More men juggle work commitments with caring for elderly parents

Mar 21, 2017

More men juggle work commitments with caring for elderly parents

While women have long been the main caregivers for elderly parents in Japan, the country’s rapidly aging population, coupled with the prevalence of smaller families in recent generations, has resulted in more men taking on the responsibility. Among them are a growing number of ...

Some Japanese firms encouraging enterprising staff to moonlight

Dec 8, 2016

Some Japanese firms encouraging enterprising staff to moonlight

As the government pushes flexible working arrangements under its labor market reforms, more and more firms are letting employees take on second jobs. Struggling with a labor shortage, such companies seek to secure talented human resources by allowing employees more flexibility in their work. ...

'Cosmetic therapy' said to stem dementia's effect on seniors

Jul 17, 2016

'Cosmetic therapy' said to stem dementia's effect on seniors

Applying makeup may halt the progress of dementia among elderly people, helping keep their brains active, recent studies say. Cosmetic therapy also appears to be effective in treating depression in younger people and stress. In 2013 Shiseido Co., the nation’s largest cosmetics firm, launched ...

LGBT support grows among Japan schools

/ Jun 15, 2016

LGBT support grows among Japan schools

Standing before about 140 high school students, Subaru Yamashita describes how he is physically and emotionally male and that he is attracted to men. “There is more than just male or female when it comes to a person’s physical and mental genders, and what ...