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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's young face an increasingly bleak future

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:35am by AP

    ... have been better to go ahead and raise the tax as planned." "This is our children's futures," said Yamaguchi, who was just a baby herself when Japan's economy hit its ...

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    Japan’s ‘black widow’ sought new mate after fourth husband’s poison death

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... met most of the men through marriage agencies, where she would look for partners who had land or property, but no children, the paper quoted sources as saying. Soon after Isao Kakehi- her ...

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    Japanese mother and three children jump to death in 'family suicide'

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Police in Japan are probing a possible family suicide after a mother and her three small children plunged to their deaths from an apartment complex, they said ... east of Tokyo, a police spokesman said. “They are believed to be a mother and her children,” he said. Asked if it appeared to be a forced family suicide, he said: “Police are investigating ...

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    Number of children in Japan falls to lowest level since 1950

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:08pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo The number of children in Japan has fallen to a new low, while the amount of people over 65 has reached a record high as the population ages and shrinks, the government said on Sunday. There were an estimated 16.33 million children aged under 15 as of April 1, down 160,000 from a year earlier, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said. ...

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    Japanese school backpacks become a hit with Chinese tourists

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:40pm by Julian Ryall

    ... to Japan this year. Known locally as randoseru- from the Dutch word ransel for backpack- the sturdy and durable bags are generally presented to children before their first day of primary school ... in pastel shades among the most popular with tourists. To cash in on their popularity, Hyogo prefecture-based Seiban has expanded its sales outlets from department stores and children's shops ...

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    At least 36 feared dead on Japanese volcano as rescue search called off

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 06:02pm

    ... with climbers, including children, admiring autumn foliage under a brilliant blue sky. Ten people have so far been confirmed dead in Japan’s first fatal volcanic eruption since 1991, and 63 have been ...

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    Maternity harassment a serious problem for Japan's working women

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 09:34pm by Reuters

    ... legislators and economists say Japan must encourage more women to both work and have children. After winning a settlement through a labour tribunal in June, Osakabe has been speaking on behalf ...

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    Children living near Fukushima nuclear plant hit by obesity

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 03:34am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Fukushima children fatter now they go out less Children living near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant are the most obese in all of Japan, according to the ministry of education. Ministry officials blame the increase in the number of overweight children on the fact that they no longer play outdoors as much as they did before the March 2011 disaster, and the impact ...

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    Monsters called Yokai move in on Pokemon's turf in Japan

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 11:23pm by AFP

    ... Takayama said as he came out of a store with his wife, two children and a big plastic bag full of toys. The family spent about 30,000 yen (HK$2,170) at YO-Kai Watch Town in Tokyo. "It's ...

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    Don't want to wash your plates after meals? Now you can eat them instead

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by KYODO

    ... material manufacturer Honest have also become hot sellers. The cups- about 2cm deep and 4cm wide- are especially popular among mothers with young children as they can used when making ... flavours and resealable packaging that prevents moisture in the air from softening the seaweed. "We have heard from customers whose children have only small appetites that they could get them ...




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