Wealth gap dividing relationships

Jan 5, 2015

Wealth gap dividing relationships

by Bernard Condon

When Jayson Seaver thinks about why he makes so much money while some Americans can’t catch a break, he thinks of the sacrifices he has made, the jobs he worked to pay for college, the 12-hour days he spends at the office now. And ...

In Japan, the 'collapse of the family' is old news

Jul 14, 2014

In Japan, the 'collapse of the family' is old news

by Kaori Shoji

One of the things the Japanese media love to discuss is kazoku no hōkai (家族の崩壊, collapse of the family) — an evergreen topic that’s been around since the late 1960s, a time when most urban Japanese families could first afford a television. Academics and ...

Jul 10, 2014

Boy dies in Nagano mudslide, after record downpour

A boy was killed in a mudslide caused by torrential rain in Nagiso, Nagano Prefecture, on Wednesday, local police and firefighters said. According to the prefectural government and other authorities, the mudslide occurred at a tributary of the Kiso River in the late afternoon, ...