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Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe asked for the Games to be postponed for one year.
The Japanese government has closed all schools until the new academic year starts in April. But some children are still going to daycare, where they sit far apart.
The country ranks 121st out of 153 countries, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2020.
Shinzo Abe’s term as head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party comes to an end in the autumn of 2021.
Nine years after the tsunami which destroyed the nuclear plant and contaminated the surrounding land, a renewable energy hub could breathe new life into the area.
The longevity dividend can potentially lead to improved productivity over longer lifespans and an increase in gross national income.
The move is significant in Japan, where only 3% of fathers take parental leave.
Competitors will be resting on cardboard beds as part of a raft of sustainability choices organizers hope will make this summer’s Games the greenest ever.
Japan's public transport is the envy of the world - but outside urban areas, the picture is less rosy. A new World Economic Forum white paper offers a framework for potential solutions.
With quality journalism and education for the public, global news media can raise awareness of the SDGs.
Stakeholder capitalism is commonplace in Japan's economy. For hundreds of years, companies have worked to satisfy customers and society as a whole..
Whilst Japan’s parental leave policies are among the world’s most generous, few men decide to take it. The decision from Japan's environment minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, the son of former ...
A super-aged population is a natural consequence of longevity. The new challenge is how we can be healthy, active and happy until the end of our lives.
As Japan looks to restart another reactor, global nuclear generation is growing.
Could the country’s famously healthy diet be in jeopardy as Western eating habits start to intrude?