Rural governments taking unique tacks to engage women in workforce

Aug 24, 2016

Rural governments taking unique tacks to engage women in workforce

Beyond Japan’s big cities, unique approaches in workplace are taking place to promote female engagement in society, including by supporting women who are developing regional specialty products. Iwate Prefecture launched a project in fiscal 2015 to support women in the fields of dairy husbandry ...

Zika spreads to Miami Beach; U.S. expands travel warning

Aug 20, 2016

Zika spreads to Miami Beach; U.S. expands travel warning

Federal health officials on Friday warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in the popular tourist destination. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also suggested that pregnant women who ...

Ishikawa huntress group takes aim at traditional stereotypes

Aug 19, 2016

Ishikawa huntress group takes aim at traditional stereotypes

Women from Ishikawa Prefecture have launched a hunting group, with the aim of enjoying the activity while preserving the environment. Karijo no Kai (Group of Hunter Girls) is a female-only hunters club established in March. The group is now preparing for its first trip ...