Category Archives: World Cultures and Customs

City skyline in India, reflecting India’s economic growth

India’s Economic Growth Continues and Becomes Sixth-Largest in World, Surpassing France

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India’s Economic Growth Continues and Becomes Sixth-Largest in World, Surpassing France According to the World Bank’s data for 2017, India’s economic growth has now pushed the country forward to become the world’s sixth-largest economy. With a 2017 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $2.597 trillion, India’s…

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Japan flag on flagpole against blue sky Japan to Create New Work Permit Labor Reform Law

Japan’s Labor Reform Law Helps Corporate Japan Rethink Work Styles

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Japan’s Labor Reform Law Helps Corporate Japan Rethink Work Styles The government of Japan introduced a labor reform law in June. The law will change Japanese working behaviors that are detrimental to workers and their health. Several high profile examples of workers harmed by overworking…

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EU Flags on flagpoles flying in front of building, denotes residency rights

European Union Member States Must Recognize Residency Rights of Same Sex Spouses

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European Union Member States Must Recognize Residency Rights of Same Sex Spouses A new rule from the European Court of Justice, located in Luxembourg, requires European Union (EU) countries to recognize the residency rights of same sex spouses. The rule applies even if the countries…

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Japan flag on flagpole against blue sky Japan to Create New Work Permit Labor Reform Law

Japan Issuing New Work Permit to Attract More Foreign Workers

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Japan Issuing New Work Permit to Attract More Foreign Workers Japan’s government is planning to issue a new work permit in a bid to increase the number of foreign workers. The initiative will address the country’s severe labor shortage that is impacting several business sectors, especially…

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Singapore skyline at night, lion fountain streaming water into bay, named most livable city

Singapore Named Most Livable City in Asia

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Singapore Named Most Livable City in Asia Singapore has been named the most livable city in Asia and the 25th most livable city globally, according to Mercer’s 20th Annual Quality of Living survey. Mercer produces its annual survey in part to help multinational companies and organizations determine how…

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