Tag Archives: Japan

Understanding ‘Labour Market Flexibility’ Should Matter to You

If you’re someone who wants to work to support yourself (i.e. basically everyone), then the labour market is important for you to understand. Just like the “supply and demand” of products in a market, the supply and demand of labour … Continue reading

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Japan, One of the World’s Safest Nations

In a country where the April cherry blossoms signify the beginning of the school year, where watermelons are considered a welcome dessert, and where clothing is prohibited at the hot-springs, the Japanese people can enjoy the peace and security that … Continue reading

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Japan Crime, Business, and Education Stats in 2015

It’s not easy to predict what kinds of trends we might see this year, but many recent investigations have shed some light on various aspects of Japanese society. They might be based on information from a few years ago, but … Continue reading

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Are Japanese Teachers Less Competent than their Foreign Counterparts?

I know what you’re thinking – how could you suggest that the average teacher in any country is incompetent? Such things depend on the way you define “competence,” and how you measure it. How could you suggest that one of … Continue reading

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In Tokyo, Dancing is a Crime

Police raids on clubs in Tokyo have been gradually increasing in recent years. This isn’t particularly abnormal, because in virtually every country in the world, clubs often close down (and often open later under a different name) for certain things … Continue reading

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What are the Fattest Countries in the World? (America is NOT #1)

It’s time for Americans to jump for joy – and I’m sure they would if they were in any shape to do so – because they are no longer considered the fattest people in the world. What happened? A mix … Continue reading

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