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Japan firms ramp up efforts to help female workers trying to conceive

Aug 10, 2016

Japan firms ramp up efforts to help female workers trying to conceive

Around 30 female employees from Rohto Pharmaceutical Co. in Osaka are listening intently as Sakae Goto, a fertility specialist, gives a presentation at the drugmaker’s first in-house seminar on the topic. “Eggs start ‘aging’ when (women) reach around 35,” Goto, who runs a fertility ...

Around 87% of Japanese would support Emperor's abdication

Aug 9, 2016

Around 87% of Japanese would support Emperor's abdication

An overwhelming majority of Japanese support the right to abdication, according to a Kyodo News survey conducted after Emperor Akihito issued a rare video message indicating his desire to relinquish the throne if he becomes unable to fulfill his duties. The survey came as ...

A Delta passenger's long night at Narita International Airport

Aug 9, 2016

A Delta passenger's long night at Narita International Airport

Jeff Quigley, an American who lives in Japan and Indonesia, was one of thousands of passengers caught up in this week’s worldwide Delta Air Lines shutdown. As day stretched into night, then overnight and the next morning, the 30-year-old venture capitalist posted live video ...

Crown Prince not shy about criticizing Imperial system

Aug 9, 2016

Crown Prince not shy about criticizing Imperial system

Crown Prince Naruhito may be heir to one of the world’s oldest monarchies, but he is not shy about knocking the institution he represents or Japan’s warring past. The 56-year-old has leveled subtle yet unprecedented criticism at the monarchy, blaming the rigid lifestyle imposed ...