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Has confinement turned us into hikikomori?
After two months of lockdown, have we become like the hikikomori – the Japanese youngsters who choose to live in isolation, shunning the outside world? Natacha Vellut, a psychosociologist at the...
Deep into Japanese Suburbs
Cécile Asanuma-Brice, a sociologist and urbanist living in Japan, discusses how successive economic models have been transforming the country’s urban landscapes for more than a century.
The New Silk Roads: China’s World Ambitions
China’s “One Belt One Road” initiative aims to connect the country with the Middle East, Africa and Europe, by land and sea, through a network of new “silk roads.” Economist Jean-François Huchet...
Unfolding 40 million years of Asian steppe history
How Many Sexes Are There?
In the Days of Human Zoos
No social distancing in borderless Amazonia
Will hydrogen keep its promise?
Sensors, the other quantum revolution