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Malala urges Abe to take up education for young women at G20 summit this summer

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 06:10
Malala Yousafzai, an advocate for women’s education and the youngest person to become a Nobel Laureate, urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday to take ...

Justice Ministry overturns deportation order for gay Taiwanese man without visa

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 03:34
In a rare move, the Justice Ministry has revoked a deportation order for a gay Taiwanese man who remained in Japan illegally after overstaying his ...

Okinawa Gov. Tamaki’s plea for one-month suspension to work on Henoko base rejected by Tokyo, escalating tensions over Futenma relocation

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 03:08
Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya rejected on Friday a request by Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki for a one-month suspension of land reclamation work in the Henoko ...

Haruki Murakami: Writing in parallel universe, connecting with a global readership

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 03:02
In Japan, it was the runaway best-seller status of "Norwegian Wood" (1987), his wistful tale of crushed innocence and young love that sold more than ...

How many times do we have to die before we are dead?

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 02:23
Thanatometabolomics, a new field of science that looks at how biomarkers can help determine time of death, brings up new questions on the definition of ...

Suicide now leading cause of death among children aged 10 to 14 in Japan

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 02:19
Suicide has become the leading cause of death among children aged 10 to 14 in Japan for the first time in the postwar period, an ...

In graduation comments, Princess Kako wishes for sister’s happiness

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:41
Princess Kako, the 24-year-old granddaughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, graduated from International Christian University in Tokyo on Friday, and expressed her wish for ...

Japanese trekker dies after fall on Nepal mountain

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:13
A 64-year-old Japanese man has fallen to his death on a popular trekking route in western Nepal, officials said Thursday.Masashi Nagasawa, who was on an ...

Dates and locations in Philippines and Japan revealed for some skill tests required for new working visas

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:02
Government sources confirmed Thursday the dates and locations, in the Philippines and Japan, for the first round of skill tests for new types of working ...

Number of foreign residents in Japan rose 6.6% in 2018, while number of overstayers grew almost twice as much, government data shows

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:21
The number of foreign residents in Japan had risen 6.6 percent at the end of 2018 from a year earlier, to reach a record high ...

Tsuyoshi Hoshino, the Heisei Era’s last maestro of Japan’s Diet formalities

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 23:30
When at home, Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Tsuyoshi Hoshino wouldn’t dare let the hours pass without a humidifier on. The whole time the device is ...

Meetings aim to close gender gaps, promote diversity

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 23:00
This year, Japan will host the G20 summit in June in Osaka, as well as the fifth World Assembly for Women (WAW!) and the Women ...

Empowering women globally

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:59
This is our fifth World Assembly for Women! (WAW!) since it started in 2014. I hope that this meeting will be an opportunity for a ...

Addressing Japan’s imbalanced gender representation

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:58
Mari Miura knows all about the gender equality situation in Japan, especially as it relates to parity in politics.In her capacity as a professor of ...

Social norms ‘hinder’ women’s career growth

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:57
Michiko Achilles says she and her husband have endured a difficult period of juggling work and raising their two daughters by handling it as if ...

Supplementary events address health, career trends

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:55
A series of events addressing female empowerment in the workplace and women’s health and happiness began in January. Spurred by the fifth World Assembly for ...

Gender diversity, inclusivity vital for growth

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:54
Philip Morris Japan Ltd. (PMJ) has extensively recruited female talent to achieve greater diversity in its workforce. In 2018, 40 percent of total new hires ...

Fans and friends express surprised at baseball star Ichiro Suzuki’s retirement and admiration for his achievements

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 21:22
Baseball star Ichiro Suzuki’s retirement announcement Thursday shocked fans and friends across the country, who say they admire his achievements.“He is my hero. I began ...

Japan doubles quota for working holiday visas for Taiwanese

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 07:01
Taiwan and Japan signed an agreement on Thursday to allow more young Taiwanese adults to apply for working holiday visas in Japan, while the annual ...

Japanese citizen believed to be among 5 miners killed by gunmen in Ethiopia

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 06:16
Five miners in Ethiopia were shot dead by unidentified gunmen earlier this week and the Japanese Embassy is trying to confirm media reports Thursday that ...

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