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In uncertain times, Japan opts to save

| Jan 21, 2017

In uncertain times, Japan opts to save

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A funny thing happened on the way to the marketplace. The crowd thinned out. Consumption? Been there, done that. Enough. It’s a watershed. Minimal consumption equals a minimal economy — which equals what, long-term? The dreadful deprivation of the 1930s and ’40s fed a ...

Jan 21, 2017

One in four marriages in Japan involved divorced person in 2015

Slightly more than one in four marriages in the nation involved a divorced person in 2015, the highest since 1952, the earliest year for which comparable data are available, according to the latest data compiled by the welfare ministry. Meanwhile international marriage has been ...

Police in Tokyo set up barrier-free detention room

Jan 20, 2017

Police in Tokyo set up barrier-free detention room

The Metropolitan Police Department has newly created a barrier-free room at a detention facility for use with suspects in need of nursing care. It is the first barrier-free detention room in Japan, according to the police. The MPD believes that the need for such ...