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There has been so little change, or a lack thereof, in gender relations at home.

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Noriko Tsuya, an economics professor at Keio University in Tokyo, commenting on data showing that men in Japan do fewer hours of housework and child care than in any of the world’s richest nations. That keeps women from getting better jobs and holds back the economy. Read

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Political leaders on both sides of the Pacific must realize that the damage from deteriorating Japan-South Korea ties fundamentally undermines the U.S. alliance system in East Asia.

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Yuki Tatsumi, co-director of the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center in Washington, saying that disputes between Japan, South Korea and China are flaring up as U.S. President Donal Trump sits on the sidelines, focusing on his "America First" policy. Read

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He serves as deputy prime minister, and as finance minister, is responsible for state finances. His message and his mindset, which have been spread throughout Japan and overseas, are an embarrassment.

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Renho, secretary-general of the House of Councillors caucus of the opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDP), referring to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso who has come under fire for criticizing childless women, as if to claim that such people are to blame for the declining birthrate. Read

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We have accepted the children’s voices.

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Nakano Ward Mayor Naoto Sakai, telling a press conference that female students at all municipal junior high schools will be allowed to pick pants for their uniform from April. He said the decision was made after a sixth-grade girl handed him a class survey showing a majority of students want… Read

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If I were Prime Minister Abe, I would call the general election after the 2020 Olympics. Then he could claim to have made Japan great again, win the general election and the possibility might emerge of staying on for a fourth term as LDP president.

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Harukata Takenaka, a professor of politics at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, saying he doesn't Abe to suffer serious losses in the July election because the opposition is still divided. Read

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My daughter was an ordinary, bright child, but she was deprived of everything.

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The father of a 6th-grade schoolgirl, who has filed a damages lawsuit in Chiba Prefecture against a school and one of its male teachers for indecently assaulting his daughter over a long period of time. The man said his daughter been unable to attend school due to post-traumatic stress disorder. Read

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Owners should conduct regular inspections to ensure safe use. It is important to spread awareness that steps should be taken to ensure safety by having manufacturers, the government and consumers gradually assume more responsibility.

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Kazuhiko Kato, a chief senior researcher at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) who is knowledgeable about solar energy. The Consumer Affairs Agency is warning homeowners about the risk of fires spreading from solar cell modules placed on roofs without the use of noncombustible materials. Read

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This summer is the last chance to test the effectiveness of measures against heat before the Games. We must come up with concrete countermeasures by then.

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A senior Tokyo metropolitan government official, referring to measures to cope with the heat during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The government has installed cooling spots with mist spraying devices and other cooling equipment at more than 30 locations, as well as thermal-barrier paved roads, which are designed to curb the… Read

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Verbal abuse is an infringement of the human rights of students, who are thoroughly under the control of teachers. This essential concept has yet to be understood.

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Hidenori Tomozoe, a professor of sport ethics at Waseda University. The sports world in Japan has been hit by a number of scandals involving the behavior of coaches towards students, that involved physically abusing and insulting them. Read

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