Year-end parties to be skipped by 88% of firms amid pandemic

Business Nov 19, 2020

Year-end parties to be skipped by 88% of firms amid pandemic

As many as 87.8% of companies in Japan will not hold year-end or new year drinking parties this winter due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, a survey by Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. showed Thursday. By prefecture, the share was highest in Nara, western Japan, at ...

World / Offbeat Jan 4, 2020

Singular 'they' chosen as word of the decade in U.S.

American linguists on Friday chose "they" as their word of the decade, recognizing the growing use of third-person plural pronouns as a singular form to refer to people who identify their sex as neither entirely male nor entirely female. Separately, the American Dialect Society bestowed ...