National Mar 24, 2014

Father haunted by memories of son who perished

Ryo Shibuya, one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the town of Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture, lost his 2-year-old son Ayumu in the 2011 tsunami. The boy was one of three children from a public nursery school who died when the car they were fleeing ...

Nursery school push hobbled by lack of workers

National | WEDGE Mar 9, 2014

Nursery school push hobbled by lack of workers

Many government-certified nursery schools are scheduled to open in April, but some are questioning whether some of them actually will open their doors on time. The concern stems from two factors. The first is the shortage of construction workers amid strong demand as a result ...

National Nov 29, 2013

Kochi to merge three nurseries — on higher ground

The Kochi Prefectural Government plans to combine and relocate three day care centers in Tosashimizu that are at risk of being hit by tsunami in the event of a massive Nankai Trough quake, Gov. Masanao Ozaki said Friday. The decision to relocate the nursery schools ...