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Japan to increase support for firms developing caregiver robots

National Aug 22, 2018

Japan to increase support for firms developing caregiver robots

The government will step up support for companies developing caregiver robots with an eye on improving productivity in the field of elderly nursing care amid widespread labor shortages. In its budget request for fiscal 2019, which begins next April, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and ...

Killings and abductions feed frustration in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

World Aug 22, 2018

Killings and abductions feed frustration in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Targeted killings and kidnappings for ransom have for months rattled Syria's Idlib province, with angry residents blaming dominant rebel and jihadi forces for the chaos. Even as the regime says it aims to retake the northwestern province on Turkey's border, its inhabitants are falling victim ...

Editorials Aug 22, 2018

Padding the data on hiring people with disabilities

The revelation of government malpractice in the mandatory employment of people with disabilities should trigger more discussions on what's needed to promote hiring of these people so they can give full play to their potential in the nation's workforce.

Tanaka Isson: Better late than never

Art Aug 22, 2018

Tanaka Isson: Better late than never

by Matthew Larking

Limited success in Tokyo led Tanaka Isson (1908-77) to burn his sketchbooks, sell his house, and move to Oshima, where he lived in near poverty painting in a vibrant style that posthumously captured the nation's heart.

Don Mattingly to manage MLB stars against Samurai Japan

Baseball Aug 22, 2018

Don Mattingly to manage MLB stars against Samurai Japan

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly will lead a team of major league All-Stars against Japan's national team, Samurai Japan, in November. It will be the first time the two sides have met since 2014, ending a drought of visits by the MLB All-Star side. "We are ...

Osaka Toin romps to victory in 100th Koshien final

Baseball Aug 22, 2018

Osaka Toin romps to victory in 100th Koshien final

All but one player in the Osaka Toin starting lineup had at least one hit as it pounced on Kanaashi Nogyo 13-2 in the final of the National High School Baseball Championship on Tuesday. Osaka Toin, which won its fifth Summer Koshien title and eighth ...