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Abe may try to address unequal pay

Aug 19, 2016

Abe may try to address unequal pay

The government might try to raise pay for nonregular workers to about 80 percent of that earned by regular employees as part of efforts to live up to the concept of equal pay for equal work, officials said. The government plans to launch an ...

Commuters fight back against groping

Jul 30, 2016

Commuters fight back against groping

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Takako Tonooka’s life at high school did not start out the way she had anticipated. On the very first day she attended class, she was groped on the train — and that was only the beginning of her nightmare. For a year and a ...

Japan Inc. tiptoes onto LGBT bandwagon

Jul 28, 2016

Japan Inc. tiptoes onto LGBT bandwagon

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Businesses are increasingly showing support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as Japan comes to acknowledge LGBT needs and concerns. Companies are sponsoring parades, gatherings and other events that aim to draw attention to LGBT people and the issues they face. Japan Airlines ...