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Sep 6, 2016

Hyogo city to set up makeshift eateries for needy children

The city of Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture, will set up makeshift eateries to provide meals for disadvantaged children in cooperation with neighborhoods, officials said Tuesday. The service, commonly known as “children’s diners,” provides food for free or at a low price for children from low-income, ...

Sep 1, 2016

Koike backs idea of foreign housekeepers in special zones

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says the metropolitan government should allow foreigners to conduct housekeeping services in strategic deregulation zones authorized by the Japanese government. The proposal is expected to be approved by the government soon. “In terms of tapping more female power, (the services) ...

Abe may try to address unequal pay

Aug 19, 2016

Abe may try to address unequal pay

The government might try to raise pay for nonregular workers to about 80 percent of that earned by regular employees as part of efforts to live up to the concept of equal pay for equal work, officials said. The government plans to launch an ...