Apr 15, 2015

OECD urges Japan to implement bold structural reforms

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development urged Japan on Wednesday to implement bold structural reforms to boost economic growth and map out a “credible” plan to restore its precarious fiscal health. Noting that the nation’s aging population is likely to weigh on economic ...

China's first museum on filial piety opens

Apr 3, 2015

China's first museum on filial piety opens

What makes a good son or daughter? At China’s first museum dedicated to the topic of filial piety, the answer seems to be: almost superhuman levels of devotion and sacrifice. Respect for family elders has been a cornerstone of Chinese culture for millenniums, but ...

Feb 6, 2015

Tokyo area saw net population gain of 110,000 in '14

People who moved into the Tokyo metropolitan area in 2014 surpassed those who left by a margin of 109,408, the internal affairs ministry said. It was the area’s 19th consecutive gain in annual net population. The net inflow into Tokyo and neighboring prefectures of ...