Looking beyond our borders shows how other countries handle limited budgets, growing or diminished international stature, and the desire to be competitive.
While living in China, I befriended a Japanese classmate who spoke no English. I spoke no Japanese, but we both spoke Chinese—and more importantly, we both played guitar. Our connection to music served as the foundation of friendship. She taught me to play Japanese rock songs, and I memorized the lyrics to harmonize with her. Read More