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Japanese Government Bill Seeks to Promote Fair Online Business Competition

In recent years, a lot of foreign investors and international companies from different parts of the globe have shown interest in expanding their business to the Japanese market. This resulted in a very stiff business competition in the Land of the Rising Sun particularly in the online world.   Among the biggest digital company names that prevail when
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Japan Launches Advanced Mobile Apps to Improve Services for Persons with Disabilities

Over the years, the Land of the Rising Sun has been consistently proactive when it comes to technological innovations. Japan is regarded as one of the most technologically advanced countries not only in Asia but all over the globe. Japanese products are commended for their excellent quality and durability.   A number of globetrotters and tech savvy tourists
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Company Rules against Wearing of Eyeglasses Get Negative Feedback in Japan

A number of firms and commercial establishments in the Land of the Rising Sun have been scrutinized by netizens earlier this year due to their company rules and regulations that mandate the wearing of high heels in the work place. This prompted over twenty one thousand employees and workers all over Japan to sign up a online petition
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Owndays to Launch Gundam Inspired Eyeglasses for its 40 th Anniversary

Japan is considered home to the world’s most well loved animation series and iconic characters popularized by classic manga or Japanese comics. Hundreds of thousands of anime lovers and comic enthusiasts from different parts of the globe look forward to visiting the Land of the Rising Sun in order to check out their favorite animes and characters.  
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Pokemon Go Developer Aspires to take Mobile Games to the Next Level

The Land of the Rising Sun is home to some of the world’s most well loved animation series and iconic characters popularized by various manga or Japanese comics. Hundreds of thousands of anime lovers and game enthusiasts from different parts of the globe look forward to visiting the country in order to personally check out their favorite animes
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Japanese Firms Seek to Develop Autonomous Electric Cars for Commercial Use

Various countries and commercial establishments worldwide would agree that the Land of the Rising Sun is home to some of the world’s most advanced technological products and gadgets. Year in and year out, Japan welcomes hundreds of thousands of globetrotters who come to visit the country not only to enjoy its beautiful tourist attractions, experience its unique culture
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Tens of Thousands of Senior Drivers in Japan Show Signs of Dementia

30,170 Japanese drivers ages 75 years and older have shown signs of dementia. This is according to recent results of a cognitive test done under the revised Road Traffic Law. The figures were released last November 2 by the National Police Agency.     About 1.12 million elderly drivers took the test since the law took effect

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November 13, 2017
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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