Suicide rate drops to lowest level in 40 years in Japan

Suicides in Japan in 2019 fell to the lowest number in over 40…

Amsterdam will buy youth debt to offer 'new beginnings'

The city of Amsterdam is taking on the debts of its young adults as part of a…

Japan will create app to detect fake residence cards

The Japanese government will develop a smartphone application to identify forged residence cards for foreigners,…

Abe Approval Reaches Lowest in One Year

Shinzo Abe's government approval rating fell below the disapproval rate for…

Japanese companies and workers criticize new visa program

Foreigners are migrating to Japan under a visa category for technical trainees, but…

Japan approves 4,47 trillion yen budget

Japan's cabinet has approved an extra budget totaling 4,47 trillion yen for this year…

Brazil's public spending decreases, but government is far from reaching target

Brazil's public finances improved in October, Treasury figures showed on Thursday, as…

Japan will require automatic brake systems on all new car models

The government plans to require all new car models to have automatic brake systems…

Over 40% of Vitamin Supplements Ineffective After Testing in Japan

It has been found that a significant proportion of dietary supplements may be ineffective after more than 40%…

Ministry of Agriculture considers slaughtering pigs infected with swine fever

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is considering allowing preventive execution of pigs if…

Regions hit by n.15 and n.19 need more volunteers, says government

The government is asking more people to volunteer in areas hit by typhoons…

Japan considers bringing temporary workers into employee pension system

The Japanese government is considering including some temporary and part-time workers in the…

Kyoto says it paid ¥ 1 million to comedians for promotional tweets

Kyoto City has signed a contract to pay 1 million yen to a double…

Japanese government encourages employees to take paternity leave

The Japanese government will begin to encourage public service workers to take more than one…

Typhoon n.19 designated as “extraordinary disaster”

The Cabinet, on 29 October, approved a special designation for the widespread damage caused by…

Kyoto wants to 'educate' tourists with smartphone alerts about local ways

Foreign visitors to a popular tourist spot in the Japanese city of Kyoto will now be remembered…

Government announces names of 424 underperforming public hospitals

The Ministry of Health released on Thursday the names of 424 public hospitals underperforming…

Japanese government will penalize unapproved autonomous steering systems

The government decided Friday on fines for using autonomous driving systems in situations that…

Standalone delivery robots will be tested on public roads in Japan

Standalone delivery robots are expected to be tested on public roads before the end of the…

A week after the typhoon, despair intensifies in southern Chiba

Some residents of southern Chiba province have given up hope of a recovery led by the…

Government conducts job exam to hire people with disabilities

The government held a uniform employment screening for people with disabilities on Sunday for the second…