Protests in Mexico and Thailand’s plan to recriminalise cannabis | Monocle

The Globalist

Protests in Mexico and Thailand’s plan to recriminalise cannabis

15

15

00:00 / 00:00

/

Cover art for The Globalist

21 May 2024

Episode 3336

54 minutes

Mass protests take place in Mexico as the nation prepares for its general elections. Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron calls a third meeting of his defence and security council to discuss the unrest in New Caledonia. Plus: Thailand’s plan to recriminalise cannabis, Japan’s changing attitudes to female emperors, Dakar’s independent art scene and the latest fashion news.

21 May 2024

Share episode

Download

Chapter 1

5 minutes

15

15

/

Chapter 1

Is Japan ready to change its imperial succession rules?

Cover art for The Globalist

When Japan’s Emperor Naruhito acceded to the throne five years ago, he promised to bring the country’s imperial family into the modern age. This has resulted in developments such as the household joining platforms such as Instagram. But key structural elements remain unchanged, especially when it comes to succession, which remains a male-only affair. But a survey in a Japanese newspaper this weekend suggested that the public is ready for a change.

5 minutes

Share chapter 1

Is Japan ready to change its imperial succession rules?

/

sign in to monocle

new to monocle?

Subscriptions start from £120.

Subscribe now

Loading...

/

15

15

Live
Monocle Radio

00:0001:00

  • Monocle Weekends5