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

National 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

National 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 ...