Abe, Erdogan To Work To Ease Middle East Tensions

Abe, Erdogan to work to ease Middle East tensions

The leaders of Japan and Turkey say they will work together to bring about stability in the Middle East, as tensions over Iran's nuclear program increase.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tokyo on Monday, after they attended the G20 summit in Osaka over the weekend.

Abe En Route To Iran In Bid To Ease Tensions

Abe en route to Iran in bid to ease tensions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has left Tokyo for Tehran amid rising tensions caused by the rift between Iran and the United States.

Abe spoke to reporters at Haneda Airport before he left on Wednesday morning.

Ministry May Ease Restrictions On Foreign Trainees

Ministry may ease restrictions on foreign trainees

The labor ministry is considering easing the restrictions on technical trainees from other countries.

Under the current program, employers have to compile a detailed job description for each foreign trainee. But small and medium-sized firms often require workers to carry out multiple tasks.

Firms Asked To Ease Congestion During Tokyo Games

Firms asked to ease congestion during Tokyo Games

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has asked businesses to help reduce traffic congestion during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

About 380 companies which are members of Keidanren, or the Japan Business Federation, took part in a seminar on Monday.

Tokyo Starts Campaign To Ease Morning Congestion

Tokyo starts campaign to ease morning congestion

The Tokyo metropolitan government has started calling on commuters to avoid using trains during the morning rush hour to ease congestion.

Tokyo officials launched the campaign on Monday as part of the run-up to the next year's Olympics and Paralympics to be held in the city.

Investigators Cooperate To Ease Burden On Abused Children During Questioning

Investigators cooperate to ease burden on abused children during questioningPolice, prosecutors and child consultation centers are working together to limit the burden on abused children when questioning them during investigations.

"Daddy hit me!" said a boy speaking to a prosecutor in a specialized room, with a rug laid on the floor so the boy could take off his shoes and relax. A female prosecutor sitting on a beige couch asked in a gentle voice, "What did it feel like?"

Nadal, Federer, Wawrinka Ease Into 3rd Round In Monte Carlo

Nadal, Federer, Wawrinka ease into 3rd round in Monte CarloRafael Nadal is back on the clay he loves so much, and he looks like his old self again.
Nadal, who has a mediocre 16-5 record this year, got the flawless start he was hoping for Wednesday at the Monte Carlo Masters, beating 21-year-old wild-card entry Lucas Pouille 6-2, 6-1 in the second round.

Ancient Martial Arts Tricks Help Ease Wrist, Back Pains For Moms

Ancient martial arts tricks help ease wrist, back pains for momsWrist tendinitis and back pains are often among the many problems faced by new mothers, usually resulting from lifting and carrying the baby. To provide relief, a physical therapist in Japan recently started advocating the use of techniques from "kobujutsu," an ancient Japanese martial art, in daily movements and chores for parents raising young children.