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Jan 28, 2016

Osaka moves to allow foreign housekeepers

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Osaka Prefecture has decided to go ahead with a national government program allowing foreign nationals to work as housekeepers as part of a larger push toward greater participation of women in the workforce. Some industry insiders have been quick to point out, however, that ...

Play, other events planned to honor murdered journalist Goto

Jan 28, 2016

Play, other events planned to honor murdered journalist Goto

A year has gone by since freelance journalist Kenji Goto was murdered by Islamic State militants, and Goto’s friends, still in mourning, are planning various events to pass on his legacy. To commemorate the first anniversary of his death, Sakura Baba, 42, will be ...

Yakuza member arrested over 3-year-old's death

Jan 28, 2016

Yakuza member arrested over 3-year-old's death

A 20-year-old member of a yakuza syndicate, who was arrested in Tokyo on Wednesday over the death of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son, is believed to have previously abused the boy, police said Thursday. The Metropolitan Police Department sent the case to prosecutors the same ...

Jan 28, 2016

Fraud losses in 2015 decline for first time in six years

Losses caused by confirmed fraud cases in Japan fell 15.7 percent to ¥47.7 billion in 2015, declining for the first time in six years, the National Police Agency said Thursday. The losses in so-called special fraud cases, such as swindling people by impersonating their ...