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Visitors take photos of a tunnel of roses at Yokohama English Garden on Wednesday in Yokohama.
JAPAN / Society
Jul 18, 2024
Japan’s summer travel spending soars despite economic pressures
Households plan to spend the most in six years this summer as more people aim to travel despite rising inflation and a weakening yen.
The Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance headquarters in Tokyo. The insurer isn't interested in buying Japan’s superlong sovereign bonds until yields start rising.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 16, 2024
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance to avoid Japan sovereign bonds for now
Japanese life insurers are the main buyer of bonds due in more than 10 years and typically increase purchases toward the end of the fiscal year.
Gender-neutral names were more popular for Japanese babies born in 2023, a survey has found.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 5, 2023
Popularity of gender-neutral Japanese names rose in 2023
The annual ranking by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance, released Monday, showed that unisex names have risen in popularity.
Nippon Life Insurance will focus purchases on 30-year JGBs, with the current yield of above 1.8% "good in terms of absolute level," a representative for the insurer said at a recent briefing.
BUSINESS / Markets
Oct 27, 2023
Japan's life insurers to boost JGB buying but wary of policy shift
Nippon Life, Dai-Ichi Life and Meiji Yasuda Life were among those who said they aimed to buy the longest-dated JGBs amid the highest yields in a decade.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 27, 2022
Citing pandemic, seven Japanese life insurers incur April-September loses
Insurance payments ballooned as life insurers distributed hospitalization benefits to a wide range of policyholders infected with the coronavirus.
Japan Times
Dec 14, 2020
Major Japan life insurers shun investing in nuclear weapons-linked firms
The restraint shown by the life insurers reflects a growing trend toward valuing environmental, social and other such factors in making investment decisions.
Japan Times
Sep 2, 2020
Half of people in Japan feel healthier now than before pandemic
Many said they had adopted better routines after being asked to stay at home.
Japan Times
Sep 4, 2017
Majority of single Japanese men in their 30s have never had relationship with marriage prospects, poll shows
Nearly 2 in 3 single men in their 30s who had never been married have not been in a relationship they thought might lead to getting hitched, a recent online poll showed.
Japan Times
Jul 28, 2017
Japanese to stay at home this summer as economic worries and smaller bonuses dent budgets
While many Japanese dream of spending weeks on vacation to get away from their homes and offices, many are likely to settle for more modest getaways this summer amid the ongoing uncertainties in the economy.
Japan Times
Apr 23, 2017
Woolsey thrives on day of romance as Seagulls thrash Pirates in Pearl Bowl
Sunday turned out to be a memorable day for Obic rookie quarterback Ikaika Woolsey. The same could be said for veteran defensive line Byron Beatty Jr.
Japan Times
Nov 17, 2016
Survey sees surge in 'secret savings' of married Japanese, with wives on top
The average amount of savings secretly accumulated by married women in 2016 was ¥1.47 million, rising by more than ¥200,000 from the year before, according to a survey by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 24, 2015
Meiji Yasuda to buy StanCorp insurance group in ¥624 billion deal
One of the biggest takeovers of an overseas company by a Japanese life insurer, the move is part of the Tokyo-based company's broader overseas expansion plans.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 26, 2013
Meiji will buy 15% of Thai Life Insurance
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co., the nation's third-biggest life insurer, said it agreed to buy a 15 percent stake in closely held Thai Life Insurance PCL to meet rising demand in the Southeast Asian nation.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 17, 2013
Meiji Yasuda angling for 15% of Thai insurer
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co. is in the final stages of talks to acquire a 15 percent stake in Thai Life Insurance Co. in what would be one of the biggest investments ever in Asia by a Japanese life insurer, sources said Wednesday.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals