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· May, 2009

Stories about Japan from May, 2009

13 May 2009

Japan: Marriage Hunting!

Since autumn of last year, in Japan, a new term has been floating in the air. It is konkatsu 婚活 (an abbreviation of kekkon katsudô 結婚活動), based on the popular...

9 May 2009

Japan: For the Price of a Plane Ticket…?

Recently, an initiative by the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare offering to cover the travel expenses for unemployed nikkei nationals who wish to return to their home countries has...

6 May 2009

Japan: Doctor shortage, the medical system in crisis

Together with the economic crisis the shortage of doctors (医師不足, ishi busoku in Japanese) is becoming more and more urgent in Japan. As a Fire and Disaster Management Agency survey...