For foreign caregivers, role remains ambiguous

| Apr 19, 2015

For foreign caregivers, role remains ambiguous

Does Japan really want to accept foreign caregivers? This question, which has dogged the rapidly graying nation for years, continues to loom over a government program to bring in caregivers under bilateral economic partnership agreements. Japan opened its doors to foreign care workers in ...

Hotel group inks trial covering bathers' tattoos with stickers

Apr 16, 2015

Hotel group inks trial covering bathers' tattoos with stickers

The no-tattoos policy at many of Japan’s public bathhouses might become a thing of the past if one hotel group’s experiment with stickers to cover guests’ body art gains traction. Hoshino Resort Co. announced Wednesday that from Oct. 1 it will start distributing 8 ...

Math enthusiasts to mark once-in-a-century Pi Day

Mar 13, 2015

Math enthusiasts to mark once-in-a-century Pi Day

Saturday marks Pi Day, the day to commemorate the mathematical concept of pi — which refers to the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Many math scientists and students around the world celebrate pi every March 14, as its first three digits ...