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Woman taps camellia to nurture Tohoku industries back to life

Mar 29, 2016

Woman taps camellia to nurture Tohoku industries back to life

For a businesswoman who wanted to support the recovery of the Tohoku region following the tragic 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster, locally grown camellia plants with strong roots that survived the waves offered a beacon of hope. Although little known even among Japanese, residents in the ...

| Apr 1, 2014

Japan gears up to follow child custody treaty

As Japan formally joins the international treaty for settling cross-border child custody disputes, the government, the judicial community and social workers began preparing to support parents and children separated as a result of failed marriages.

Tokyo cuts CO₂ emissions but hoards credits

Mar 14, 2014

Tokyo cuts CO₂ emissions but hoards credits

About four years after Asia’s first mandatory greenhouse gas emissions-reduction scheme was launched by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, businesses in the capital have succeeded in drastically cutting carbon dioxide emissions without depending on emissions credit trading. Due mainly to the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear ...

Japan Inc. takes tentative steps toward empowering women

Jan 2, 2014

Japan Inc. takes tentative steps toward empowering women

Japan, notorious for its failure to overcome wide gender disparities, seems to have finally gotten serious about utilizing the “untapped resources” of women to enhance national competitiveness and boost economic growth amid the population decline. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has revived a government target ...

May 25, 2013

Care urged for split families when Japan joins Hague pact

With the Diet endorsing the Hague Convention to help settle parental cross-border child abductions after years of lobbying by foreign governments and citizens, Japan is being urged to provide adequate support to parents and children separated through failed marriages. The 1980 Hague Convention on ...