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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 ...

Nov 27, 2014

Toyota looking to boost pool of female engineers

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday that it will set up a foundation with its nine group companies soon, possibly in late December, with an eye to increasing the number of female engineers in the manufacturing industry. The program will take aim at high school ...

Experts urge Japan to step up dementia care

Nov 14, 2014

Experts urge Japan to step up dementia care

Japan’s graying population means that building a strong framework for dementia care is among the country’s most pressing issues, but experts say there is considerable room for improvement. “Japan’s health care system is highly developed and highly specialized,” said Shekhar Saxena, director of mental ...