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Aug 2, 2015

Insect repellent clothes now popular

Insect repellent casual clothing is growing in popularity in Japan, with retailers introducing new products one after another to help customers protect against insect-borne diseases. Their popularity rocketed after the first domestic infections of dengue fever, transmitted by tiger mosquitoes, in about 70 years ...

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

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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 ...