Wednesday, 20/9/2017 | 5:41 UTC+8
  • Commuters walk through a train station during a morning rush hour in Tokyo. Photo: AP
    1 in 6 Japanese women faced maternity harassment at work: Survey

    TOKYO — One in six women who were working when they conceived have experienced so-called maternity harassment in the workplace in Japan, research by a life insurance company showed today (July 8). Of 500 women aged between 20 and 40 responding to the Internet survey conducted by IRRC Corp. in June, 16 per cent said

    Read more
  • Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still file image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015. Photo: Reuters
    Japan, Vietnam concerned over land reclamation in S China Sea

    TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said today (July 4) he has shared deep concern with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung over land reclamation work in the South China Sea, taking aim at China’s attempts to change the status quo. Mr Abe said at a joint press conference with Mr Dung after their

    Read more
  • Japan: US$3.5m for Rohingya migrants

    The country will extend the funds through global agencies such as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees TOKYO: Japan on Saturday (Jun 20) offered US$3.5 million to help the Rohingya boat people who have fled Myanmar where they faced severe discrimination. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Japan remained committed to helping national reconciliation efforts on

    Read more
F