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What It’s Like to Be a Black Man in Japan
March 9, 2019 | The New York Times |By Adeel Hassan.

diverse blackness is in Japan was limited. Through the column, I’ve learned of black lawyers, university presidents, stuntmen, filmmakers, J-pop idols, entrepreneurs galore, even true expats with political aspirations. This had the impact on me that I was hoping it would have on our Japanese hosts.

Second, I learned how writing is a form of activism. I never intended to be an activist but it’s inevitable that if you take on issues with passion and persuasiveness that will lend itself to activism. By virtue of your prominence, people will look to you for leadership. It’s a hell of a responsibility and has placed me and my work in the cross hairs of some unsavory elements over here, some of whom labeled me and any black person with a similar “can’t sit silent and still and accept the nonsense” mentality as dangers to Japan.
African-Americans  blackness  culture  expatriates  Japan  race 
march 2019 by jerryking
The middle class is good politics but a curious crusade
Aug. 03 2013 | The Globe and Mail | Konrad Yakabuski.

A “thriving middle class” won’t come from new programs hatched in Ottawa. It will come from the innovators and entrepreneurs who harness Canada’s abundant human capital and natural resources to create wealth.

as TD Economics has shown, Canada has not experienced the same wage polarization that has led to rising income inequality south of the border. Social mobility is higher here and our tax system is more progressive. The after-tax income of the top 10 per cent of Canadians was 4.1 times that of the bottom 10 per cent in 2010. The U.S. ratio was 6 to 1.

There is no doubt that globalization and technological change have rendered thousands of middle-class Canadian jobs obsolete. But there is no reversing this trend, no matter how much would-be federal policy-makers aspire to meddle. Besides, globalization’s upsides outweigh its downsides. And Canadians, among the best-educated people on the planet, stand to benefit.

“Rewards to education, to innovation and to creativity are higher than they have ever been,” notes Princeton University economist Angus Deaton in The Great Escape, his forthcoming book on the history of inequality. “Perhaps the greatest escape in all of human history, and certainly the most rapid one [is] the reduction in global poverty since 1980 … The world has done much better than the pessimists predicted.”
Konrad_Yakabuski  globalization  Chrystia_Freeland  obsolescence  middle_class  technological_change  social_mobility  Toronto  expatriates  inequality  books  income_inequality  capitalization 
august 2013 by jerryking
More U.S. Children of Immigrants Are Leaving U.S. -
Published: April 15, 2012

Some scholars and business leaders contend that this emigration does not necessarily bode ill for the United States. They say young entrepreneurs and highly educated professionals sow American knowledge and skills abroad. At the same time, these workers acquire experience overseas and build networks that they can carry back to the United States or elsewhere — a pattern known as “brain circulation.”

But the experts caution that in the global race for talent, the return of these expatriates to the United States and American companies is no longer a sure bet.
emigration  brain_drain  brain_circulation  expatriates  heritage_migration 
april 2012 by jerryking
A dedicated agency for Canadians abroad - The Globe and Mail
Jun. 30, 2011 G&M YUEN PAU WOO
The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada released its report Canadians
Abroad, the product of a 3-yr. research project. We estimated that 2.8 M
Canadians live overseas. This figure – nearly 9 %t of the population –
is higher than the equivalent statistic for the U.S., Australia, France,
India and China...Our research makes the case for a standalone
agency/special secretariat within an existing ministry tasked with
policy co-ordination and development on Canadians abroad. Many other
countries have dedicated mechanisms to connect with their overseas
citizens; e.g. India.

