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JAPAN
Dec 30, 2015
Labor specialist suspended for online post on ways to depress workers
A certified legal specialist on labor and social security matters has been suspended from a professional association in Aichi Prefecture after posting tips online about ways to make employees suffer depression.
EDITORIALS
Dec 25, 2015
Budgeting ahead of an election
The Abe administration appears to be sacrificing budgetary discipline in favor of doling out pork ahead of the Upper House election.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 25, 2015
24 killed as fire engulfs Saudi hospital ICU, maternity ward; safety lapses alleged
A fire tore through the intensive care unit and the maternity ward of a Saudi hospital before dawn on Thursday, killing at least 24 people and injuring 123, officials said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Dec 24, 2015
Japan's draft budget a firm move against fiscal headwinds
The record ¥96.7 trillion draft budget for fiscal 2016 is by many measures a feat, a key push in the government's efforts to cut spending.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 21, 2015
Former Line CEO's new venture aims to track the pulse of world fashion with smartphone videos
Having already spent time in the limelight as the CEO of Line Corp., Akira Morikawa has now started a new venture that targets would-be fashionistas and connoisseurs of popular culture.
BUSINESS
Dec 18, 2015
Abe's Cabinet OKs ¥3.5 trillion extra budget to support economy
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet approved an extra budget Friday worth ¥3.5 trillion for this fiscal year through March to bolster the economy through enhanced welfare services and a more competitive farm sector.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Dec 18, 2015
A promotional force to be reckoned with
'Star Wars' mania has hit a fever pitch in Japan as one cannot go anywhere without seeing merchandise or advertisements for the new movie, the long-awaited seventh installment in the series. Here are just a few of the out-of-this-world merchandise and promotions for 'The Force Awakens.'
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Dec 17, 2015
The Force is strong with Japanese 'Star Wars' fans
This week the new 'Star Wars' film will hit Japanese theaters at the same time as the rest of the world. With a 10-year gap since the last movie, all of Japan's promotion and hype has awoken many dormant fans who have spent the last few weeks posting their DIY passion projects on social media.
JAPAN
Dec 15, 2015
Libel cases involving Twitter posts on rise in Japan
Japan has seen dozens of libel cases involving Twitter posts in the past two years, with some users taking over others' accounts and posting content that tarnishes the reputations of the real users.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 11, 2015
State retirement communities, aimed at luring elderly from cities, take shape in Japan
Ten to 20 cities and towns will be named next year as sites for a state program to create new retirement communities for Japan's rapidly graying populace.
Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Dec 6, 2015
Entrepreneur envisions world where elderly care is fulfilling work for young people
Amid the government's fight with the issue of Japan's aging society, and concerns over whether it can truly cope with the problems involved — including worker shortages in the nursing care sector — one young entrepreneur may have found the key.
JAPAN
Dec 3, 2015
Local assemblyman urged to resign after calling gay people 'abnormal'
A local assembly in Kanagawa Prefecture passed a resolution Thursday urging a 71-year-old assemblyman to resign immediately for calling gay people "abnormal" on social media.
EDITORIALS
Dec 1, 2015
Abe's new package lacks road map
The prime minister's package to boost social programs is ambitious on paper, but lacks a plan to turn it into reality.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 1, 2015
No time to waste in preparing for retirement
As societies around the world prepare for swelling numbers of retirees, the policy challenge will be to ensure the financial sustainability of pension systems.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 1, 2015
Plaintiffs across Japan charge that My Number ID system is unconstitutional
About 150 people file complaints with district courts across the nation calling on the government to cease using their My Number identification codes, saying the system will violate their right to privacy.
EDITORIALS
Nov 28, 2015
New ways to reduce child abuse
While an expert panel looks for better ways to protect children, the government needs to look into the basic issue of how to eliminate the potential seeds of abuse in the first place.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2015
Florida 'Facebook killer' guilty of second-degree murder
A jury on Wednesday found a Florida man guilty of second-degree murder after he killed his wife and posted a photo of her blood-spattered body on Facebook.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 18, 2015
Activist hackers battle Islamic State in cyberspace
Islamic State sympathizers using social media to spread propaganda and recruit fighters are drawing an increasing amount of return fire from activists who have been knocking some sites offline and infiltrating others.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 17, 2015
Dad in Japan arrested for forcing 2-year-old son to smoke cigarette
The father of a 2-year-old boy and his girlfriend have been arrested for child abuse after he posted a video on Facebook that showed him forcing the boy to inhale directly from a cigarette.
WORLD / Society
Nov 16, 2015
Paris attack, calls to cover other tragedies spur Facebook to boost use of Safety Check
During the horrific attacks in Paris, Facebook Inc. made a tool available for people in the area to let friends know they were safe. Safety Check had never been enacted for something that wasn't a natural disaster, and as the death toll rose Friday, the company garnered praise for acting fast.

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