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Safety net is for all taxpayers

A recent Supreme Court ruling sends an unfortunate message to foreign workers that while their contributions to Japan's economy might be welcome, the government in turn is not obliged to take care of them when they are in need.

Genitalia artist no harm, no foul

For Japanese prosecutors to continue their investigation of the merits of making a case against a vagina artist will only bring her more publicity and do nothing to protect morals or preserve public order.