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For Maiko Takahashi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Elderly women to bear the brunt of Japan's spending cuts

National Sep 2, 2018

Elderly women to bear the brunt of Japan's spending cuts

As Japanese society ages and the government cuts social welfare spending, older women are bracing for the impact. "The only people who can enjoy living until 100 are those who have enough money and family," said Setsuko Betsui, a 78-year-old woman living in Saitama, who ...

Uniqlo finds success abroad, downplays trade war risk

Business Jul 13, 2018

Uniqlo finds success abroad, downplays trade war risk

Fast Retailing Co. shares climbed the most since January on signs that the retailer's steady expansion in overseas markets, now headlined by the face of Roger Federer, is bearing fruit even in the face of risks from an escalating trade dispute. The Uniqlo operator drew ...

Chiba Prefecture businesses push for casino resort

Business Jun 1, 2018

Chiba Prefecture businesses push for casino resort

The list of regions battling for a coveted spot for the development of casino resorts ranges from Osaka to Hokkaido. And you can add Mickey Mouse's neighborhood to the list of possibilities. Chiba Prefecture, home to Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea, is gaining attention, with proponents ...