(CNN)The long-term survival of the world's oldest monarchy will depend on a schoolboy when Japan's current emperor abdicates next week, reviving calls for an end to laws that bar women from the throne. Twelve-year-old Hisahito, son of Crown Prince Akishino, will become second-in-line to the Chrysanthemum Throne when Akishino's elder brother, Naruhito, inherits the crown from their father on May 1. Akishino will be first in line but is already 53. "The whole future of the Imperial family depends on one little boy -- that he will remain healthy and be willing to marry and have children with his wife," says Ben-Ami Shillony, a professor of Japanese at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Japan's Prince Hisahito with his parents, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, before attending the entrance ceremony at Ochanomizu University junior high school in Tokyo on April 8, 2019. Conservative and patriarchal Japan excludes women -- who make up 13 of the 18 members of the royal family … [Read more...] about Centuries ago, women ruled Japan. What changed?
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By Sherisse Pham, CNN Business Updated 1143 GMT (1943 HKT) April 17, 2019 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Hong Kong (CNN Business)Huawei is one of the biggest and most controversial tech companies on the planet. Its products are at the heart of a clash between the United States and China that is straining longstanding alliances and may define the future of the internet. The company started out small, selling cheap telephone switches in the 1980s in rural China. The story of how it grew into a business with annual revenue of more than $100 billion is one of naked ambition, government support and questionable business tactics. Huawei is now battling a US campaign that aims to shut the Chinese company's equipment out of the next generation of wireless networks, known as 5G. Ultra-fast 5G networks will be used to connect everything from mobile phones to self-driving cars. Mobile operators like the UK's Vodafone (VOD) and … [Read more...] about Wolf culture, state finance and bribery: Huawei’s rise to the top wasn’t pretty
Ben Railton is a professor of English Studies and coordinator of American Studies at Fitchburg State University. He writes the daily AmericanStudies blog and his work has appeared in HuffPost, Talking Points Memo, the Washington Post and the Saturday Evening Post, where he is a columnist. His most recent book is "We the People: The 500-Year Battle Over Who Is American." The views expressed here are his. Read more opinion on CNN. (CNN)Donald Trump's attack on four freshman Democratic congresswomen fits into a long tradition of people in power trying to define who is a real American—and an equally long tradition of resistance from those whom the powerful are trying to define out of the country. Ben Railton In his initial July 14th Twitter thread, Trump wrote that the congresswomen "come from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe," and then suggested that they "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they … [Read more...] about The 500-year battle over ‘who is American’ continues
Two-thirds of all so-called unauthorised immigrants in Europe live in just four member states, and by one count there are more illegals in the United Kingdom than any other EU nation, according to new research. Estimates of the number of illegals living in Europe in 2017, the most recent year for which figures are available, put the number at between 3.9 and 4.8 million people. Yet despite the freedom of movement between European nations, the vast majority — 70 per cent — of these illegals live in four countries, and half live in just two, Germany and the United Kingdom.Both nations share a roughly equivalent estimated number of illegals, with the higher-end estimate at 1.2 million apiece, yet the demographics of the two nations are quite different. While German illegal migrants are more likely to be recent arrivals and from the Middle East than average, in the UK they are more likely to be long-term illegals and from the Asia-Pacific region. UK Population Set to Hit … [Read more...] about Half of Europe’s Nearly Five Million Illegals Have Ended up in Just Two Countries, Germany And the UK
Rep. Joe WilsonAddison (Joe) Graves WilsonThe Hill Interview: Sanford says Trump GOP doing 'serious brand destruction' GOP lawmaker: 'Dangerous' abuse of Interpol by Russia, China, Venezuela Washington Post fact-checker gives Plame three Pinocchios for Libby claim MORE (R-S.C.) on Thursday warned that some “undemocratic regimes” are abusing Interpol by using the international police organization to go after political dissidents abroad.“The fact that countries like Russia, China and Venezuela abuse their access to the International Criminal Police Organization or Interpol to issue bogus notices with the express intent to repress dissent against their own undemocratic regimes is dangerous,” Wilson said at a hearing hosted by the U.S. Helsinki Commission, which monitors compliance of the 57 countries in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to promote human rights and U.S. national security.ADVERTISEMENTThe Interpol notice system allows any … [Read more...] about GOP lawmaker: ‘Dangerous’ abuse of Interpol by Russia, China, Venezuela