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Reforms neglect nursing care problems

| Mar 12, 2016

Reforms neglect nursing care problems

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In recent weeks, there have been two major news stories related to the issue of senior nursing care. In one, the Supreme Court reversed a Nagoya High Court ruling that ordered a 94-year-old woman to compensate JR Tokai for damages caused in 2007 by ...

Peeling back the layers of money politics

| Feb 20, 2016

Peeling back the layers of money politics

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Last week the Asahi Shimbun reported on the relationship between Japan’s larger corporations and the Liberal Democratic Party. Since regaining power in 2012, the LDP announced it would cut corporate taxes at rates that are twice those proposed by the previous Democratic Party of ...

Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl 50 ads

Feb 8, 2016

Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl 50 ads

From a strange creature called “Puppymonkeybaby” to a tear-inducing Audi spot, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to heartfelt messages. On advertising’s biggest night, Chrysler celebrated Jeep with an ad featuring black-and-white portraits of veterans, kids and pop icons. ...