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For Magdalena Osumi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japan's top 2017 buzzwords powered by politics and Instagram

Dec 1, 2017

Japan's top 2017 buzzwords powered by politics and Instagram

Japan's most popular buzzwords of the year reflect the scandals that rocked the political arena and the trend of people eager to shoot photogenic items for social media. One of the winners — announced Friday — for the 2017 U-Can Shingo Ryukogo Taisho (2017 U-Can ...

Nov 27, 2017

Nominees announced for Japan's sixth annual Black Company Awards

Hollywood's bad-film awards are not much more than a joke. But the nominees for Japan's Most Evil Corporation of the Year Award, also known as the Black Company Award, highlighting the ugly side of corporate Japan and its culture, have nothing to laugh about. A group ...

My Number system begins sharing data between government bodies

Nov 13, 2017

My Number system begins sharing data between government bodies

Documents submitted to municipalities can amount to a lot of paperwork, whether it is an application for benefits, a scholarship or for public day care centers. But starting Monday, there may be less paperwork for those who use the My Number identification system as residents' ...