How to easily hire staff in Japan with a PEO Organization

Japan Business News - February 17, 2019 - 02:29
With 125 million citizens and the world's third largest GDP, Japan is an important market force. (
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Will removing porn from convenience stores in Japan hurt ailing tabloids?

Japan Society News - February 17, 2019 - 01:58
Don't go looking for titillation at your local convenience store. As reported last month, Japan's three largest convenience chain operators - 7-Eleven, Family Mart and Lawson - are planning to halt sales of pornographic magazines nationwide by the end of August. (Japan Times)
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Embracing a buraku heritage: Examining changing attitudes toward a social minority

Japan Society News - February 17, 2019 - 01:57
When Chie Takaiwa struck up the courage to reveal a family secret to her colleague some years ago, she was met by an unexpected response.

(Japan Times)

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Mother arrested for hitting 6-year-old daughter with futon beater

Japan Education News - February 17, 2019 - 01:51
Police in Koga, Ibaraki Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 35-year-old woman on suspicion of abusing her six-year-old daughter by hitting her with a futon beater. (Japan Today)
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Coke raises prices in Japan, swallowing higher costs no more

Japan Business News - February 16, 2019 - 00:11
Soft drink companies in Japan have put aside their long-held fear of losing market shares, moving to raise prices amid soaring expenses for labor and materials. (Nikkei)
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Tokyo: Woman posed nude as '100-year-old' on video site

Japan Society News - February 15, 2019 - 08:44
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 58-year-old woman who while nude portrayed an elderly woman on a pay-to-view site, reports TV Asahi (Feb. 14). (
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Govt. OKs bill to recognize Ainu as indigenous

Japan Politics News - February 15, 2019 - 08:38
The Japanese government has mapped out a bill to officially recognize the Ainu ethnic minority as an indigenous people of Japan. (NHK)
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Tokyo: Knife-wielding man wounds pair at Korakuen Station

Japan Society News - February 14, 2019 - 23:14
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have apprehended a man who is suspected of slashing another man and a woman at a railway station in Bunkyo ward on Thursday, reports NHK (Feb. 14). (
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Third outbreak of swine fever confirmed in Aichi

Japan Sci-Tech News - February 13, 2019 - 08:05
A new outbreak of swine fever has been confirmed on a pig farm in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan. It is the third farm in the prefecture to be hit by the highly contagious disease. (NHK)
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Family Mart employee fired after video shows him licking items

Japan Business News - February 12, 2019 - 12:25
Convenience store operator Family Mart Co. on Monday announced the dismissal of a male employee after the emergence of a video showing him licking items, the latest of several similar incidents involving a food-related company in the last week, reports TV Asahi (Feb. 12). (
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Japan's national debt sets record

Japan Economy News - February 9, 2019 - 21:21
Japan's national debt has reached a new high, despite government efforts to restore fiscal health. (NHK)
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Tokyo: Man arrested over fatal beating of Thai sex worker

Japan Society News - February 9, 2019 - 21:15
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 20-year-old man over the fatal assault of a Thai woman inside a love hotel room in the Uguisudani area of Taito Ward last year, reports Kyodo News (
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Tokyo: Pair steal woman’s purse, use money to cover taxi fare

Japan Society News - February 8, 2019 - 18:21
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested two men who are accused of snatching a woman’s purse last year. They later used cash found inside to cover a taxi fare, reports TV Asahi (Feb. 8). (
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Japanese ex-policeman gets 22 years for fatally shooting boss in Shiga

Japan Society News - February 8, 2019 - 18:18
A 20-year-old former policeman was sentenced Friday to 22 years in prison for shooting his boss to death at a police box in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, last April. (Japan Times)
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Two positive kanji, easy to write and read: Japan to follow precedent in selecting new era name

Japan Politics News - February 8, 2019 - 18:09
The government confirmed Friday that it will follow the procedures taken to pick the current era name of Heisei in choosing a name for the new era. (Japan Times)
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The fish that recognise themselves in the mirror

Japan Sci-Tech News - February 8, 2019 - 18:06
Fish may not be as stupid as they appear, as a study suggests they can recognise themselves in a mirror. (
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Next-generation bullet train car shown to media

Japan Sci-Tech News - February 8, 2019 - 17:57
A developmental carriage from the next-generation bullet train has been shown to the media in western Japan. (NHK)
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ANA to buy stake in Philippine rival

Japan Business News - February 8, 2019 - 17:56
The parent company of All Nippon Airways will invest in the operator of Philippine Airlines to take advantage of growing demand for travel in Asia. (NHK)
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Japanese apartment provider finds more building defects

Japan Business News - February 7, 2019 - 22:54
Rental unit provider Leopalace21 said Thursday that possible construction code violations were found in an additional 1,324 of its apartment buildings, a discovery that will require the relocation of roughly 14,000 tenants. (Nikkei)
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UN urges Japan to ban corporal punishment at home

Japan Education News - February 7, 2019 - 22:53
A UN committee has urged the Japanese government to legally ban corporal punishment of children at home. (NHK)
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