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Japan Economy Shrinks

Japan's 'Lonely Deaths' Rise Among Unemployed, Elderly

TIME | Justin Nobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the 1990s, Taichi Yoshida, the owner of a small moving company in Osaka, Japan, began noticing that many of his jobs involved people who had just d...

Japan Economy: Hostessing Now A Sought-After Job For Women

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The women who pour drinks in Japan's sleek gentlemen's clubs were once shunned because their duties were considered immodest: lavishing adoring (albei...

Japan 'Herbivore Men' Abstain From Sex, Business Careers

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As a result of Japan's languishing economy, a growing population of young adult males is deeming themselves "herbivores" and pursuing a radically diff...

Japan Unemployment Hits Record High

Asahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The ratio of job offers to job seekers plunged to a record low in May, the unemployment rate climbed for the fourth straight month--and the government...

Japan Looks To Comic Books To Rescue Economy

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While other countries bail out banks, slash interest rates and prop up struggling industries, Japan is pinning its hopes for economic recovery on a le...

Japan Economy Shrinks At Fastest Pace In 35 Years

AP | TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TOKYO — Japan's economy contracted at the fastest pace in 35 years in the fourth quarter as a collapse in export demand drained life from the wo...