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Fund in the works to reduce child poverty

Apr 3, 2015

Fund in the works to reduce child poverty

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a fund to help alleviate child poverty Thursday, in a country where one in six children is classified as poor. The move follows a law passed by the Diet last year aimed at tackling an issue that critics say ...

Mar 31, 2015

Lawyers draft ordinance to curb hate speech in Osaka

A group of lawyers and citizens has drafted an ordinance to crack down on the spread of hate speech and racist demonstrations in the city of Osaka. The anti-Korean group Zaitokukai recently organized a demonstration in Osaka’s Tsuruhashi district, home to a large population ...