Topics

Aug 2, 2015

New law to require stress checks for workers

The government plans to introduce stress checks for its workers, as the number of staff on leave due to mental illness remains high, according to sources. Under the system, the National Personnel Authority plans to conduct a stress survey every year, based on the ...

Yasukuni recognition sought for fallen brother

Aug 2, 2015

Yasukuni recognition sought for fallen brother

by

Amid growing controversy over moves by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration toward allowing Japan to exercise the right to collective self-defense, an 88-year-old man wants people to know the story of his younger brother, who he says is the only Japanese man killed serving ...

Exploring Japan's military past

Aug 1, 2015

Exploring Japan's military past

by

History buffs in Japan can also visit a variety of sites related to this country’s military past. In addition to the enormous Yushukan Museum on the grounds of the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward (www.yasukuni.or.jp/english/yushukan), numerous spots with historical significance can be found ...

Going for gold in the stadium blame game

| Aug 1, 2015

Going for gold in the stadium blame game

by

Yoshiro Mori, former rugby player and prime minister, and current head of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ organizing committee, is not a man of few words. When the current prime minister, Shinzo Abe, took it upon himself to discard the design for the new National ...