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NIMBA-BUCHANAN RAILWAY, Liberia (Reuters) - In the muggy forest of central Liberia, a gang of workers is inching its way along a railway track, cut long and straight through an otherwise impenetrable mesh of trees and vines. The drone of insects is interrupted by a high-pitched drill and the clang of hammers as workers put the finishing touches to the perfectly aligned steel tracks.
Do we have the necessary system and structure in place to support an ageing society?
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese voters longing for change propelled the Democratic Party to power for the first time in a historic election last year. Now, that same desire could deprive the party of the decisive win needed to avoid policy deadlock.
Every now and then, we hear of friends and relatives leaving for greener pastures abroad. While we are happy that they are moving on, their leaving also leaves a lump in our throats. Last month, the issue of our people leaving was brought up again when about 300,000 left, double that of the previous year. Do we, as a nation, have the will power to stem the outflow of skills and talent, the building blocks of our country?
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's outspoken banking regulator, Shizuka Kamei, known for his anti-market rhetoric, is proving a serious thorn in the side of new Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's government just three weeks after it took power.