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Japan drops to record-low of 121st place in global gender equality ranking

Japan ranked 121st among 153 countries, a record low, in the Global Gender Gap Report 2020 which was released on December 17 by the Switzerland-based think tank World Economic Forum.

Rape victim wins in court, giving boost to '#Me Too' movement

The Tokyo District Court acknowledged that a female freelance journalist had been raped by a former TBS Washington bureau head, and ordered the ex-TBS chief, the defendant, to pay the plaintiff compensation, which will certainly add momentum to movements to address the issue of sexual assaults in Japan.

Shop owners form union to resist control by major platformer Rakuten

Rakuten, a major Internet shopping service company, will start "free shipping" from March of next year for all orders over a certain price level and will impose shipping charges on shop owners, sparking criticisms and arousing discontent from many shop owners.

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JCP 28th Congress discusses draft revision to Party Program


The Japanese Communist Party 28th Congress was held from January 14 to 18 in Shizuoka Prefecture an...
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