Japan firms ramp up efforts to help female workers trying to conceive

Aug 10, 2016

Japan firms ramp up efforts to help female workers trying to conceive

Around 30 female employees from Rohto Pharmaceutical Co. in Osaka are listening intently as Sakae Goto, a fertility specialist, gives a presentation at the drugmaker’s first in-house seminar on the topic. “Eggs start ‘aging’ when (women) reach around 35,” Goto, who runs a fertility ...

Manner mode: Defusing tension on the train

Mar 19, 2016

Manner mode: Defusing tension on the train

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Commuting to and from work during peak hours in Tokyo can be an utterly soul-destroying experience. With passengers jammed in like sardines in a can, the suffocating conditions on many trains can elevate stress levels and cause tempers to fray. Given the sheer number ...

Japanese women will still face 100-day wait to remarry

Mar 8, 2016

Japanese women will still face 100-day wait to remarry

Women will still face a 100-day wait before they can remarry following proposed legal changes approved Tuesday by the Cabinet, a move condemned as discriminatory by a U.N. rights group. The approval by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration, on International Women’s Day, came after ...