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March 2015

Japan-o-rama: can cute and kooky kick-start team Nippon again? Does Japan want to be taken seriously or will it become the Italy of Asia (a bit too slow for real global success)? A Monocle Special Report

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February 2015

The art of hospitality: reap what you sew (and bake, make and brew). The basics of being a good host: start in the home or a well-equipped Finnish classroom. Monocle gets a few lessons from battle-hardened GMs and some charming ambassadors. A new Monocle special.

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December 2014/January 2015

From soft power to film beds: top nations, hotels and design. Monocle gets out its clipboard and sharpens its pencil to rank the key players in everything from diplomacy to aviation - a Monocle special

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November 2014

Build a better life: meet the world's new homemakers. Stop dreaming, start digging! From brick to bath, a 48-page guide to good houses, cosy rooms and well-planned projects – a Monocle special

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Design / Arts

Precious time

The Biennale des Antiquaires is where the world’s top jewellers dazzle crowds with their most extravagant one-off creations – pieces that often take years to create. And in a buoyant market fuelled by the timeless desire…

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October 2014

The ambassador will see you now — the art of modern diplomacy. Behind the scenes at the UN, embassy battles in the Pacific and Sweden's soft-power retail players, all in our Monocle Special

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Design / Property

Hunt for a home

Built as a hunting lodge in the 1930s and seized by the SS during the Second World War, Villa St Martin in Alsace has a colourful history. Now an idyllic family home, its Bauhaus and art deco architectural styles

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September 2014

The New Entrepreneurs — and how you can join their ranks. Finish the plan, find the funding, and finally do the thing you love. Learn how in Monocle's Annual Guide to the changing world of good work.

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