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Jul 1, 2015

Number of households on welfare in Japan fell in April

The number of households on welfare in Japan decreased 1,534 from the month earlier to 1,620,924 in April, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Wednesday. The number of welfare recipients fell 10,917 to 2,163,414. Both figures had risen in March. The number ...

Jun 26, 2015

More men taking child care leave: welfare ministry

The welfare ministry on Thursday reported a slight increase in the ratio of men taking child care leave. Men who had gone on leave by Oct. 1, 2014, accounted for 2.30 percent of men surveyed whose wives had given birth during the year to ...