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Disaster casualty certificates slowed by staff shortages in Kumamoto

May 1, 2016

Disaster casualty certificates slowed by staff shortages in Kumamoto

The issuance of disaster victim certificates in Kumamoto Prefecture is being slowed by staffing shortages at various municipalities. The certificates are needed to receive financial support for housing in quake-hit areas. Since the first quake struck on April 14, the capital has received nearly ...

May 1, 2016

Bhutan's leader pushes for new economic proposals beyond ODA

Bhutan’s prime minister says his country wants to build a cooperative economic relationship with Japan beyond the current ties based on conventional official developmental assistance. “Your friendship matters a lot and has helped Bhutan grow,” Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said in an exclusive interview ...

Idols put Band-Aids on fragile male egos

| Apr 30, 2016

Idols put Band-Aids on fragile male egos

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Two cities in Tottori Prefecture have set up a facility called the Tottori Deai Support Center, which is a kind of matchmaking service for young residents. In December it published a pamphlet to help people looking for mates better understand what the opposite sex ...