Poll finds 5.7% and 4.1% of junior and senior high school students, respectively, take care of family members, including younger siblings, those with disabilities and older relatives.
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The poll by a team from Tokyo Medical University found that women and younger generations are less accepting of vaccines.
It remains uncertain if decommissioning of the Fukushima plant can be completed on schedule between 2041 and 2051.
The findings said that if the pandemic worsens, a hand-washing standard of 16 times per day should be advised.
The idea has caught Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's eye at a time when the coronavirus pandemic is stirring worries about job security and social inequality.
Yuichiro Kimoto, president of Unidos Co., sent food to Vietnamese people in need and shouldered the rent for a shelter for people from Vietnam who lost their homes in Japan.
Some youth clubs, sports academics and even professional players have raised their voices to push for reform of the nation's notorious youth baseball culture.
The nation’s tax revenue is expected to end up lower than the record high figure estimated in the fiscal 2020 draft budget.
While Moon stressed the need to resolve outstanding bilateral issues through dialogue, there are no signs of a concession by either side over wartime labor compensation.
Foreign resident Kim Min-joong is expecting his working holiday visa to soon be replaced by a new type Japan introduced in April to bring in more workers. "Two years in school are not enough to master Japanese cuisine. Thanks to the revised law, I believe ...