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A 4-day workweek? Japan gives the idea serious consideration

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 06:14
More Japanese lawmakers and businesses are throwing their support behind shorter workweeks to give families more time to take care of children and older family members, as well as to adapt to a world where remote work is increasingly common. (Nikkei)
Categories: Japan News

CVC Capital's bid for Toshiba exposes pervasive conflicts of interest

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 06:12
The reported $20 billion bid to take Toshiba private from U.K.-based private equity fund CVC Capital Partners has the investment community abuzz: Will CEO Nobuaki Kurumatani actually be allowed to pull it off and escape the nets that are encircling him? (Nikkei)
Categories: Japan News

Over 1,100 seniors vaccinated in Japan on day one

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 06:04
Japan's health ministry says at least 1,100 seniors were given a coronavirus vaccine on the first day of the country's inoculation program for the elderly. (NHK)
Categories: Japan News

Low-cost coronavirus tests spreading in Japan in bid to boost travel

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 06:00
An increasing number of companies in Japan are providing polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests for the novel coronavirus at low cost, an effort to help boost travel demand battered by the pandemic. (Japan Times)
Categories: Japan News

Japan princess's boyfriend to pay money to settle row with mom's ex-fiance

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:58
The boyfriend of Princess Mako, the niece of Japanese Emperor Naruhito, intends to pay money to his mother's former fiance in an effort to settle a long-standing money dispute, his lawyer said Monday. (Kyodo)
Categories: Japan News

Suga praises Matsuyama's historic win

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:46
Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has praised golfer Matsuyama Hideki for becoming the first Japanese man to have won one of the world's four major tournaments. (NHK)
Categories: Japan News

Foreign media praise Matsuyama's caddie

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:44
Foreign media have praised Matsuyama Hideki's caddie as they report on the Japanese golfer's triumph at the Masters on Sunday. (NHK)
Categories: Japan News

6% of Japan's second-year junior high students are 'young carers'

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:39
A government survey showed Monday that 5.7% of children in the second year of junior high school provide care to family members who have a chronic illness or other problems. (Japan Times)
Categories: Japan News

Hundreds of earthquakes shake Tokara Islands

newsonjapan.com - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:38
Japan's Meteorological Agency says hundreds of earthquakes have been occurring in waters near the Tokara Islands in the country's southwest since Friday. (NHK)
Categories: Japan News

JAXA to nix "science only" requirement in 1st recruitment in over decade

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 16:47
Eyeing a future in which it may send poets into space to extol the beauty of the stars, Japan's national space agency is looking to expand its horizons by dropping the science major requirement for potential astronauts as it launches its first recruitment drive in 13 years. (Kyodo)
Categories: Japan News

NPA: Yakuza membership down for 16th straight year

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 16:43
TOKYO (TR) – Membership in Japanese criminal syndicates dropped for the 16th straight year in 2020, the National Police Agency said last week. (tokyoreporter.com)
Categories: Japan News

Wealthy Japanese flying private in greater numbers, ANA says

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 14:01
Wealthy people in Japan are turning to private jets in greater numbers as they seek to eschew crowded airports amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Bloomberg)
Categories: Japan News

Japan’s slow vaccine rollout pushes back recovery time frame

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 13:58
Japan’s vaccination drive finally kicked into gear Monday around four months after the start of inoculations in the United States and the United Kingdom, a slow rollout that has generated further criticism of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s handling of the pandemic. (Japan Times)
Categories: Japan News

After sleepless night, golf-mad Japan celebrates Matsuyama’s Masters triumph

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 13:54
TOKYO — There will be a few bleary eyes in corporate Japan on Monday morning. In this golf-crazy nation, it's hard to underestimate the impact of Hideki Matsuyama's historic Masters triumph and impossible to count the hours of lost sleep it entailed. (washingtonpost.com)
Categories: Japan News

Fukushima treated water to be released into sea

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 03:57
NHK has learned that the Japanese government is ready to announce, as early as Tuesday, that it plans to release treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the ocean. (NHK)
Categories: Japan News

Most Trendy Hipsters Town in Tokyo | Shimokitazawa Afternoon Walk

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 03:53
Shimokitazawa was a former farming village that turned first into a dense residential area, and later into a thriving arts and music community. It has been described as bohemian, hippie, artsy, indie, and in recent times, hipster; Shimokitazawa is all of these things. (Virtual Explore)
Categories: Japan News

Learn Japanese With Waffles + Mochi l Netflix Jr

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 03:49
Travel to Japan with Waffles + Mochi! Join in as they learn to speak Japanese with words like, Konnichiwa! They also meet a vegetable called, the mushroom, and discover just how fun and delicious it is to cook AND eat! (Netflix Jr.)
Categories: Japan News

Inside an Abandoned Japanese Village [8K]

newsonjapan.com - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 03:47
Inside an abandoned Japanese village tucked into the mountains. While its not uncommon to find an abandoned building here or there in Japan, an entire village is something else entirely. (Tokyo Lens)
Categories: Japan News

Over 700 Japanese eateries fail in 2020 amid pandemic

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 04/11/2021 - 17:17
The number of bankruptcies in Japan’s eatery industry totaled 715 the last fiscal year, the third largest in 20 years, amid the new coronavirus pandemic, a credit research firm said. (Japan Times)
Categories: Japan News

300 hotel rooms planned for Olympic athletes with minor or no COVID symptoms

newsonjapan.com - Sun, 04/11/2021 - 17:14
The organizing committee for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics is planning to secure a hotel with about 300 rooms for athletes with minor or no symptoms of the coronavirus, officials with knowledge of the plan said. (Japan Today)
Categories: Japan News
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