Consequences of Covid and Climate Change: Elections of Asia

By Isabella Green When attempting to foretell what lies ahead in the new year, we must consider the leaders guiding the path forward for their countries. Changes in leadership mark changes in the goals of not just politicians but also the people they serve. Many elections took place across Asia in 2021, and the effects…

A Monarchy without Heirs, a Democracy without Women

By Isabella Green Japan is widely considered a nation at the forefront of technological innovation; however, beneath the shiny surface of bullet trains and robotic waiters remains a conservative core. This is seen in the most traditional of institutions, the royal family. Japan’s royal family is the oldest in the world; however, the longevity of…

Taking on Tokyo: A discussion of the 2020 Olympic Games

By Isabella Green The planning for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games began promisingly. During Japan’s selection to host the 2020 games, the country was widely hailed as a “safe pair of hands.” Adorable mascots were developed and placed on merchandise, including keychains and plush toys. The games would be the first to include skateboarding,…