Quick update to my recent story on Libya’s largest oil field shutting down — with reports yesterday suggesting that the Sharara field has once again gone offline following possible rebel activity along connecting pipelines. That’s a critical development for global crude […]
Spring Airlines, China’s first and largest budget airline, is continuing to blaze new trails in Asia. Its Japanese subsidiary, Spring Airlines Japan, is run by Wang Wei, son of legendary entrepreneur Wang Zhenghua, the airline’s founder who also started one […]
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Japan and South Korea have some of the highest life expectancies in the world — 83.3 years and 81.5 years respectively. However, they also have two of the highest suicide rates, especially among males. In 2013, male suicide rates were […]
It seems like the days of the PlayStation 3 console are finally over in Japan. Currently, you will find only one model of Sony PlayStation 3 in Japan: the charcoal black 500GB version. The Tokyo-based company seems to be killing it […]
When I warn about the fiscal and economic consequences of America’s poorly designed entitlement programs (as well as the impact of demographic changes), I regularly suggest that the United States is on a path to become Greece. Because of Greece’s […]
By 2040, Japan will rise as East Asia’s leading power. This is one of our most controversial forecasts at Geopolitical Futures. Our readers know that GPF is bearish on China. And while some may disagree on that point, they usually see that […]