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Abe’s free day care pledge may be an appealing solution for the wrong problem

By Philip Brasor,Masako Tsubuku
- via The Japan Times    Dec 08, 2017

Some parents say that the government's free day care plan is wasteful because even households that make a lot of money, and can afford expensive private day care, will be reimbursed if the program is implemented. | KYODO

Just before the recent Lower House election in October, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to make public day care services and kindergartens free for children ...

From paperwork to embalming, Tokyo mortuary firm handles cross-border death with care

By David Hueston
- via The Japan Times    Dec 06, 2017

Airhearse International Inc. President Rie Kimura stands next to the company's Angel Freight logo, which appears on the rear door of a truck used as a preparation site for bodies, in the cargo area at Haneda airport in Tokyo on Oct. 23. | KYODO

This is the second in a two-part series on Airhearse International’s body repatriation business.Legal recognition of a death in Japan can be a complicated process, ...

Government draws up ¥2 trillion package for education, child-care support

via The Japan Times    Dec 04, 2017

The government has drawn up a ¥2 trillion stimulus package to assist children of low-earning families in receiving higher education and expand the scope of ...

ESMT: Honing future Asian business experts

By Francis Pacheco
-    Oct 11, 2017

With the prevailing influence of Asia on both the German and global economy, the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) is going to open a satellite campus in Shanghai, the financial a...

City of Albuquerque: More competitive than ever

   Jun 07, 2016

Known by most as a tourist destination, the city of Albuquerque in New Mexico is stepping up efforts to market itself also as an ideal location for business and investment.

Panasonic bets big on Myanmar

By Karl Cryer
-    Apr 27, 2016

Among the first companies to begin business in Myanmar, Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has started to reap the benefits of its early investment as sales of its consumer products continue to s...

Lat War Group: All set for Myanmar’s takeoff

By Karl Cryer
-    Apr 25, 2016

One of the biggest and most diversified companies in Myanmar is anticipating the rapid influx of foreign capital as the government changes hands.

Location is vital to success of global IT company

   Feb 25, 2016

Building on its 46-year history as Japan’s most trusted provider of IT solutions, Information Development initiated a global expansion plan 12 years ago to build a diverse, multinational orga...

ULVAC: Where innovation happens

   Feb 25, 2016

Flat panel TVs, mobile phones, solar-powered gadgets and even frozen food have all become commonplace elements of modern life. What may not be apparent is vacuum technology’s role in the manu...

Nihon Kohden helps patients get well sooner

By Karl Cryer
-    Dec 23, 2015

The Japanese medical device developer - Nihon Kohden - has set up shop in Boston to stay close to the hothouse of technology in the Northeastern United States.




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