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Coca Cola Japan to Launch a One of a Kind Musical Packaging for Christmas

In general, Japanese companies, businesses and establishments from various sectors are best known in the commercial market for their distinctive taste and originality. Hundreds of thousands of consumers from different parts of the globe are interested in purchasing Japanese made products because of their good quality and unique ideas that cannot be found elsewhere in the world.   For
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International Fans of Rugby World Cup Looks Back at the History of the Game in Japan

With the commencement of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan last September 20, hundreds of thousands of sports enthusiasts and rugby fanatics have joined the hype as they witness the exciting rugby games during the course of the international sports event. A number of foreign spectators have even showed interest in the striking history of rugby in
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Japan is Set to take part in US Space Exploration Program

Previously, the United States announced the launching of a program that is set to land astronauts on the moon by the year 2024. In this regard, the Japanese space policy committee in the Cabinet Office decided to participate in the said program.   The said decision will be relayed by the Japanese government to Washington in the latter part
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Rural Areas in Japan Struggling with Shrinking and Aging Population

In recent times, one of the major social issues that the Land of the Rising Sun has to deal with is its shrinking and aging population as a result of low birth rate. This trend has caused a chronic labor shortage in Japan especially in the fourteen identified sectors such as but not limited to food and service
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Experts Recommend Simpler and More Understandable Disaster Advisories in Japan

Over the years, the Land of the Rising has become more open to international sojourners and overseas workers in the country. More and more foreigners are interested to come to Japan especially with the recent enactment of the Revised Immigration Law. The law relaxes the stringent immigration policies particularly for designated skilled workers in the fourteen sectors identified by
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Tokyo Enacts Ordinance to Strengthen Passive Smoking Regulation

With the much anticipated 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic games, the Japanese government is preoccupied in adopting measures to ensure public safety as well as the smooth flow of events during the multi national sports game. One of the policies which the Organizing Committee of the Tokyo Olympics, in coordination with the government is planning to implement is the
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Japan Drops 3 Places to Gender Equality Rankings

Japan is at the 114th spot for this year’s World Economic Forum’s global gender equality rankings. It went down from 111th last 2016 and is considered as the worst standing among the world’s major economies under the Group of Seven.     According to the Geneva-based think tank, Japan’s fallen ranking was due to the decline in its

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November 10, 2017
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Japan, India signs MoC on Technical Intern Training Programme

India and Japan have signed the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on the Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP) last October 17. India’s Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan visited Tokyo on behalf of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of Government of India for this official agenda. Minister of Health,

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November 8, 2017
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Japan Accepts Foreign Trainees As Nursing Care Regulars

Japan’s labor ministry will now allow foreign caregiver trainees to become regular employees of nursing care facilities after a six-month working period. The decision is brought forth to cater to the increasing number of elderly patients and residents.   The added manpower will enable nursing care facilities to accommodate more residents under the ministry ordinance that stipulates requirements

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November 6, 2017
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Trump in Japan for N.Korea Talks

US President Donald Trump had his first country stop in Japan last November 5 for a 12-day tour in Asia. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hosted Trump in a meeting with the families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea. He was also scheduled to meet with Japanese and American service members.   As Trump dined and played

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November 3, 2017
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Duterte Rewards Soldiers With Japan Trip

  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gave a memorable reward to the top military officers who served in Marawi for 5 long months following the ISIS attacks and threats. The president allowed some top commanders to join him on his recent visit to Japan late last October.   “I just invited them for a respite…At least they have time

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November 1, 2017
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Duterte Cuts Toast Remarks With Abe in Japan, Jokes He Is Hungry

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was his usual playful self amid visiting a country known for strict discipline and protocols. Duterte met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo last October 30.   Known for deviating from his prepared speeches, the Filipino president drew laughter from the audience when he said that he will skip two pages of

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October 30, 2017
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Japan’s New Foreign Trainees’ Work Law Has Penal Regulations

Japan is increasing its efforts to entice foreign vocational trainees after tougher new laws took effect last November 1. The new laws is expected to eliminate abuse by employers through misusing the Technical Intern Training Programs in order to obtain cheap labor amid domestic manpower constraints.     An official of the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry who

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October 27, 2017
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Japan Stores Offer Day Care Services To Entice Housewives To Work

Japan’s convenience store and restaurant operators have put up day care facilities to entice housewives to join the workforce as a means of addressing the country’s labor shortage.     Seven-Eleven Japan Co. recently opened two nursery schools for its employees— one in Ota Ward in Tokyo and another in Hiroshima Prefecture—a wise strategy since both areas have long

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October 25, 2017
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‘Konkatsu’, ‘selfie’ added to Kojien dictionary; ‘Yurukyara’, ‘Guguru’ Excluded

The Kojien dictionary, Japan’s most authoritative Japanese-language dictionary, published the seventh and latest version with 10,000 new words such as “hanii torappu” (honey trap), “biggu mausu” (big mouth) and “karēshū” (an old person’s distinctive smell).     Other new entries that made it to the list are:   “apuri” – app “burakku kigyō” – exploitative firms with bad working conditions “Isuramu-koku” –

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October 23, 2017
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Future Looks Bright for Foreign Workers, Disabled in Japan

Japanese companies are opening their doors to more foreign workers, women, elderly people, and disabled people in response to various economic occurrences such as overseas expansion, chronic labor shortage and legal change on the employment of the disabled. These have prompted job fairs to be organized in turn.   The companies are going ahead of the revised employment

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October 20, 2017