Jan 15, 2016

IOC asks for transcripts suggesting 2020 Olympic bid bribery

The IOC is ready to examine allegations of possible bribery in the bidding for the 2020 Olympics. The Olympic body said Friday it has asked the World Anti-Doping Agency’s independent commission for transcripts from its report on doping and corruption in track and field ...

Okinawa may intensify struggle with Tokyo over Futenma: U.S. think tank

Oct 7, 2015

Okinawa may intensify struggle with Tokyo over Futenma: U.S. think tank

The U.S. Congressional Research Service on Tuesday warned that the battle between the Japanese national and Okinawa prefectural governments over the planned relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma may intensify. “The political contestation between Tokyo and Okinawa over the relocation of Marine ...

Jun 26, 2015

More men taking child care leave: welfare ministry

The welfare ministry on Thursday reported a slight increase in the ratio of men taking child care leave. Men who had gone on leave by Oct. 1, 2014, accounted for 2.30 percent of men surveyed whose wives had given birth during the year to ...