Nov 6, 2013

Don't undermine inheritance bill

After weeks of foot-dragging within the conservative ranks, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party finally endorses a bill to strengthen inheritance rights for children born out of wedlock.

All Blacks crush Japan

Nov 2, 2013

All Blacks crush Japan

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All Blacks captain Richie McCaw scored a try and flyhalf Dan Carter kicked 10 points as both players returned from injury to lead New Zealand to a comfortable 54-6 win over Japan on Saturday. Seven different All Blacks ran in eight tries as the ...

China mimics worst of 'Abenomics' at worst time

Nov 2, 2013

China mimics worst of 'Abenomics' at worst time

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If imitation really is the greatest form of flattery, Shinzo Abe should be thrilled the Chinese are copying his “Abenomics” strategy to excite investors. The rest of the world shouldn’t be. China isn’t cribbing the prime minister’s actual blueprint, but his formula of spin ...

Oct 26, 2013

Is job hunting a suicide risk?

The stress of job hunting has become so extreme in recent years that one in five college students contemplates suicide during the job-hunting process, according to a poll taken last summer.

Oct 26, 2013

Teachers add up days of overtime

Teachers at Japanese elementary and secondary schools log an average of 95 hours of overtime per month. It's no wonder some might be falling asleep along with their pupils.

Oct 24, 2013

Mr. Abe's undemocratic secrecy bill

An Abe administration-sponsored bill to protect national security "secrets" will undermine freedom of the press and people's right to know. Diet members should oppose it.