spreading out of the US to plague countries far from its borders with its insensate hatred, in...