Foreign part-timers at Japan's convenience stores rising

Sep 18, 2017

Foreign part-timers at Japan's convenience stores rising

The number of non-Japanese part-time workers employed at the three major convenience store chain operators reached about 44,000 in August, a major increase from just 10 years ago. The figure, an estimate based on data provided from franchised outlets of Seven Eleven Japan Co., FamilyMart ...

Princess Kako heading to University of Leeds in September

Apr 24, 2017

Princess Kako heading to University of Leeds in September

Princess Kako, a granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, will study at the University of Leeds in Britain from this September to June next year as an exchange student, the Imperial Household Agency said. The 22-year-old princess, the second daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, has ...

Apr 24, 2017

Police fire at student protesters in Indian Kashmir

Police fired into a crowd of stone-throwing students in Indian Kashmir on Monday as violence in the disputed region intensified. Hundreds of student protesters shouted "We want freedom" and "Go India, go back" as they fought with government forces after taking to the streets of ...

Apr 7, 2017

Parental allowances for private college kids hit new record low

Monthly allowances given by parents to students who entered private colleges in the Tokyo metropolitan area last spring dropped for the 16th straight year, a survey has showed. The average allowance per month for first-year students at school away from home fell by ¥1,000 from ...