Feb 21, 2014

Fukushima Chinese moms tutor kids

by Yugo Hirano

Chinese women in Sukagawa, Fukushima Prefecture, have formed a group to teach Chinese to half-Japanese and half-Chinese children, while sharing information and promoting interaction on the basis of their experiences following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that ravaged northeastern Japan. Early in February, ...

Jan 22, 2014

Picture book memorializes lost sons

“Thank you for being born to us” — this is a message from two mothers, who each lost a young son in a major disaster, in a picture book they published together this month. In “Yasashii Akari ni Tsutsumarete,” (“Clad in a Gentle Light”), ...

Aichi tries to hang on to female doctors

| Apr 13, 2013

Aichi tries to hang on to female doctors

Starting from April, female doctors with children at Fujita Health University Hospital in Toyoake, Aichi Prefecture, who need shorter working hours to care for their young will have the option of working 20 or 30 hours a week, instead of the regular 40 hours. ...