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Jun 24, 2016

Tokyo assembly cancels Rio Olympics trips over costs

The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly on Friday canceled scheduled trips to Rio de Janeiro to observe the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer as their costs are likely to be much higher than expected. The move comes days after the resignation of Tokyo Gov. Yoichi ...

Internships in Japan dogged by recruiting, cheap labor suspicions

Jun 24, 2016

Internships in Japan dogged by recruiting, cheap labor suspicions

Part of Hideyuki Morimoto’s internship at U.S. chemical giant DuPont’s branch in Tochigi Prefecture involved preparing an experiment on engineering plastic. Although his mentor was watching over him, he still felt pressure to perform. “Unlike studying, if I make a mistake, it would cause ...