The creation of a dedicated agency to address issues of Canadians abroad
would pave the way for a more fundamental reassessment of underlying
issues that drive outmigration, return migration, attachment and the
beneficial linkages that overseas citizens can bring to the Canadian
expatriates  Canadian  globalization  standalone 
july 2011 by jerryking
U.S.-Iran Feud Hits L.A. -
MAY 10, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | TAMARA AUDI. Tehran Seeks
Crackdown on Dissidents in City; 'We Are Not Soldiers,' Group SaysBy
Iran  Diaspora  expatriates  Iranians  dissension 
may 2010 by jerryking
Warren Kozak: Why Foreigners Can't Win in China -
MARCH 31, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By WARREN KOZAK. Why
Foreigners Can't Win in China. A 1980s swimming race and its lessons for
the likes of Google.
China  Google  lessons_learned  expatriates  swimming 
april 2010 by jerryking
In the Land Of Bok Choy, Spam Hits the Spot -
FEBRUARY 8, 2005 | Wall Street Journal | By ANDREW BROWNE,
Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. Entrepreneur in China Builds
Business Catering To Expatriate Appetites
China  expatriates  entrepreneur  food  Beijing 
march 2010 by jerryking
Innocent Abroad
Apr 27, 2004 | Wall Street Journal pg. D.10 | Hugo Restall.
By Ethan Gutmann (Encounter Books, 253 pages, $25.95). like expats
everywhere, especially those who don't speak the language and thus are
isolated from the local residents, he became jaded the longer he stayed
-- and came to confuse cynicism with sophistication. That's the only way
to explain why Mr. Gutmann's memoir of 3 years in Beijing, "Losing the
New China," is such a polemic. Unremittingly he pushes a negative view
of China and its future. As for the American businessmen who are helping
to make China's economy grow, they are portrayed as either dupes or
traitors -- agents of corruption, undemocratic values and hedonism.
ProQuest  China  book_reviews  disillusioned  expatriates  books  memoirs 
march 2010 by jerryking
Diaspora - The Globe and Mail
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2006 | Globe & Mail | YUEN PAU WOO AND
KENNY ZHANG. Recent research by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
puts the number of Canadians overseas at about 2.7 million. At 9 per
cent of the population, the share of Canadians residing overseas is
larger than similar overseas populations of Australia, China, the United
States or India. Canadians overseas can be a key element of
international business strategies and public diplomacy, but there has
been little thought given to how these human capital assets can be
identified, cultivated, and mobilized.
Diaspora  Canadian  international_marketing  expatriates  talent_flows 
october 2009 by jerryking
A Canadian model for the Gulf - The Globe and Mail
Aug. 31, 2009 | Globe & Mail | Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi.
Canada's most important export to the Middle East is hope in the form of
substantial number of Canadians of Arab heritage who have chosen to
return to the region. Canada's secular and modern education system,
coupled with tolerance and respect for people of diverse cultures,
continues to produce moderate Arabs, Muslim and Christian alike, who
despite their relatively small numbers are leaving a lasting positive
impression on the Arab world.
Middle_East  Arab  expatriates  Diaspora  exporting  Canada  Canadian  tolerance 
september 2009 by jerryking
Op-Ed Contributors - Our True North -
June 30, 2009 | New York Times | Today, on Canada Day, 11
Canadians living in the United States share what they miss most about
Canada  exile  Diaspora  expatriates  crossborder 
july 2009 by jerryking
'Start With How Things Actually Are' - Cultural Conversation -
SEPTEMBER 13, 2007 Wall Street Journal | by MELIK KAYLAN. Profiles Rory Stewart. World-traveler, ex-diplomat.
Afghanistan  travel  Kabul  expatriates  explorers 
may 2009 by jerryking
A Looming American Diaspora
February 2009 HBR article by Paul Saffo. While U.S. companies
are worrying about how to recruit talent from abroad in the face of
increasingly stringent immigration rules, a different and far more
significant challenge is quietly building. When young knowledge workers
look for a job today, they seriously consider companies half a world
away. Homegrown American talent is moving abroad, in what could become a
huge shift in the world economic order.
American  Diaspora  emigration  expatriates  globalization  knowledge_workers  policy  protectionism 
february 2009 by jerryking
sharp magazine - Goa a go-go
2008-04-14 21:27:1 Sharp Magazine article by Brian D'Souza that provides an expat's return to Goa
travel  journal  Goa  expatriates 
january 2009 by jerryking
Worldchanging: Harnessing the Indian Diaspora
this article is about Indian efforts to tap into the knowledge, experience and wealth of Indian expats:
Indians  Diaspora  expatriates 
january 2009 by jerryking

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