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SOCIAL

EDITORIALS
Aug 8, 2013
Social welfare reforms
A government panel's report on social welfare reform includes many issues that must be resolved, including how to cut costs without compromising the quality of health care.
JAPAN
Aug 2, 2013
Japan social security reform proposal seeks to double contributions from seniors
A government panel's social security system reform proposal calls for greater contributions from the elderly and high-income earners as well as other reforms to make the system more sustainable.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jul 29, 2013
Cinderella stories inspire women to find their prince on social networking sites
Can a girl actually find her true love on web networks, or are the stories about Social Cinderellas only fairytales?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 24, 2013
Abe seen set to squeeze the poor
Mammoth cuts in welfare benefits starting next month point to the government's desire to skimp on social security and instead boost military capabilities in hopes of fighting alongside the United States, according to veteran lawyer Kenji Utsunomiya.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Jul 20, 2013
Social media becomes stalkers' tool
The first man who knocked on the Fauquier County, Va., woman's door told her they had been emailing and he was there for sex. Shocked and perplexed because they hadn't corresponded, the woman sent him away.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 19, 2013
That's me in the picture: how 'selfies' became a global craze
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Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 12, 2013
To friend, or not Facebook friend your boss?
What would you do if you received a Facebook request to become a "friend" from your boss?
WORLD
Jun 3, 2013
In Britain, a debate over freedom of the tweet
After the recent slaying of a British soldier in a suspected Islamist extremist attack, angry social media users took to Twitter and Facebook, with some dispatching racially and religiously charged comments that got them quickly noticed on the busy boulevards of the Internet.
BUSINESS / Tech
May 22, 2013
Yahoo's Tumblr deal carries risks, rewards
Yahoo has concluded that Tumblr, the social blogging service, is worth a whopping $1.1 billion. Will the bet prove a good one?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 21, 2013
Yahoo OKs $1.1 billion purchase of Tumblr: WSJ
Yahoo Inc.'s board has approved a $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr Inc., a service that hosts 108 million blogs, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing unidentified sources familiar with the matter.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 9, 2013
Huffington in Tokyo for launch of Japanese-language version of HuffPost
The Japanese version of the Huffington Post website aims to encourage reserved Japanese people to participate in online discussions and express themselves, Arianna Huffington, founder of the online media giant, said Wednesday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Apr 7, 2013
The myth of human progress
'The more I see of men,' said Madame de Stael, 'the more I like dogs.' Always excepting the pit bulls and Rottweilers that slather and snap at the heels of yobs, I agree with her.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Mar 17, 2013
Data from 3/11 could save lives if used effectively
As the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake approached, the media again rallied to pay tribute to the tragedy's victims, whether dead or alive. Many of the latter are still in limbo, unsure of their future since the events of that day wiped out much of their past.
LIFE / Digital
Mar 6, 2013
Not even Google will be around forever
Some years ago, when the Google Books project, which aims to digitize all of the world's printed books, was getting under way, the two cofounders of Google were having a meeting with the librarian of one of the universities that had signed up for the plan. At one point in the conversation, the Google...
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 25, 2013
Pay attention to the resiliency of public assets
As a long-term priority, developed countries must build public assets to have the resilience and flexibility to respond to structural change over time.
WORLD / Society
Feb 23, 2013
25% of U.S. teens harassed online by partner
In another mark of the increasingly digital life of teenagers, more than 25 percent of those who dated said their love interests threatened or harassed them online or using texts, according to a new study that is touted as the most comprehensive look at the phenomenon.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 22, 2013
Already a huge hit, Line aims for SNS market
The instant messaging app Line is already dominating the lives of young smartphone users in Japan and has spread rapidly elsewhere in the world, but its developer is eyeing even more aggressive growth.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 16, 2013
Grief gives counselor reason to help others
Breast cancer patients and family members gather in a room on the 10th floor of Tokyo Kyosai Hospital to sit down and share their troubles, while Kaori Osawa, a medical social worker, acts as moderator and answers questions.
LIFE / Lifestyle
Feb 4, 2013
Extroverts fail, and introverts flounder, but the rest of us will probably succeed
Spend a day with any leader in any organization, and you'll quickly discover that the person you're shadowing, whatever his or her official title or formal position, is actually in sales. These leaders are often pitching customers and clients, of course. But they're also persuading employees, convincing...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Feb 4, 2013
Puppy Bowl grows in leaps, bounds
When reporters from The New Yorker, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," "Good Morning America," The Associated Press and The Washington Post, have all converged upon one event, it must be important. An appearance by the president. A press conference about dignified matters, with plenty of throat-clearing...

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