Impoverished students march for ¥1,500 minimum wage

/ Jun 15, 2017

Impoverished students march for ¥1,500 minimum wage

A student-led movement is campaigning to raise Japan’s minimum wage and improve the lives of low-income workers as many continue struggling just to meet basic needs despite toiling for long hours.Some 1,500 people took to the streets of Tokyo’s bustling Shinjuku district in mid-April ...

Young adults less inclined to wed, have kids as economy sinks: poll

Nov 7, 2016

Young adults less inclined to wed, have kids as economy sinks: poll

Fewer people in their 20s hope to marry and have a child, according to the latest National Institution for Youth Education survey.“The issues of economic disparity and poverty seem to dampen” young people’s interest in starting families, said Yoichi Akashi, director of the institution’s ...

Mar 29, 2016

Youth orchestra from Fukushima makes U.S. debut

An ensemble of young Japanese musicians founded in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster is making its U.S. debut in Boston.The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta will perform April 3 at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Senior musicians from Japan, ...