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New program gives troubled teens a chance at social rehabilitation

Aug 19, 2015

New program gives troubled teens a chance at social rehabilitation

A 16-year-old parolee was sent to a social welfare facility in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward in late July to volunteer for social service as part of his rehabilitation. “Please clean this corridor,” instructed 72-year-old Ritsuko Noda, a probation officer and human rights commissioner representing the ...

Aug 2, 2015

Venue for 2019 Rugby World Cup final still undecided

World Rugby officials are still undecided about where the 2019 World Cup final will be played after the Japanese government scuttled their proposal to stage the match in Tokyo’s new Olympic stadium. The final of the first Rugby World Cup in Asia was supposed ...