Society/Life

Could you still call our society diverse, if everything is reduced to self-respon ...

Recent years have seen extensive media coverage of bullying, power harassment, and sexual harassment in Japan. One of the many factors invol ...

Knowing the price of fine arts helps increase the level of national culture!?

In recent years, the inheritance tax has been gaining attention from the aspect of economic disparity adjustment. An inheritance tax has bee ...

Physical exercise extends the healthspan of not only the body but also the brain

Today, Japan has one of the longest life expectancies in the world. A study shows that half of those born in 2007 will live to age 107. Long ...

There are effective support programs preventing people from reattempting suicide

According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), Japan has the highest suicide rate among seven major developed nations. Suic ...

Will shorter working hours for doctors lead to better health care?

Recent years have seen growing efforts to rectify the notorious practice of working long hours in Japan. Yet the Japanese government exclude ...

Museums are full of new discoveries and wonderful encounters

In September 2019, Kyoto hosted the general conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The agenda item that attracted specia ...

Do koji molds that produce Japan’s unique fermented foods exist only in this country?

Today, many fermented foods are around us in Japan. They include miso (fermented soybean paste), shoyu (soy sauce), natto (fermented soybean ...

For the increasing numbers of elderly persons living alone to enjoy life

In April of 2019, the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research announced that the number of households in which the hea ...

Let’s think about the added benefits instead of added burdens caused by a tax inc ...

Japan’s consumption tax has been raised to 10 percent. Until it was raised, debate on the introduction of a reduced tax rate and reward poin ...