Cafe caters to mentally disabled

Jun 19, 2014

Cafe caters to mentally disabled

A cafe in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward has become a place where adults with developmental disabilities can find their own space and share their problems. Necco Cafe was opened in September 2011 by an organization that helps people with developmental disabilities find jobs and their ...

May 22, 2014

Businesses embrace siestas to improve efficiency

A number of businesses across the nation are beginning to embrace the belief that napping in the afternoon can help boost efficiency at work. In a March announcement, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry recommended that workers take a nap of up to half ...

Mar 27, 2014

Ehime resident hopes to heal with island cafe

A man from Ehime Prefecture opened a cafe last May on a tiny uninhabited island near the city of Matsuyama, in what he described as an attempt to bring one of his favorite childhood haunts back to life. Visiting the island, locally known as ...

Cafes, hotels power up to draw 'nomad workers'

Sep 26, 2013

Cafes, hotels power up to draw 'nomad workers'

Cafe chains and hotels are adapting to the growing population of “nomad workers” using mobile devices to work outside the office. A Renoir coffee shop near Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station is well known for such workers, thanks to its 20 power outlets provided specifically for ...