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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For Australians wishing to visit the Cidade Maravilhosa, trekking out to their local Brazilian consulate to wait in long lines for a visa is now a thing of the past....
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late Friday, October 6th, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced it had taken the unprecedented step of suspending the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) and its disgraced former President, Carlos Arthur...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, September 17th, Brazil's men's national volleyball team cruised past host team Japan 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-22) to seal its fourth consecutive championship at the International Volleyball Federation's (FIVB)...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Though it's still three years away, the Brazilian Olympic Committee just officially announced it has reached an agreement with the Japan Olympic Committee and Tokyo city officials for six training...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan, São Paulo’s Liberdade neighborhood is a city within a city. Lined with Japanese lanterns and specialty shops for Japanese food and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Two days after one of the largest nationwide strikes Brazil has seen in decades, President Michel Temer, said that the demonstrations seen on Friday are typical of a democracy and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Tension between Brazil’s Foreign Ministry and Tourism Ministry over visa exemptions to certain countries, was revealed by local media over the weekend. While Tourism minister sees the exemption as an...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, Brazilians have had an unprecedented amount of international exposure. Now with the 2020 Olympics set for Tokyo, Japan is primed...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, October 19th, in a joint press conference with Brazil President Michel Temer, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indicated that he views Brazil as a large investment opportunity for...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Friday, July 15th, not only marks exactly three weeks before the start of the most watched sports event in the world on August 5th, it also marks 45 days since...
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