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リッチ 素子 Mom, wife, NYT Tokyo bureau chief. Once a books, education & econ reporter, always, etc. Ping me: Instagram @motokorich

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@motokorich — 32,398 followers, 14,821 tweets

You gotta read this ⁦@JanePerlez⁩ gem on the kitsch of Beidaihe beach in China, where “in keeping with the hierarchical character of Chinese socialism, top officials never rub shoulders with the public.”  via ⁦@nytimes
Meanwhile, in Japan: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday became longest-serving leader in country's post-World War II era, tying his great-uncle, Eisaku Sato, with 2,798 days in office. Only 3 more months and he's longest serving PM in Japanese history 
RT @ewong: UPDATE: Trump administration officials were taken by surprise — South Korea said it is ending intelligence-sharing…
Tokyo Olympics shaping up to be unprecedentedly expensive: ""If your son or daughter qualifies for the Olympics in 2020, I don't know how any of those families are going to be able to afford the airline tickets, the Airbnb, the hotels, or get the tickets," 
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