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The policy environment in Japan has become increasingly unpredictable and challenging. The Japanese market is losing its attractiveness.

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James Feliciano, the country manager for Abbevie Inc, who also heads the American lobby PhRMA in Japan. Japan's three major pharmaceutical lobbies have joined for the first time in urging reforms to the government's drug-pricing system to avoid losing out on investment and new drugs. Read

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If the current inoculation rate continues, we’ll have no choice but to dispose of some of the vaccine.

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An official of the Yokohama city government. Municipalities in Kanagawa Prefecture said they may have to discard a large amount of vaccine for the coronavirus, as the expiration date is approaching on some of their Moderna vaccine, partly because fewer people are getting a booster shot, and because many prefer… Read

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With stricter guidance now in place with time management, take-home work is also increasing. They have to increase the number of workers and reduce the amount of work or do something like outsource it.

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Ryo Uchida, a professor at Nagoya University's graduate school. He and a team of researchers conducted a survey that showed over 70% of junior high school teachers in Japan are putting in more than 80 hours of overtime per month -- the threshold for determining death by overwork. Read

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When we allow spectators to cheer loudly, some of them may feel an increase in the risk of infection. But the passion of fans through cheering is necessary in soccer games.

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J.League Chairman Yoshikazu Nonomura. The professional soccer league said it will start allowing spectators to “cheer loudly” for the first time since a ban on yelling and singing at stadiums was imposed in early 2020 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read

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Some medical institutions do not comply with requests, and there is a risk of a shortfall in hospital beds if the infections spread rapidly in the future.

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A senior health ministry official. The government is considering giving central and prefectural governments more power over medical institutions in the event of a rapid spread of the coronavirus or other infectious diseases. Read

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Wild animals may carry bones and other items, so that it is possible for objects that weren't there at the time of the search to be found in the same place over time.

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Keiichi Takeuchi, a mountain rescue adviser for the Yamanashi Prefectural Police, suggesting one reason why it took 2 1/2 years to find fragments of bones and other items belonging to a 7-year-old girl who disappeared from a mountain campsite in Yamanashi in September 2019. Read

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Our club has a quota for foreign nationals and former foreign nationals who have become naturalized Japanese and restricts new memberships. We currently have no vacancies in that quota.

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A representative of the Aigi Country Club, an exclusive golf club in Gifu Prefecture. Despite being a naturalized Japanese, a man born to ethnic Korean parents was refused membership to the club on the grounds that its quota for non-Japanese was full. Read

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Elderly people who have long been on the streets have gotten used to the life and are finding it difficult to reintegrate into mainstream society.

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A Tokyo metropolitan government official in charge of the homeless issue. Tokyo’s homeless population has an average age over 65 for the first time since a metropolitan government survey started in 2003. Read

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Companies are actively hiring those who are experienced, can immediately contribute to their businesses or have expertise in a particular field, such as digital skills. Not all job seekers are able to find work they want to do.

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Tomo Hayakawa, a senior researcher at Mynavi Corp. The number of job seekers remains high despite a rebound in job openings apparently because much of the available work is limited to certain fields, according to the labor ministry. Read

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While in college, I cared for my mother with an intractable disease night and day. I experienced a great deal of difficulty when I tried to find a job.

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Seigo Miyazaki, head of the Young Carers Association. Nearly half of university juniors in Japan who help take care of aging or sick family members worry whether they can work, a welfare ministry survey showed. Read

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