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Akemi Nakamura
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2008
Women's group aims to narrow wage gap
Inspired by the basic principle of equal pay for equal work, a group of working women in Osaka is gearing up to pressure the government to narrow the gap in wages between male and female employees.
JAPAN / MIXED MATCHES
Aug 23, 2008
Long-distance becomes longtime romance
Felix Moesner met Makiko Aikawa in 1991 when he was doing a one-year robotics internship at Toshiba Corp. and a home-stay at her grandmother's house in Yokohama. Then a university student, she often visited after cooking classes at a restaurant nearby.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 20, 2008
Kawasaki's Filipinos form support base
KAWASAKI — When Rosemarie Salvio began taking care of children at the Fureai-kan public welfare facility in Kawasaki in 1997, Filipino mothers started showing up to talk with her.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 19, 2008
Are '70s landmarks savable?
Standing along Tokyo's Omote-sando Dori leading up to Meiji Shrine, the glassy, glittering, five-story Hanae Mori Building has been a landmark in the swanky Aoyama shopping district for 30 years.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2008
Filipinos visit lawmakers in quest for citizenship
Sixteen Filipinos whose fathers or husbands were Japanese men who had moved to the Philippines before and during the war asked lawmakers Tuesday in Tokyo for help obtaining Japanese citizenship.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jul 8, 2008
Japan's last frontier took time to tame, cultivate image
Hokkaido, where the Group of Eight summit is taking place in Toyako, is known for its hot springs, ski resorts, seafood and magnificent scenery.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 5, 2008
Only world-record-setting Japanese plane remembered
On the evening of May 15, 1938, the Koken Long Range Monoplane, known as the Kokenki in Japan, landed on a runway in Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture, to great public acclaim.
Japan Times
JAPAN / G8 COUNTDOWN
Jul 4, 2008
NGOs worried Africa will get short shrift
When the fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Yokohama drew to a close May 30, Sayaka Funada-Classen, leader of a Tokyo-based nongovernmental organization, felt the years of engagement with the government had partly paid off.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 18, 2008
Death sentences on the increase
Tuesday's hangings of serial killer Tsutomu Miyazaki and two other inmates come at a time when courts are more inclined to mete out capital punishment.
Japan Times
JAPAN / RETRACING ROUTES
Jun 18, 2008
Returnee from Brazil offers blend of both worlds to Gunma settlers
Second in a series When Shoko Takano opened a Japanese-language school in Oizumi, Gunma Prefecture, in October 1991, Japanese-Brazilians working at local factories flocked in to seek her advice on living in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 14, 2008
Shared goals, IT connect Polish-Japanese couple
Jacek Strakowski from Poland and Mai Usami from Tokyo have information technology to thank for bringing and keeping them together.
JAPAN
Jun 13, 2008
NHK censorship ruling reversed
The Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling Thursday, dismissing a suit filed by a women's rights group that demanded NHK and two production companies pay compensation for altering the content of a documentary on Japan's wartime sexual slavery.
JAPAN
Jun 10, 2008
Experts ponder whether Kato felt disenfranchised from society
The deadly stabbing rampage Sunday in Tokyo's Akihabara district stunned the nation, but experts said the carnage was just another example of a young man unhappy with his lot in society.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2008
Rx for sick tourists: Add medical interpreters
When visitors to Japan fall ill, finding a doctor who can communicate with them in their mother tongue can be a difficult task.
Japan Times
Reference / Special Presentations / WITNESS TO WAR
Jun 6, 2008
Women's postwar triumph recalled
19th in a series
Japan Times
JAPAN / Q&A
May 22, 2008
New insurance plan ups burden on 'later-stage' seniors
Following are questions and answers about the new health insurance plan the government introduced in April for people aged 75 and above:
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 22, 2008
Health costs of aged at a premium
Mitsue Nozaki has enjoyed a comfortable life as a senior living on a pension for the 15 years since she retired from a major company, where she had worked for about 40 years.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 5, 2008
Nobel Peace Prize winner hits moves to change Article 9
CHIBA — Altering the war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution could threaten the safety of Asian people and trigger a regional arms race, Nobel laureate Mairead Corrigan-Maguire told a symposium Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 4, 2008
Article 9 hailed on Constitution's birthday
Marking the 61st anniversary of the enforcement of the postwar Constitution, hundreds of people gathered Saturday in Tokyo's Hibiya Park to call for keeping Article 9, which renounces war.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 2, 2008
'Forest therapy' taking root
For stressed-out workers, this may someday be a doctor's prescription: Walk around in the woods.

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