Apr 10, 2015

Subsidies eyed for companies promoting women's employment

The labor ministry is considering rewarding small and medium-sized companies with subsidies of up to ¥600,000 ($4,997) for achieving numerical and other targets for women’s participation in the workforce, sources said Thursday. Under the draft plan, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare would ...

Hundreds protest against Islamic extremism in rallies around Australia

Apr 4, 2015

Hundreds protest against Islamic extremism in rallies around Australia

Protesters waving Australian flags and carrying signs such as “Yes Australia. No Sharia” rallied around the country on Saturday in events organizers said were against Islamic extremism. The “Reclaim Australia” events drew hundreds of supporters but also triggered counter-rallies from other groups who criticized ...

Racism still a problem at U.S. universities

Apr 4, 2015

Racism still a problem at U.S. universities

Racist incidents are popping up at U.S. colleges and universities, even though students are becoming increasingly vocal in protesting racism and administrators are taking swift, zero-tolerance action against it. This past week alone, Bucknell University in Pennsylvania expelled three students for making racist comments ...