Abe: Govt To Pay Those Affected By Flawed Data

Abe: Govt to pay those affected by flawed data

Debate over a series of improper labor statistics by the labor ministry continued in Japan's Lower House Budget Committee on Tuesday.

The President of the Democratic Party For the People, Yuichiro Tamaki, urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to ensure that people who failed to receive full unemployment and other benefits due to the faulty jobs data are paid properly.

30% Of Outsiders Living In Japan Guarantee Separation: Gov't Survey

30% of nonnatives living in Japan assert segregation: gov't survey

Some 29.8 percent of remote inhabitants of Japan have encountered segregation in the previous five years, as indicated by Justice Ministry review comes about discharged on March 31.

The review was directed in November and December a year ago on 18,500 mid-to-long haul remote inhabitants matured 18 or over, incorporating ethnic Koreans with exceptional perpetual occupant status. Reactions were gotten from 4,252 individuals.

Govt. Urged To Get Back Those Abducted By N. Korea

Govt. urged to get back those abducted by N. KoreaThe families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korean agents have urged the government to press Pyongyang to return the abductees.
The representative of a group of abductees' families, Shigeo Iizuka, called for an immediate return of his sister Yaeko and other victims at a meeting in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Ldp Presses Govt. On World Heritage Row

LDP presses govt. on World Heritage rowThe main governing Liberal Democratic Party is calling on the government to use all channels to communicate Japan's position in order to win UNESCO World Heritage status for industrial facilities in the country.

Japan Govt. Releases Some Information On Tpp Talks

Japan govt. releases some information on TPP talksThe Japanese government has posted on its website information on the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations.
The move follows calls from opposition parties and industry groups for the information to be disclosed. The Democratic Party and the Japan Innovation Party had jointly submitted a bill obliging the government to report progress in the TPP negotiations to the Diet.

Tokyo Metro Gov't Begins Checking Mosquitoes For Dengue Fever Two Months Early

Tokyo metro gov't begins checking mosquitoes for dengue fever two months earlyIn the wake of last summer's dengue fever outbreak, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government began its annual check of mosquitoes for the virus on April 20 -- two months earlier than normal.
Workers took water samples from gutters in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward, placing them in receptacles to be tested for mosquito larvae. They then introduced a chemical agent into the gutters that inhibits the larvae from growing into adult mosquitoes.

Govt. To Draft Measures To Tackle Child Poverty

Govt. to draft measures to tackle child povertyJapanese government officials plan to draft measures by this summer to support households that are financially struggling to raise their children.
Officials from relevant ministries on Monday held their first meeting to discuss the matter. They say the measures will include support for single-parent households and those with 3 or more children.

Govt. Budgets $42 Bil. More For 3/11 Recovery

Govt. budgets $42 bil. more for 3/11 recoveryJapanese government officials say they are willing to contribute another 42 billion dollars to keep reconstruction work running in areas hit by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
The amount would cover the 5-year period from April 2016.