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How the word 'terrorism' can help pass a bill

/ | Mar 25, 2017

How the word 'terrorism' can help pass a bill

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During the recent Diet grilling over his alleged involvement in the Moritomo Gakuen land purchase scandal, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accused his opposition party tormentors of resorting to inshō sōsa. The most accurate English translation is probably “image manipulation,” which, in the age of ...

Mar 25, 2017

84% of Japan's top companies rethinking their working hours

Seventy-two of 86 major Japanese companies are changing or re-examining their working hours, a survey on work-style reforms revealed Friday. The survey by Jiji Press found that tackling the issue is a pressing challenge for corporate Japan. The rethink was spurred by recent revelations ...

Double-decker bullet trains soon to be phased out

Mar 25, 2017

Double-decker bullet trains soon to be phased out

The last double-decker bullet trains on the Joetsu Shinkansen Line connecting Tokyo and Niigata will be withdrawn from service in a few years, a railway source said Saturday. East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) plans to replace the E4 series, the last remaining two-deck ...