Shrinking ‘made-in-Japan’ work force sparks identity crisis, policy fight

Shrinking ‘made-in-Japan’ work force sparks identity crisis, policy fight

Special to WorldTribune.com Despite the widespread view that Japan is ethnically homogeneous, Professor John Lie argued in “Multiethnic Japan” (Harvard Press) that it is more accurate to describe Japan as a multiethnic society. Such claims have long been rejected by other sectors of Japanese society such as former Japanese Prime Minister Tarō Asō, who once […]

The Gaza blowup and prospects for a ‘three-state solution’

The Gaza blowup and prospects for a ‘three-state solution’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders The Israel-Arab peace effort is suddenly exploding. But whether all this movement will usher in the Trump Administration’s promise “of a peace of the century” is another question. After a year’s discussions led by Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the Administration Special Mideast representative, the president’s design is […]

A ‘nationalist’ White House resumes U.S. global leadership, including Latin America

A ‘nationalist’ White House resumes U.S. global leadership, including Latin America

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders After eight years of the Obama Administration’s whining, false modesty and general incompetence, President Donald K. Trump has backed into the U.S.’ logical if not inevitable role as world leader. [Aspirations for United Nations assumption of that responsibility are at best disappointing.] It is ironic, to say the […]

After the October outrages, here is my informed speculation about next week’s election

After the October outrages, here is my informed speculation about next week’s election

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders There is enormous potential importance to next week’s Mid-term elections; perhaps as much as the hype that has been given them by the media. The media — a majority of it seemingly highly anti-Trump, and their polls, given their recent poor performances, are not a lot of help […]

How China’s Communist Party and ethnic Han majority are erasing Muslim minorities

How China’s Communist Party and ethnic Han majority are erasing Muslim minorities

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders China has launched an aggressive defense of its policies in the far western territory of Xinjiang, home to about 12 million various Muslim minorities. An estimated 1 million Muslims are being held at “counterextremism centers” and millions more have been forced into “reeducation camps”. Uyghurs, a Central Asian […]

Pastor Brunson is free but persecution of Christians continues to rise, unchecked

Pastor Brunson is free but persecution of Christians continues to rise, unchecked

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Although Andrew Brunson called on President Trump in Washington after leaving Turkey in a U.S. military plane, worldwide persecution of Christians has reached an all time high. The former Christian missionary was arrested on bogus charges over alleged links to political groups, including the banned Gulenist movement after […]

President Trump tells UN the United States is back and champions each nation’s sovereignty

President Trump tells UN the United States is back and champions each nation’s sovereignty

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders While the United Nations remains crippled in so many ways as an effective international organization, it is the main forum for the expression of foreign policy issues among the nations. And in a detailed and outspoken message, President Trump on Sept. 25 used that forum to complete the […]

Lacking a catastrophic quake, California finds other ways to split from USA

Lacking a catastrophic quake, California finds other ways to split from USA

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders There always seemed to be the possibility that there could be a really big rumble along the San Andreas Fault and Hollywood, San Francisco’s hills and the wild northern California coast would slide into the Pacific. The state has had its Brown-outs with two governors, father and son, […]

Don’t look now but Donald Trump is winning the War of Ideas

Don’t look now but Donald Trump is winning the War of Ideas

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Don’t look now but Donald K. Trump has won his war with the traditional media and the Hollywood luminaries. In the process he has left the Democrats gasping for breath and searching for a missing program for action. It will take historians a while to figure out just […]

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