Dual Citizenship Controversies in Japan

Dual Citizenship Controversies in Japan

By: Kellina Heylek.

Over sixty countries ban or restrict dual citizenship, based on common law principles regarding allegiances to one’s nationality at birth. However, citizenship can be based both on the location of one’s birth as well as one’s parents’ nationality. Do these principles make sense in the new global economy?

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Reforming the Japanese Health Care System

Reforming the Japanese Health Care System

By: Angela Gamalski.

Japanese law requires the government operate its national heatlh care system in a sound manner. However, economists and medical professionals have argued that the Japanese health care system is failing, as the current insurance system will not support Japan's projected demographics. Now is the time for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to act on campaign promises and implement change.

Image credit: Japan Health Care College, by 禁樹なずな - available on Wikimedia.

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The Rise of Baby Hotels: An Analysis of Japan’s Child Care Crisis

The Rise of Baby Hotels: An Analysis of Japan’s Child Care Crisis

By Rebecca Bradley.

Child care is one of the biggest, and costliest, decisions parents must make. Today's blog post discusses the requirements the US federal and state governments place on child care providers. Then, the post discusses the child care issues in Japan and the rise in uncertified day care centers, also called "Baby Hotels."

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