Japanese Government

Japanese government’s newest plan to fight overwork: Give employees Monday morning off

Shining Monday initiative sounds great for anyone who likes to party on Sunday night, or just would rather not be working on Monday morning.

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Japanese government says Internet slang is too hard to understand, issues guidelines for netspeak

The Agency for Cultural Affairs’ National Language Subcommittee of the Cultural Deliberation Council asks people to be easier to understand online.

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Study reveals staff shortage in Japanese firms, suggests a need to accept low-skilled foreigners

60 percent of small and medium-sized companies in Japan are understaffed, and it’s time to take a hard look at the situation.

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North Korea fires new missile over Japan, residents woken by government warning systems

Broadcasts warned residents not to touch parts of missile if found.

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Government survey reveals Japanese life expectancy at highest ever, second highest in the world

Share your secrets with us, Japan!

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Sailor Moon fights against the spread of STIs on behalf of Japan’s health ministry

The animated high school heroine will now appear on posters and condom packages in a bid to thwart the spread of sexually transmitted infections in Japan.

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3 male governors in Japan experience what life is like for pregnant women

Did they experience morning sickness and cravings, too?

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