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More of Japan's non-Japanese are living on welfare

National May 7, 2018

More of Japan's non-Japanese are living on welfare

by Magdalena Osumi

The number of non-Japanese here relying on social welfare has grown significantly over the past decade, a labor ministry official said Monday, as the elderly in their ranks increase at a rapid pace. A monthly average of 47,058 households with at least one non-Japanese member ...

Nissan to withdraw from diesel vehicle market in Europe

Business / Corporate May 7, 2018

Nissan to withdraw from diesel vehicle market in Europe

Nissan Motor Co. has decided to exit the diesel-powered vehicle market in Europe, according to sources. The Japanese automaker made the decision in light of strict environmental regulations in Europe, and aims to focus its resources on the development of electric vehicles, the sources said ...

Caution urged as Okinawa measles outbreak spreads

Reference | FYI May 7, 2018

Caution urged as Okinawa measles outbreak spreads

by Mizuho Aoki

Measles cases are spreading in Okinawa, with the reported number of patients exceeding 90 in just over a month, prompting the prefecture last month to warn that visiting the resort islands may be not advisable for infants and pregnant women. The measles outbreak is believed ...

Editorials May 7, 2018

Reject U.S. trade unilateralism

Japan has rightly fended off U.S. demands to open bilateral negotiations and has filled the leadership vacuum Washington created by withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. That sober and deliberate approach must be maintained.

Sagan end winless run with victory over S-Pulse

Soccer / J. League May 7, 2018

Sagan end winless run with victory over S-Pulse

Sagan Tosu won their first J. League first-division game since March 31, beating Shimizu S-Pulse 3-1 on Sunday. Riki Harakawa, Yuji Ono and An Yong-woo scored for Sagan, who moved off the bottom of the J1 table with the win at rain-soaked Best Amenity Stadium. Harakawa ...

Yoshinori Muto goal helps Mainz secure top-flight survival

Soccer May 7, 2018

Yoshinori Muto goal helps Mainz secure top-flight survival

Forward Yoshinori Muto helped secure Mainz's survival in the German top-tier on Saturday by scoring in the team's 2-1 victory at Borussia Dortmund. After Bote Baku opened the scoring for Mainz in the fourth minute, Muto doubled the lead with his eighth goal of the ...