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More men joining cabin crews as flight attendants in Japan

National Dec 19, 2018

More men joining cabin crews as flight attendants in Japan

More men are taking jobs as flight attendants in the traditionally female-dominated profession as smaller Japanese airlines actively look to distinguish themselves from their larger domestic rivals. The increasingly physical nature of the work combined with the growing need to deal with unruly or drunk ...

Male smoking rate in Japan falls below 30% for first time

National Sep 12, 2018

Male smoking rate in Japan falls below 30% for first time

The proportion of regular smokers among men age 20 or over in Japan has slipped below 30 percent for the first time since statistics became available in 1986, the health ministry said Tuesday. According to the ministry survey, as of November 2017, the rate of ...

Japanese men turn to parasols to ward off intense summer heat

National Jul 29, 2018

Japanese men turn to parasols to ward off intense summer heat

Parasols — accessories normally associated with women trying to protect their skin from the sun — are proving increasingly popular with men as the nation grapples with one of its hottest summers ever. Parasols have been attracting attention in recent years, but this summer sales ...