In Japan, companies are adopting an app for their single employees

Long-term investigations and spectacular fashion series, in-depth portraits and good addresses… Every Sunday, find the offbeat look of “M Le magazine du Monde” on current events and style by subscribing to its newsletter. Excerpt from an ad for the employee dating app Aill goen. COURTESY AILL INC. The Covid-19 pandemic is weighing on singles looking … Read more

In Japan, business and academic circles worry about strict border closures

In Tokyo, January 11, 2022. KIM KYUNG-HOON / REUTERS Do we want to isolate Japan from the rest of the world? » The concern underlines in the comments made Wednesday, January 12 on his LinkedIn account by Hiroshi Mikitani, president of the Japanese giant of online commerce Rakuten. A dismay that affects part of the … Read more

The US military based in Japan, held responsible for the spread of Omicron in the Archipelago

The US Marine Corps’ Camp Hansen, Kin, Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan, Jan.6, 2022. AP The spread of the Omicron variant in Japan rekindles debates on the special status enjoyed by the US military stationed in the Archipelago. Judged in part responsible for the new wave, these soldiers accepted, late and after multiple requests from the … Read more

In Japan, Niyo Katsura takes away the monopoly of the art of laughter from men

Japanese storyteller Niyo Katsura. FACEBOOK LETTER FROM TOKYO In November 2021, a 35-year-old Japanese girl, Niyo Katsura, was the first to receive the prestigious annual Young Storyteller Award from national television station NHK. An unprecedented breakthrough in a society still marked by sexism. One of the oldest and still popular Japanese comic arts, the rakugo … Read more

Nuclear power, a reaffirmed priority for Japan to achieve carbon neutrality

Aerial view of the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant, in the city of Okuma (Japan), in February 2021. AP Eleven years after the Fukushima disaster, riding the wave of the atom as a solution to climate change, Japan is increasing the signs of a comeback in nuclear power. Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) and giant Mitsubishi … Read more

Japan will not send ministerial officials to Olympics-2022 in Beijing

Japanese government spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno avoided calling the decision a boycott, but said Japan “does not plan to send government officials” to the Winter Olympics in China. “Japan believes that it is important that the common values ​​shared by the international community, such as freedom, human rights and the rule of law, are also respected … Read more

In Japan, rejection of foreigners’ right to vote illustrates mistrust of immigrants

The mayor of Musashino (Japan), Reiko Matsushita, during the vote on his proposal to grant the right to vote to foreigners in the city for local referendums on December 21, 2021. NANAKO SUDO / AP The rejection, Tuesday, December 21, under pressure from nationalist circles, of the proposal by the city of Musashino (Kanto) to … Read more

First executions of death row inmates in Japan since 2019

Japan executed on Tuesday (December 21), for the first time in two years, three people sentenced to death, an official from the justice ministry told Agence France-Presse (AFP). He is a 65-year-old man convicted of the hammer-and-knife murder of seven members of his family and neighbors in 2004, and two men, 54 and 44, convicted … Read more

“Occupy Tôkyô, SEALDs, the forgotten movement”, or the Japan of protest

Delivered. Contrary to the vision of a consensual Japan demonstrating an enviable political and social stability in the light of the heartbreaks in other democracies, the authors do an innovative work by revealing a little-known aspect of the political landscape: citizen struggle and protest. of the youth. Anne Gonon, who teaches social sciences at Doshisha … Read more

A star in subtropical Japan: A new species of parasitoid wasp constructs unique cocoon masses hanging on 1-meter-long strings

A star in subtropical Japan: A new species of parasitoid wasp constructs unique cocoon masses hanging on 1-meter-long strings – NovLink Home Mash P A star in subtropical Japan: A new species of parasitoid wasp constructs unique cocoon masses hanging on 1-meter-long strings We want to thank the writer of this article for this outstanding … Read more