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Nearly 50 percent of Japan's singles have no dating prospects: gov't survey

June 18, 2019 - 20:55
Almost half of singles in Japan who wish to get married are unable to find a suitable partner, with 61.4 percent of the group stating they are not doing anything to change the situation, a government survey showed Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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Japanese girl starts 'mushroom cloud' logo debate

June 13, 2019 - 23:23
A Japanese exchange student in the US state of Washington has sparked an online debate about a high school's use of a mushroom cloud logo. (NHK)
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Japan offers most paid leave for fathers in world, but few take it

June 13, 2019 - 23:19
Japan leads the world in paid leave set aside for fathers, but few take advantage of it, according to a new report by the U.N. Children's Fund based on legal entitlements from 2016. (Japan Today)
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Japanese women face retirement savings gap of almost 20 years, World Economic Forum says

June 13, 2019 - 23:06
One of the toughest problems retirees face is making sure their money lasts as long as they do. (Japan Times)
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Prolaunch Announces New Productivity Tool For Canvas

June 13, 2019 - 05:14
MELBOURNE, June 11, 2019 -- Prolaunch is excited to announce the release of proHelp, a Canvas productivity tool that enables teachers and students to find help quickly, with a free trial available from Jun 1, 2019. (Prolaunch)
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Tokyo gov't website ridiculed for child abuse snafu

June 12, 2019 - 23:11
A Tokyo government website tasked with tackling child abuse unintentionally appeared to do the exact opposite when a caption under an image of a mascot skipped a vital word, government officials said Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Japan to allow foreign students to apply to switch visa and start their own companies

June 12, 2019 - 23:06
The government on Tuesday made a decision on a regulatory reform measure to allow foreign students to start their own companies. (Japan Times)
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Govt. raps university with missing intl. students

June 11, 2019 - 22:48
The Japanese government is taking action against a university for losing track of more than a thousand foreign students. (NHK)
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Japan to get first literacy survey in 70 years

June 11, 2019 - 22:37
A team of linguists will conduct Japan's first literacy rate survey in more than 70 years. (NHK)
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Support groups deluged by inquiries after Kawasaki and Tokyo murders involving social recluses

June 10, 2019 - 23:20
Following recent stabbing incidents involving middle-aged hikikomori, or social recluses, and their parents, the number of inquiries received by support groups and similar organizations that support such individuals has surged. (Japan Times)
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Births in Japan fall to record low in 2018

June 7, 2019 - 22:18
Government statistics show that Japan's population is shrinking at a faster pace as births hit a new record low. (NHK)
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LDP to mull mandatory childcare leave for men

June 5, 2019 - 22:41
Lawmakers from Japan's governing Liberal Democratic Party have launched a group to consider ways to encourage men to take childcare leave. (NHK)
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Woman sues Tokyo medical schools over discrimination

June 5, 2019 - 22:26
A Japanese woman Wednesday sued three Tokyo medical schools she says rejected her because of her gender and age, in a case her lawyer said was the "tip of the iceberg". (Japan Today)
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Ex-director of English schools suspected in Y23 million fraud

June 3, 2019 - 22:14
Tokyo Metropolitan Police last week arrested two employees of the management company of a chain of English schools, including the former director, on suspicion of fraud, reports Jiji Press (
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Japan's #KuToo movement giving women a leg-up in the workplace

June 2, 2019 - 22:48
A group of men jam their feet into high-heeled shoes and walk back and forth, some falteringly, others with unlikely confidence. Some women watch on, gauging the men's reactions while sympathizing with each other's stories about wearing the torture devices masquerading as fashion. (Kyodo)
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Japanese police step up cyberpatrols to counter growing amount of online info urging suicide

May 29, 2019 - 22:26
Police are stepping up cyberpatrols in cooperation with companies and nonprofit organizations to crack down on the increasing amount of information online that encourages people to kill themselves. (Japan Times)
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Japan to open up job fields for foreigners graduating from universities

May 28, 2019 - 23:02
The immigration agency said Tuesday it will open up the business sectors foreigners are allowed to work in after graduating from universities or completing postgraduate studies in Japan, in the latest effort to lure more laborers to the country. (Japan Today)
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Day care cancels contract of Canadian caught abusing child in video

May 25, 2019 - 03:27
A male Canadian national employed at a day care facility in Kitakyushu City who was caught abusing a child on video has had his contract canceled by the facility, reports Fuji News Network (May 21). (
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Sony CEO vows to tackle game addiction as WHO to group it as disorder

May 23, 2019 - 00:13
Sony Corp. will tackle game addiction, its chief executive said Wednesday as the World Health Organization prepares to formally recognize it as a disorder. (Japan Times)
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Women pass scandal-hit Tokyo Medical University's entrance exam at higher rate than men

May 22, 2019 - 00:48
This year's pass ratio of female applicants for admission to the scandal-tainted Tokyo Medical University, which had discriminated against women for more than a decade, was slightly higher than that of male applicants, figures released by the university have shown. (Japan Times)
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