In the News 02.03.16


In the News 02.03.16 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets


Japan to ease visa rules on foreign animators, designers

The Japanese government has drawn up a bill aimed at easing special economic zone regulations on foreigners seeking to work as designers, animators or cosmetics professionals at Japanese companies. (Continue reading . . . )

The Guardian view on Japan’s shrinking population: who will look after the old?

Japan’s population is shrinking as well as ageing. In urban areas the birthrate has fallen far below replacement rate. In Tokyo it is below even the very low rates recorded in Italy and in Spain. What lessons are there for the rest of us when one of the most prosperous and peaceful societies in the world appears to give up on children? (Continue reading . . .)

Japan’s population declines for first time since 1920s – official census

Japan’s population has fallen by nearly one million, according to new statistics – the first decline since official census records began in the 1920s. The country lost 947,345 people – more than the population of San Francisco – between 2010 and 2015. (Continue reading . . .)

Nearly a third of Japan’s women ‘sexually harassed at work’

Almost a third of Japanese women have been sexually harassed at work, according to a government report that deals another blow to attempts to boost women’s role in the workplace. More than half of those women said they had been subjected to casual comments – mostly by male colleagues – about their appearance, age and physical features. (Continue reading . . .)


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