Dec 8, 2016

26.6% of working population hit by harassment: poll

A quarter of people aged 20 to 60 have experienced some sort of harassment, with the largest number tormented at work, a survey by an insurance consultancy says. Tokyo-based IRRC Corp.’s online survey of 400 men and women in October showed that 213, or ...

'Japanese wine' output leans toward white: survey

Nov 29, 2016

'Japanese wine' output leans toward white: survey

Unlike other countries where they make more red wine than white, wineries in Japan produced more white wine in fiscal 2015 in terms of products using only domestically grown grapes, a National Tax Agency survey has shown. The reason for this, said Hiroshi Ito, ...

Majority of Japanese believe nation's economy is tanking: poll

Nov 13, 2016

Majority of Japanese believe nation's economy is tanking: poll

A majority of Japanese think the country’s economy is worsening due to slumping consumer spending and stagnant wage increases, according to results of a nationwide poll published Sunday by local newspapers. In the survey conducted Nov. 5 and 6, 58 percent said they think ...

Japan surveys hot springs in bid to prevent hydrogen sulfide poisoning

Nov 10, 2016

Japan surveys hot springs in bid to prevent hydrogen sulfide poisoning

The Environment Ministry has started a fact-finding survey of hot springs facilities across the country to prevent hydrogen sulfide poisoning accidents. The ministry has sent questionnaires to municipalities asking about the current practice of measuring hydrogen sulfide concentration levels in indoor bathing areas at ...

Majority of toilets in Japanese schools are squat toilets: survey

Nov 10, 2016

Majority of toilets in Japanese schools are squat toilets: survey

Western-style toilets remain less common than squat toilets at public elementary and junior high schools in Japan despite concerns that Japanese squat toilets are causing many children to delay using them, a national survey released Thursday said. Of the roughly 1.4 million toilets at ...