Aug 21, 2014

220 mostly female minors warned against online solicitation

Warnings against online misconduct were issued to 220 minors under 18 in the first half of the year, the National Police Agency reported Thursday. The warnings covered activity ranging from paid sex and dates to underwear sales, and 102 were involved in prostitution or ...

Aug 20, 2014

Japan securities industry trying to attract youth for NISA

The securities industry is stepping up financial education for young people to promote the NISA small-lot, tax-free investment program introduced in January. The moves are intended to attract newbie investors and future customers. The Japan Securities Dealers Association plans to utilize Saturday classes at ...

Aug 7, 2014

65% of university grads in full-time jobs, ministry says

Nearly 66 percent of all university students who graduated in spring had found full-time jobs as of May 1, the education ministry said in a report released Thursday. In addition, truancy climbed at elementary and junior high schools while elementary and junior high schools ...

May 28, 2014

Young people not interested in overseas work

Japanese youth are less interested in working abroad than those in other Asian economies, according to a private survey. Only 12 percent of Japanese surveyed responded that they want to work overseas in the future, the lowest percentage among nine economies in Asia. Apart ...

Nov 13, 2013

Thyroid cancers up in Fukushima

by Mizuho Aoki

Screening of Fukushima residents who were 18 or younger at the time of the 2011 nuclear disaster had found 26 confirmed and 32 suspected cases of thyroid cancer as of Sept. 30, the Fukushima Prefectural Government says.

Project prods jobless young to test strengths

Jun 21, 2013

Project prods jobless young to test strengths

by Tomohiro Osaki

Only two years after establishing a company in 2005, young entrepreneur Yujun Wakashin found himself in an unexpected predicament: his co-founder and employees ganged up on him, ousting him from his own firm. Was there disagreement over management policies? No. It was because Wakashin, ...

'Chocolate project' teaches kids volunteerism

May 2, 2013

'Chocolate project' teaches kids volunteerism

by Mami Maruko

Most Japanese teens have little exposure to issues of worldwide poverty or the volunteerism that seeks to end it. Unlike in the United States and Europe, where youths are introduced to volunteerism at a fairly young age, children here rarely have the opportunity to ...