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Jun 25, 2014 | South China Morning Post

Japan exploiting Asian guest workers, US State Department report says

The United States has issued a strongly worded criticism of the Japanese government's Industrial Trainee and Technical Internship Programme, describing the scheme that supposedly aids young foreign workers as "forced labour".

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Tue Jun 24, 2014

The Japan Times

Harassment rife in local assemblies

The sexist taunting of a female politician during a recent session of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly drew rapid condemnation from some quarters, but little disbelief.

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Fri Dec 20, 2013

Channelnewsasia.com

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits eastern Japan

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Japan in the early hours of Saturday - causing buildings in Tokyo to shake - but there was no risk of a tsunami, seismologists said.

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Mon Dec 16, 2013

FarmingUK

No country for small-time rice farmers

In the suburbs of Tokyo, rice farmer Koichi Yuge is weighing how the government's change of heart on controlling rice prices will impact his 300-year-old family business.

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