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News Japan » Social: Japan: A frontrunner to solve social challenges

News channel or source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/01/23/business/japan-frontrunner-solve-social-challenges/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Achieving sustainable growth while coping with a population decline calls for “Society 5.0,” a super smart society where we can resolve various social challenges by incorporating the innovations of the fourth industrial revolution such as the ...

News Japan » Social: Japan's fiscal target pushed back as government prioritizes social spending

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-economy-budget/japans-fiscal-target-pushed-back-as-government-prioritizes-social-spending-idUSKBN1FB03W
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan pushed back its projections for achieving a primary budget surplus by two years to the 2027 fiscal year on Monday, highlighting the difficulty of restoring fiscal health as spending grows. The new projections presented by the ...

News Japan » Social: New Japanese dictionary acknowledges that otaku aren’t “lacking common social intelligence”

News channel or source: https://en.rocketnews24.com/2018/01/20/new-japanese-dictionary-acknowledges-that-otaku-arent-lacking-common-social-intelligence/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Still says they’re “abnormal” in their passion, though. 2. A respectful way f referring to the husband of the person being spoken to 3. A respectful way of referring to the person or people being spoken to 4. (often written in katakana) a person with ...

News Japan » Social: Why it is so hard to crush your carb craving: Social stress activates neurons that TRIPLE your appetite for starchy foods

News channel or source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5287333/Craving-carbs-Blame-brain-Japan-study-finds.html
Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

The team at Japan's National Institute for Physiological Sciences found that will power alone is often not enough to offset the neurons that active under social stress, increasing your appetite. They found that lab mice who had the neurons activated ate ...

News Japan » Social: 'To boldly grow': Japan astronaut worried by space growth spurt

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/boldly-grow-japan-astronaut-worried-space-growth-spurt-013108973.html
Publication date: Wednesday 10 January 2018

"I'm a bit worried whether I'll fit in the Soyuz seat when I go back," he said, prompting tens of thousands of reactions on social media. One Japanese Twitter user identified as @KakeruTokyo said: "Can somebody please take me to space? I want to grow ...

News Japan » Social: Japan's crime rate drops to record low in 2017, social networking-linked offenses spike

News channel or source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/18/c_136905737.htm
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

TOKYO, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- The number of recorded criminal offenses in Japan dropped to a record low in 2017 with the figure marking the 15th straight year of decline, the National Police Agency said Thursday. According to the agency's preliminary data ...

News Japan » Social: YouTube punishes Logan Paul for Japan ‘suicide forest’ video

News channel or source: https://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/youtube-punishes-logan-paul/
Publication date: Wednesday 10 January 2018

A week after Paul’s December 31 video showing the body of someone who had apparently taken their own life in Aokigahara, also known as Japan’s “suicide forest,” and a day after YouTube finally responded with a statement of its own on the incident ...

News Japan » Social: Tattoos lead Thai police to Japanese gang murder suspect

News channel or source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/tattoos-lead-thai-police-to-japanese-gang-murder-suspect-1.3351946
Publication date: hursday 11 January 2018

A 74-year-old Japanese man accused of a gang murder in Japan 15 years ago has been arrested in Thailand after pictures of his tattoos went viral on social media, Thai police said on Thursday. Shigeharu Shirai was arrested on Wednesday evening in Lopburi ...

News Japan » Social: Japan Population Crash Breeds Grim Social Costs

News channel or source: https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/japan-population-crash-breeds-grim-social-burdens
Publication date: uesday 16 January 2018

TOKYO (ChurchMilitant.com) - Japan is facing a looming wave of dementia. Volunteers clad in orange bibs and bracelets now regularly rove Japanese cities, warning citizens to be on the lookout for signs of confusion or senility among the elderly. Growing ...