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

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

/ 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 ...