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For Ayai Tomisawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Women fight maternity harassment in the shadow of 'Abenomics'

National Sep 25, 2014

Women fight maternity harassment in the shadow of 'Abenomics'

When Sayaka Osakabe returned to work after a second miscarriage, one of the first questions her boss asked was whether she was having sex again. Despite laws guaranteeing equal opportunity and a near parity of sexes attending university, Japanese women have yet to gain an ...

Pigeon's quest for the perfect nipple

Business / Corporate May 29, 2014

Pigeon's quest for the perfect nipple

In a quiet side room at Pigeon Corp.'s spacious R&D facility north of Tokyo, researchers are on a high-tech quest to perfect a baby's bottle nipple that replicates that of a breast-feeding mother. Pigeon, founded almost 60 years ago, sells about 100 million bottle teats ...