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Labor Laws in Japan

Japan’s labor laws are vastly different from other countries. Unlike places like the U.S. where employees are sometimes famously fired at-will and without cause, Japan’s laws are designed to protect the employees, making it very difficult for a company to fire an employee without cause and ample amounts of evidence. In order to determine your …

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The Puzzle of Prayer in Modern, Secular Japan

Tidying guru Marie Kondo has become even more famous since the start of her Netflix series. Some people see connections between religion and her healthy attitude towards material goods. What does her approach tell us about Japanese faiths like Zen and Shinto? Are they superstitions which lack much theology? Or is there something inspirational about …

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Handcuffed business hero protests his innocence from the dock

One of the most powerful business figures in Japan has appeared in court in handcuffs and wearing plastic slippers. Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn said “I am innocent of all the accusations made against me.” He said he’d been unfairly detained on “meritless and unsubstantiated grounds.” The appearance was short but it’s shown that this …

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Angry Asian Girls Raise Questions about Art and Pornography

Is it artistic to show pictures of naked women tied by ropes? That question has often been asked about the famous Japanese photographer Araki. He exhibits works at some of the world’s most prestigious galleries. However, some Asian women say they’ve had enough. Find out the reasons for their angry protest in this week’s Japan …

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Japan warns Britain – avoid a no deal Brexit

Japan usually tries not to intervene in the politics of other countries. But Britain’s exit from the EU has big implications for Japanese companies, which have been lobbying politicians in the House of Commons this week. The Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has also been pressing his case to the British leader Theresa May. Will …

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Where is Carlos Ghosn and has he been charged with any crime?

All the press in Japan are desperate for more news of what’s going on with the former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn. The media’s rife with speculation but some of it doesn’t seem to plausible to me. For example, I don’t trust the line that Mr Ghosn denies the charges against him. How could he? No …

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