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Jul 13, 2014

40% want wives kept out of workforce

Traditional values remain strong as survey shows a significant number of men and women in their 20s to 40s would like husbands to work, and wives to stay at home.

Rola altering DNA of pop culture

Jul 13, 2014

Rola altering DNA of pop culture

In celebrity-obsessed Japan with its conveyor belt of 15-minute stars, fashion icon Rola is blazing a meteoric trail at the forefront of a galaxy of mixed-race stars, changing the DNA of Japanese pop culture. Turn on the TV and there’s no escaping the bubbly ...

Benesse theft traced to temp worker ID at database managing firm

Jul 13, 2014

Benesse theft traced to temp worker ID at database managing firm

Customer information apparently stolen from a group company of Benesse Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest provider of correspondence education for children, was taken using the ID of a contractor, company sources said. Records showed that the information was downloaded by a systems engineer who was ...

Jul 13, 2014

Voting under way for Shiga gubernatorial election

Voters in Shiga Prefecture went to the polls Sunday to elect a new governor from a ballot featuring three newcomers, and following a campaign dominated by nuclear policy and the local economy. The three independent candidates hoping to succeed outgoing Gov. Yukiko Kada are ...

Jul 13, 2014

Abnormally long rainy season ends in Amami

The rainy season has ended in the Amami region off Kyushu, the Meteoroligical Agency said Sunday. Although the season ended in nearby Okinawa on June 26, the annual phenomenon continues in most other parts of Japan. In the Amami islands, part of Kagoshima Prefecture, ...