November 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #5 specific example – population drop in Japan

Text: “Japan’s population plummeted by 640,000 in 2021 for biggest drop on record.” Japan Times https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/04/15/national/population-drop-japan-record/ Extract: “Japan’s population totaled 125,502,000 as of Oct. 1, down 644,000 from a year earlier to mark the biggest decline on record in the rapidly graying nation, government data showed Friday. The population dipped for Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #1 specific example – Indian man killed for cutting down a tree

Text: Muzaffar, Maroosha. “Indian man beaten to death by mob three months after he cut ‘holy’ tree.” The Independent. https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/india/india-jharkhand-mob-lynching-holy-tree-b1986976.html Extract: “A 34-year-old man was dragged out of his home and killed by a mob in India’s eastern Jharkhand state for cutting down a “holy” tree in October last year.” This news article Read more…

May 2022 TOK essay prescribed title #1 specific example – Japan’s population problem

Text: “To raise Japan’s tepid birthrate, get men off the couch.” Nikkei Asia. Excerpt: “Fathers doing less housework translates to sub-replacement fertility, study shows… One important step is to encourage men to do more child care and housework, according to an analysis by Nikkei.” https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Datawatch/To-raise-Japan-s-tepid-birthrate-get-men-off-the-couch Japan’s falling population problem is Read more…