Sep 25, 2016

Yahoo Japan eyes four-day workweek for all its employees

Yahoo Japan Corp. is considering introducing a four-day workweek for all its 5,800 employees, sources have revealed. The subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. plans to implement the system in stages over several years, but wages under the new system have not been determined, the ...

Disney pulls Polynesian costume following criticism

Sep 22, 2016

Disney pulls Polynesian costume following criticism

Disney said Wednesday it would no longer sell a boy’s costume for a Polynesian character that some Pacific Islanders have compared to blackface. The getup depicts Maui — a revered figure in Polynesian oral traditions and viewed by some Pacific Islanders as an ancestor ...

Mar 26, 2016

Ten thousand rabbits shot in New Zealand Easter hunt

Hunting for chocolate eggs is popular Easter event, but in New Zealand it was bunnies in the firing line at an annual rabbit-shooting event in one district where they are regarded as pests. Ten thousand rabbits were shot by more than 300 hunters in ...

Dec 25, 2015

Chiba government workers get longer year-end break

The municipal government of Chiba held an end-of-year ceremony for its workers on Friday, three days earlier than last year, so more government officials can take a longer holiday — as long as nine consecutive days for some, starting Saturday. The city said that, ...