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Dec 18, 2014

More struggling to get handle on student loans

by Makoto Nishimura

An increasing number of students are struggling to pay education loans and more than 6,000 lawsuits were filed over the fallout in the 2013 academic year alone. Kazuya Fujishima, 29, a graduate student at Hokkaido University, owes some ¥10 million in an interest-bearing loan ...

Dec 6, 2014

Second batch of children leaves Japan under Hague pact

Two children brought to Japan by their Japanese mother returned to their home in Canada last month under a treaty settling cross-border custody disputes, Foreign Ministry officials said. It was the second departure of children from Japan under the 1980 Hague Convention on the ...