Nov 13, 2015

Tax Commission proposes drastic income tax reforms to support the poor

The Tax Commission on Friday proposed drastic income tax reforms, including more progressive taxes, to provide stronger support for low-income and child-rearing households. Selecting a set of key reform issues for future debates, the influential government commission said Japan needs to change the focus ...

Mar 18, 2015

Breastfeeding leads to higher IQ, earnings later: study

People breastfed as infants have higher intelligence scores in adulthood, and higher earnings, according to a study published Wednesday that tracked the development of 3,500 newborns over 30 years. And, critically, the socioeconomic status of mothers appeared to have little impact on breastfeeding results, ...