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A shortage of childcare in Japan has contributed to the low number of working mothers, a problem particularly apparent in Yokohama. Monocle speaks to the woman who has made it her mission to change this – mayor Fumiko…

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Thursday 27 November

Regular check-ins and live interviews from the US and all across the Americas add to the mix of guests and analysis from our studios in London.

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Thursday 27 November

Made in: This week we check out an organisation pushing to unite manufacturers in Copenhagen, former industrial sites in East London and investigate Belgrade's design district. Plus, we visit a traditional Hong Kong prin…

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Thursday 27 November

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Small favours

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We’ve sought out a few timeless (and functional) finds to kick-start the new year for your friends and family. Upgrade everything from garden to office and wrap up some toolbox essentials – not to mention a few pantry…

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Thursday 27 November

We discuss race relations in America, geopolitics in South Asia, and free speech in South Korea; analyse the week's top media and business news; and get a lesson in capoeira as the Brazilian martial art and dance gains UN…

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Culture / Politics

Gobbling it up

Thursday 27 November

Disastrous midterms, immigration issues and riots have meant that Barack Obama has had a lot on his plate – so sparing a turkey from one this Thanksgiving will have come as light relief.

As an Englishman in New York I’m steeling myself for my first Thanksgiving on US soil. It’s an intriguing time to witness: a non-denominational holiday that manages to unite pretty much all Americans.

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The Globalist, 804

Thursday 27 November

Greece braces for a general strike and Thailand’s rulers splash out ahead of the 2016 election. Plus we explore Iceland’s film industry and our New York bureau chief reflects on his first Thanksgiving.

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The Monocle Daily, 798

Wednesday 26 November

We explore how sanctions on Russia are hurting European industries, analyse a political threat to Angela Merkel, meet documentary-maker Hernán Vilchez and discuss the life of Lebanese music legend Sabah.

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The Entrepreneurs, 163

Wednesday 26 November

We visit Slush in Helsinki to meet Spotify’s Martin Lorentzon in a sauna, hear the nightlife success story of Francisco Ferrer from Ibiza's Lio, visit the Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen, and Sebastian Nienaber explains…

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Midori House, 791

Wednesday 26 November

As President Obama calls for calm we take a look at civil unrest in Ferguson. Plus we discuss Germany’s law to ensure women find their place in the boardroom and celebrate the life of Sambo the elephant as the Cambodian…

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Wednesday 26 November

Nick Luscombe’s eclectic weekly round up of new music from around the world, this week featuring Miami duo Legs Benedict, Parisian electropop artist Tin and a couple of J-pop classics given a 2014 twist.

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The Briefing, 795

Wednesday 26 November

As protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri, we get analysis from professor of American studies Randal Maurice Jelks in Kansas. We also discuss female suicide bombers in Nigeria and hear about a trio of referendums in Swi…

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Affairs / Retail

Meet your maker

Wednesday 26 November

Retailers are catching on to the fact that savvy consumers want transparency when parting with their money, and what can be more transparent than buying direct from the producer? Monocle’s Daniel Giacopelli reports.

If you lock up a human being for long enough, nature takes over and madness sets in. We are, as they say, inherently social creatures. Despite the quiet protests of introverts and hermits, our survival depends largely on…

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The Globalist, 803

Wednesday 26 November

Igor Sutyagin evaluates Russia's plans to build a network of military facilities in the Arctic. We also assess why Turkey's president doesn't think men and women should be treated equally and bring you part three of our…

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