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Jul 31, 2015

Women make up 23% of people who passed 2015 civil servant exam

Women accounted for 22.9 percent of the people who passed the career-track national civil servant examination in fiscal 2015, matching the record high registered in 2012, government data showed Friday. Of the 1,726 people who passed the exam, 395 were women, the second most ...

Photographer sues government over travel ban to Syria

Jul 31, 2015

Photographer sues government over travel ban to Syria

A photographer is suing the government, claiming that a Foreign Ministry ban against him traveling to Syria or Iraq is unconstitutional. On Feb. 7, the ministry ordered Yuichi Sugimoto, who was planning to travel to Syria later that month, to surrender his passport. The ...