Japan's early flu season sparking surge in humidifier sales

Dec 8, 2016

Japan's early flu season sparking surge in humidifier sales

Sales of humidifiers are on the increase in Japan, where the influenza season has begun earlier than usual, prompting makers to increase production. According to the Japanese operations of global market research company GfK, sales of humidifiers in November in Japan increased by more ...

Japan Inc. feeling the squeeze to attract, nurture skilled IT workers

Dec 8, 2016

Japan Inc. feeling the squeeze to attract, nurture skilled IT workers

Competition for talented information technology experts is intensifying in Japan’s job-hopping market amid advances in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Demand for competent IT workers is growing rapidly from non-IT companies in the face of an expanding need for adaptation to the so-called internet of ...

200,000 Aleppo civilians face dire threat as Assad presses endgame

Dec 8, 2016

200,000 Aleppo civilians face dire threat as Assad presses endgame

Syria’s government ignored a rebel cease-fire proposal for Aleppo on Wednesday as its forces captured new neighborhoods around the city center and squeezed some 200,000 tired and frightened civilians into a shattered and rapidly shrinking opposition enclave. Facing a punishing and brutal defeat, rebel ...