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Japan modernizing workplace conditions to lure new mothers back

National Mar 29, 2018

Japan modernizing workplace conditions to lure new mothers back

by Noriko Inoue

With Japan's demographic challenges causing a workforce crunch that is proving difficult for companies to overcome, many are now offering flexible conditions to allow new mothers to return to full-time careers while maintaining their work-family balance. More women, afraid their careers will stagnate while they ...

Amid labor crunch, firms woo graduates' parents to outdo rivals

Business Apr 6, 2017

Amid labor crunch, firms woo graduates' parents to outdo rivals

As job openings outnumber job-seekers in Japan, graduates looking for employment have an upper hand. As a result, more firms are trying to woo their parents through seminars and home visits to get ahead of rivals. While students are keen to respect their parents' opinions ...

Bereaved father finds solace in figurine of daughter

Business / Tech May 10, 2016

Bereaved father finds solace in figurine of daughter

A father's grief over the loss of his daughter has spawned a new industry: figurines of deceased relatives made with 3-D printing. The work of an Osaka-based printing company, the models are already proving popular and are helping families recover from bereavement. A plaster figure of ...