910,000 new recruits mark first day at work across Japan

Apr 1, 2016

910,000 new recruits mark first day at work across Japan

With the start of fiscal 2016 Friday, an estimated 910,000 new recruits marked their first day at work in companies, public offices and organizations across the country. Welcoming ceremonies were held by the central and local governments as well as companies, with Tokyo Gov. ...

Feb 1, 2016

Tokyo to boost hiring to better prepare for 2020 Olympics: NHK

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has reportedly decided to increase how many people it will hire in fiscal 2016 to better prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games. The planned increase of 740 employees marks the largest rise in the Heisei Era, which started in 1989, ...

A guide to disaster survival and good design

Nov 7, 2015

A guide to disaster survival and good design

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‘The medium is the message” — with that famous 1964 phrase, communication theorist Marshall McLuhan emphasized that societies are influenced just as much by a medium as the content it carries. Three years later, McLuhan and graphic designer Quentin Fiore teamed up to create ...

Halloween revelers descend on Shibuya, urged to keep it clean

Oct 31, 2015

Halloween revelers descend on Shibuya, urged to keep it clean

Thousands of revelers dressed up in wild costumes and wearing makeup swarmed Hachiko Square in front of Tokyo’s JR Shibuya Station on Saturday evening to celebrate Halloween. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department mobilized hundreds of riot police for the event this year. Last year, ...

Jan 14, 2015

Avoid undue toll on athletes

Venue changes aimed at reducing the ballooning costs of the 2020 Olympic Games should be made in a manner that does not take an undo toll on the athletes.