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Jul 7, 2016

Japan to ease government staff rules on nursing-care leave

The government plans to ease rules governing leave taken by staff who need to provide nursing care for family members, informed sources have said. Currently, full-time employees working for the national government can take leave to care for parents, spouses or children, whether they ...

Japanese astronaut blasts off for ISS

Jul 7, 2016

Japanese astronaut blasts off for ISS

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a three-person crew of Japanese, Russian and American astronauts to the International Space Station successfully moved into orbit Thursday after taking off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Orbit was reached nine minutes after the launch at 7:36 a.m. ...

Jul 7, 2016

Support rate for ruling LDP up 2.6 points to 33.5%: poll

The support rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party stood at 33.5 percent, up 2.6 percentage points from the previous poll conducted immediately after official campaigning kicked off last month for the July 10 House of Councilors election, a survey showed Wednesday. ...

Jul 6, 2016

Japanese expats weigh leaving Bangladesh after Dhaka massacre

Japanese expatriates in Dhaka were shocked by the deadly hostage siege last week and are wondering how to ensure the safety of their families while minimizing the impact on their work and daily lives. “We were advised to be careful by the Japanese embassy ...