Nagano highlands fertile ground for Filipino interns

National Oct 21, 2019

Nagano highlands fertile ground for Filipino interns

by Reito Kaneko

A Filipino technical intern picks strawberries from elevated beds as he backs down an aisle on a swivel chair in a greenhouse — a common scene in this mountainous area of central Japan known for highland agriculture. Farmers from Benguet, an upland province on Luzon ...

Abe vows to improve Japan's social welfare as population grays

National Sep 20, 2019

Abe vows to improve Japan's social welfare as population grays

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Friday to step up efforts to reform social security as Japan faces a multitude of challenges stemming from its rapidly graying population and low birthrate. "Reform toward social security for all generations is the biggest challenge," Abe said at the ...

Editorials Jul 13, 2019

Regional revitalization goes slow

The government needs to review its regional revitalization efforts over the past five years to see if it's taking the right steps to achieve the intended goal.