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More of Japan's non-Japanese are living on welfare

May 7, 2018

More of Japan's non-Japanese are living on welfare

The number of non-Japanese here relying on social welfare has grown significantly over the past decade, a labor ministry official said Monday, as the elderly in their ranks increase at a rapid pace. A monthly average of 47,058 households with at least one non-Japanese member ...

Tohoku struggling to get piece of Japan's tourism boom

Apr 11, 2018

Tohoku struggling to get piece of Japan's tourism boom

Japan may be experiencing a swell of foreign tourists, but not all areas of the country are reaping the rewards. The Tohoku region is still struggling to carve out a slice of the growing tourism pie, leading tour operators and local businesses to take new ...

Futuristic, traditionally attired superheroes selected as Tokyo 2020 mascots

Feb 28, 2018

Futuristic, traditionally attired superheroes selected as Tokyo 2020 mascots

Tokyo 2020 organizers unveiled Wednesday the official mascots for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, based on a futuristic vision of the world with the two characters decked out in traditional blue-checkered and a pink cherry-blossom-theme attire, respectively. "(These designs) embody tradition, the future, cuteness and ...