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Job availability in Japan remains high amid labor crunch

Business / Economy Oct 31, 2017

Job availability in Japan remains high amid labor crunch

Companies continued to face a severe labor shortage in September, with job availability remaining at historic highs, government data showed Tuesday. The job-to-applicant ratio stood at 1.52, unchanged from August, meaning that 152 positions were available for every 100 job seekers. It remained at the ...

What makes a National Treasure?

Art Oct 31, 2017

What makes a National Treasure?

by Matthew Larking

Together, Japan's National Treasures provide a cacophonous ode to the nation and its heritage for its historical, cultural, geographical and stylistic dissonances. Yet, this is the first time in 41 years that 210 such works (or sets) have been displayed en masse. On their own, ...