Job cuts hit dispatch firms hard

Dec 25, 2008

Job cuts hit dispatch firms hard

In the past few months, companies have started to cut workers to save costs. As well as growing to be a major social issue, slashing temp workers also means agencies dispatching such workers face an increasingly tough time. “Temp agencies of all sizes are ...

New U.S. entry requirement

| Dec 18, 2008

New U.S. entry requirement

The United States will launch a new immigration system starting Jan. 12 to try to prevent terrorists entering the country. This will require foreign short-stay visitors from 34 countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program, including Japan, to apply for travel authorization at a ...

Helping Filipino schoolchildren

| Dec 12, 2008

Helping Filipino schoolchildren

This is the first in a series of how contributions to The Japan Times Readers’ Fund last year — the 53rd since the campaign started — are being put to use. The ¥940,595 readers donated in 2007 has gone to six organizations to finance ...

LSO string quartet brightens up care facility with free concert

Dec 7, 2008

LSO string quartet brightens up care facility with free concert

Members of the internationally acclaimed London Symphony Orchestra took time off from their tour of Japan to give a free concert at a Tokyo care facility Saturday. Four LSO string players formed a quartet to perform for members of Family House, a nonprofit organization ...

Dec 5, 2008

'NEWS23' axed in TBS prime-time shift

Tokyo Broadcasting System Inc. will cancel its well-known “NEWS23″ late-night news program in April, it was announced Wednesday. “NEWS23,” which started in 1989, will be replaced with a news program airing from 6 to 8 p.m. every weekday, a TBS spokesman said. “NEWS23″ is ...

Dec 3, 2008

Waseda admits sensitive info leak

A list containing information on at least 719 cases of Waseda University students and employees who sought consultation about sexual harassment and other sensitive concerns has been leaked on the Internet, the school said Tuesday. The list includes the names and university status of ...

Classic director remembered

Jan 25, 2008

Classic director remembered

The Japan Foundation will present the film series “Rediscovery of Yamamoto Satsuo” on Feb. 2-3 as it continues to promote cultural and arts exchange with non-Japanese. A selection of the most popular works by the celebrated director Yamamoto will be shown in Tokyo with ...

Raphael Oleg's keen art of detection

Jan 25, 2008

Raphael Oleg's keen art of detection

Few concert violinists do more preparation than French virtuoso Raphael Oleg. For him, each performance requires meticulous research on the composer and the work. “I believe the performer is just a medium, a bridge between the composer and the listener,” says Oleg in a ...

Tchaikovsky medalists tour Japan

Jan 18, 2008

Tchaikovsky medalists tour Japan

Winning instrumentalists in the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition will tour Japan from Jan. 23-30. The gala concert brings together the three gold medalists and two silver medalists from last June’s 13th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, including Japanese violinist Mayuko Kamio. Named after the ...

A little bit of Seattle soul

Jan 11, 2008

A little bit of Seattle soul

Grammy-nominated American songstress Oleta Adams performs at the Cotton Club in Tokyo on Jan. 14-18. Celebrated over two decades for her resonant contralto voice, Adams will treat audiences to her sophisticated mixture of soul, gospel and jazz under the spotlight at one of Tokyo’s ...