Tokyo's Ueno Zoo reports first Asian elephant pregnancy

Sep 7, 2016

Tokyo's Ueno Zoo reports first Asian elephant pregnancy

An Asian elephant at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo is pregnant in a first for the zoo, which opened in 1882. Zoo officials said the 18-year-old elephant, named Authi, is expected to give birth around June or July. Only 10 births of Asian elephants ...

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 ...