Koichi Tsujimura

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Programs underway to increase use of AEDs in Japan

Aug 25, 2014

Programs underway to increase use of AEDs in Japan

Programs are underway throughout the country to train ordinary people to use automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, to help heart attack victims. A smartphone app that informs people who know CPR if someone nearby has gone into cardiac arrest was tested in Tokyo’s Ueno ...

More dads bonding with their kids

Apr 15, 2014

More dads bonding with their kids

A growing number of Japanese men nowadays can be seen taking part in community events with their children, an extended trend of a recent movement in which more men are becoming actively involved in child raising. Accompanying children to events makes it easier for ...

Jan 7, 2014

'Neets' band together to up esteem

Some 170 “neets” have jointly established a company, hoping to defy the social view of them as underdogs. A neet is a young person who is “not in education, employment or training.” Currently, there are an estimated 630,000 neets aged between 15 and 34 ...

Sharing working spaces and ideas, members chase new opportunities

Nov 28, 2013

Sharing working spaces and ideas, members chase new opportunities

Membership co-working spaces are increasing, creating opportunities for users to think of new ideas and expand their business activities through encounters with each other. A co-working space is a shared working environment where members can use desks, conference rooms, Wi-Fi and other office facilities ...

Pick peaks within your ability, climbers urged

Jul 16, 2013

Pick peaks within your ability, climbers urged

Now that it’s summer climbing season, police and rescue teams are urging potential climbers to choose mountains and routes appropriate for their ability and strength amid an increase in mountain accidents. The National Police Agency said 2,465 people were involved in mountain accidents last ...

'Share houses' growing on purpose

May 12, 2013

'Share houses' growing on purpose

While the use of “share houses,” where people with no connections with each other live together, are on the rise in Japan, dwellings occupied by people with a common purpose are also drawing attention. In a quiet neighborhood in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, nine computer ...