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'Workation' concept catching on in overworked Japan

National Sep 20, 2018

'Workation' concept catching on in overworked Japan

Yoshimasa Higashihara, a 35-year-old worker at Japan Airlines Co., worked for half a day at a cafe while he was on vacation in Singapore this year, drafting documents for a corporate event that was scheduled to take place right after he returned from his ...

Jobless rate edges up slightly to 2.4%

Business / Economy Jul 31, 2018

Jobless rate edges up slightly to 2.4%

The unemployment rate edged up in June but remained near the lowest level in a quarter of a century as Japan continued to grapple with a severe labor crunch, government data showed Tuesday. The nationwide jobless rate stood at 2.4 percent, up from 2.2 percent ...