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Akemi Nakamura
JAPAN
Dec 16, 2004
State petitioned to ID bones linked to Unit 731
Scholars and residents of Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, submitted a petition Wednesday to the central government to have a superimposing method used to confirm whether human bones dug up there belong to six wartime prisoners who may have been subject to atrocities committed by the Imperial Japanese Army's infamous...
Dec 16, 2004
State petitioned to ID bones linked to Unit 731
Scholars and residents of Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, submitted a petition Wednesday to the central government to have a superimposing method used to confirm whether human bones dug up there belong to six wartime prisoners who may have been subject to atrocities committed by the Imperial Japanese Army's infamous...
JAPAN
Dec 4, 2004
Foreign English teachers call for fair treatment
About 40 foreign English teachers urged the government Friday to take steps to eradicate the serious problems they face on the job, including low wages and sudden dismissal.
JAPAN
Dec 4, 2004
Push 1970s boomers to breed: white paper
The government should take effective measures targeting people in their late 20s and early 30s over the next five years to reverse Japan's falling birthrate, according to a white paper released Friday.
JAPAN
Dec 2, 2004
Nation's health centers increasingly offering speedy HIV tests
In an effort to reduce the incidence of AIDS in Japan, some public health centers have recently adopted a quick HIV testing regime that officials hope will be an effective tool for early stage detection and containment of the disease.
JAPAN
Nov 26, 2004
Japanese-Latin American internees need redress: trio
Three U.S. activists assisting Japanese-Latin Americans interned during World War II urged Japan and public Thursday to heighten their awareness of the issue and support their quest for more redress from Washington.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 23, 2004
More effort urged to curb youth drug use
The man was 17 when he took speed for the first time, experimenting with a high school friend by inhaling the amphetamine in smoke form.
JAPAN
Nov 18, 2004
Government is urged to offer more help for foreigners with HIV, AIDS
A group of researchers and nongovernmental organizations is urging the government to reinforce support measures for foreigners with HIV or AIDS in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 10, 2004
Suffrage for foreigners gains momentum
After nearly a decade on the back burner, the issue of granting suffrage to foreigners in local-level elections has gained renewed interest due to recent moves by lawmakers.
JAPAN
Nov 4, 2004
Multilingual broadcasting gives support to all disaster survivors
FM Nagaoka in the quake-hit city of Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture, began broadcasting earthquake-information programs in different languages Monday, in a growing trend to provide more emergency services for foreign residents.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 4, 2004
Niigata quake spurs disaster-relief rethink
The powerful earthquakes that hit the Chuetsu region of Niigata Prefecture in October, forcing the evacuation of up to 100,000 people, have jolted prefectural and city governments throughout the nation into reviewing their own disaster countermeasures.
JAPAN
Nov 2, 2004
Private rocketeers start small, think big
When Harunori Nagata launched a 1.6-meter rocket for the third time in March, it was still an experiment.
JAPAN
Nov 1, 2004
Public's sympathy for Koda tempered
The news that hostage Shosei Koda was found dead in Iraq was met with sympathy Sunday on the streets of Tokyo, but for many people interviewed by The Japan Times, the grief was tempered by the belief that the government was right in not succumbing to terrorists.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 23, 2004
An alternative for Alzheimer's sufferers
When Ray Smith learned in 1991 that his wife was suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the former British art dealer took her on a world trip.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 22, 2004
New school in Tokyo opened amid rise in number of Indian residents
An explosion in the number of Indian workers here has prompted a long-term Indian resident of Tokyo to open a school that offers her compatriots' children an opportunity to learn about their cultural heritage.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 1, 2004
Kids tutored on fear-, anger-management
Naoto Araki, a 15-year-old Yokohama high school student, persistently kicked the chair Bill Pozzobon was sitting on, just to make him mad.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 3, 2004
U.S. visa cut pushing translation firm to Asia
A recent cut in the number of U.S. visas given to foreign technical experts has convinced a U.S. translation-services company to expand its business in Japan and other parts of Asia, MultiLing Corp. President Michael Sneddon said in Tokyo this week.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 31, 2004
Unionization now option for part-timers
Working conditions have been declining at many firms in recent years as the economic slump drags on, and especially hard-hit have been those with "temporary" status, as they face falling wages and shortened contracts.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 27, 2004
Board OKs nationalist-bent history text
The Tokyo metropolitan board of education adopted a controversial, nationalist-inspired junior high school history textbook Thursday that critics say glosses over Japan's wartime atrocities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 27, 2004
Board OKs nationalist-bent history text
The Tokyo metropolitan board of education adopted a controversial, nationalist-inspired junior high school history textbook Thursday that critics say glosses over Japan's wartime atrocities.

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