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Dec 26, 2014

Capacity of Tokyo's elderly care homes to be boosted

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Thursday it plans to boost the capacity of nursing care facilities in the capital. Ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the metropolitan government will take steps to make the capital more friendly to foreign visitors, it also said ...

Dec 26, 2014

Nasu contractor hired teen for house fallout decontamination work

A construction firm in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, had hired a high school student under 18 part-time to engage in cleaning of a house garden contaminated by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdowns, the municipal government disclosed Thursday. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s guideline ...

Dec 25, 2014

China asks Japan to stay peaceful after Abe wins re-election

A Chinese government official Wednesday renewed a call on Japan to appropriately face its wartime history and pursue peaceful development after Shinzo Abe was re-elected prime minister by the Diet. “A long-term steady and sound development of Sino-Japanese relations serves the fundamental interest of ...