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Disaster zones struggle with issue of saving 3/11 ruins

Mar 13, 2016

Disaster zones struggle with issue of saving 3/11 ruins

Tour guide Tsuyoshi Sawaguchi recently took an 11-member group from Kyushu University around the Taro district in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, to explain the impact of the tsunami that wrecked much of Japan’s northeastern coastline in March 2011. “What is important is protecting your life ...

Mar 9, 2016

U.N. report urges Japan to ban sexual exploitation of schoolgirls

Japan should ban all commercial activity leading to the sexual exploitation of children, a report by a U.N. human rights official said, showing particular concern over the so-called “JK business,” which refers to dating services offered by teenage schoolgirls. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, special rapporteur ...

Mar 9, 2016

LDP eyes allowing more workers from abroad to come to Japan

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party will set up a panel to consider allowing more foreign people to work in the country, officials said Tuesday, in a move designed to address labor shortages stemming from an aging society. Labor shortages are especially serious in sectors ...