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Job-seekers line up for interviews at a job fair in Chinchwad, India, in 2019.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2024
After Cambodia crypto scam, Indians demand more jobs at home
Unemployment is a leading concern in the ongoing general election that ends on June 1.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 21, 2023
As India's population booms, where are its working women?
Economists say that India must not only create more jobs to keep its world-beating growth on track, but also foster employment conditions favorable to women.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 3, 2022
Indian traditions entwine with trees in green drive to revive land
From weddings, births and funerals to festivals such as Holi, plants and trees have become centerpieces of local culture in Rajasthan.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 23, 2022
Millions at risk as India's severe heat wave exposes cooling gaps
Almost 323 million people across India are at high risk from extreme heat and a lack of cooling mechanisms such as fans and refrigerators.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 13, 2022
Indian workers blind to toxic air risks in the world's 'most polluted' city
Bhiwadi — an industrial hub — had the worst air quality of 6,475 cities surveyed for a report published last month.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 10, 2022
'Lost generation' feared as COVID school closures fuel inequality
Without urgent action, many countries around the world could end up without the skilled workers they need for their future development.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Feb 27, 2022
India's LGBTQ+ 'pioneer' state bans abuse and boosts trans rights
Changes to state law in Tamil Nadu could eventually mark a true turning point in socially conservative India, according to campaigners.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Feb 3, 2022
Passport to acceptance? LGBTQ travelers wary about gender-neutral IDs.
While more than a dozen countries have introduced gender-neutral travel documents, some nonbinary and transgender people are reluctant to use them because they fear facing discrimination.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Dec 1, 2021
Same-sex couple fights for right to marry in India
If the couple win their case, India would become the second place in Asia after Taiwan in 2019 to recognize gay marriage.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 24, 2021
Afghan women's faces disappear online and in the street after Taliban takeover
Some have expressed concern that deleting women's pictures for the sake of safety could inadvertently bolster the ideology that was strictly imposed during the Taliban's 1996-2001 rule.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 19, 2021
Afghan women fear for their jobs and daughters' futures
Many Afghan women are taking no chances with the country's new Taliban leaders despite promises they can keep working.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Dec 7, 2018
Race to the bottom? India plans deep dive for seabed minerals
In the 1870 Jules Verne classic "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," underwater explorer Captain Nemo predicted the mining of the ocean floor's mineral bounty: zinc, iron, silver and gold.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 23, 2018
Girl power! India's 'solar gal pals' light up Rajasthan's rural homes
Buffalo trampled over it? Rain drenched it? Child dropped it? No problem! This solar flashlight can endure it all, said Bassi in a pitch to her neighbors in rural India to convince them to power their homes with clean energy instead of polluting fuels.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 27, 2018
'Things have not changed': Mother of gang rape victim backs India's rank as 'most dangerous for women'
The mother of a female student who was gang raped and killed on a Delhi bus more than five years ago supported a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll of experts on Wednesday that ranked India as the world's most dangerous country for women.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 20, 2018
Hiding from traffickers in 'prison-like' tents, Rohingya girls dream of school
Trapped inside "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or sexually harassed, teenage Rohingya girls dream of going to school and playing outside, aid agencies said on Wednesday.

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