Govt. Approves Bill To Vet Disabled Workers

Govt. approves bill to vet disabled workers

Japan's government has approved a bill that will require central and local government offices to thoroughly screen people with disabilities before hiring them.

The Cabinet decided revisions to the law that promotes the employment of people with disabilities on Tuesday.

Abe Denies Meeting Friend Over Vet School Plan

Abe denies meeting friend over vet school plan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has again denied meeting a close friend of his to discuss a controversial plan to open a veterinary school at the center of a favoritism scandal.

The school opened last month in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, in a special government zone where regulations are relaxed.

Ehime Releases New Files On Vet School Project

Ehime releases new files on vet school project

The governor of Ehime Prefecture, western Japan, says he has submitted new files to the Diet connected to the alleged favoritism scandal involving a veterinary school.

Tokihiro Nakamura said on Monday that the files were given to the Upper House earlier in the day.

Imperial Navy Vet Feels Pressure To Keep Quiet About Wartime Experiences

Imperial Navy vet feels pressure to keep quiet about wartime experiencesKuniyoshi Takimoto, now 94, was almost killed during the Battle of Midway in June 1942. A mechanic aboard the Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier Hiryu, he was wounded in the shoulder after bombs from American Dauntless dive bombers ripped into the flight deck and sparked fires in the hangar bay below. The fires spread, the ship was abandoned, and sank the next morning -- one of four Japanese fleet carriers lost in the battle.

Giants Sign Cuba Wbc Vet Anderson

Giants sign Cuba WBC vet AndersonThe Central League's Yomiuri Giants on Saturday announced the signing of left-handed-hitting Leslie Anderson.
The 31-year-old played for Cuba in the first two editions of the World Baseball Classic in 2006 and 2009. His one-year deal is believed to be worth 60 million yen.