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The 7 Ways Dads Change Their Kids (For Better and Worse)

Everything you do as a father will impact your children. Here are some of the highlights.<p>Dads matter. Children of involved fathers are less likely to …

Parenting

How to Help Your Teen Get More Sleep

When it comes to teens getting enough sleep, numerous forces are working against them. Early school start times are wreaking havoc on their circadian …

I’ve been ruined by Long Long Man, the greatest love story ever told by Japanese gum commercials

Love Stories

Japanese couple apologise for ignoring work pregnancy timetable by conceiving ‘before their turn’

A Japanese worker has been reprimanded by her boss for “selfishly breaking the rules” after she became pregnant before it was her “turn”, according to media reports.<p>The woman was working at a private childcare centre in Aichi prefecture, north Japan, when she found out she was pregnant.<p>However, the …

Sleeker and smarter: Japan unveils new Shinkansen 'Supreme' bullet train

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics may be two years away, but Japan is already flexing its transportation muscles.<p>Central Japan Railway Co. has rolled out its new high-speed Shinkansen N700S -- or Shinkansen Supreme -- train model.<p>The smarter, sleeker and quieter train will debut on the Tokaido …

Trains

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Coca-Cola Will Launch Its First Alcoholic Drink To Compete In Japan

Coca-Cola will introduce the first alcoholic drink in the company's 125-year history, tapping into a growing trend in Japan for mildly intoxicating drink mixes.<p>But if you were thinking rum and Coke, you would be wrong.<p>Instead, the new brand will compete in a category known as Chu-Hi, a canned …

Alcohol

In patriarchal Japan, saying ‘Me Too’ can be risky for women

TOKYO — Japanese women who say “Me too” do so at their own risk.<p>Online comments accused Rika Shiiki of lying and being a publicity hound when she …

So many Japanese people die alone, there’s a whole industry devoted to cleaning up after them

<i>[This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required.]</i><p>KAWASAKI, Japan — There was a putrid smell emanating from the apartment. There was an obvious brown stain on the futon where …

2 boys arrested for pouring shampoo into onsen

Two 19-year-old boys in Mie Prefecture have been arrested for causing an onsen to overflow after pouring shampoo into the natural hot spring last …

Even a Final, Irreversible, Absolutely Done Deal Can Be Broken

Japan and South Korea are wrangling again over an apology for sexual slavery. That tells us something about international law.<p>Can an international deal ever really be final? President Donald Trump seems to think the answer is no, given his penchant for withdrawing from agreements made under …

Earthquake warnings leave Kanto jolted, but the big shake never came

Across the Kanto region and in parts of Fukushima Prefecture, alarms suddenly rang out at 11:02 a.m. Friday from cellphones and public …

Natural Disasters

Japan Isn't Happy With Logan Paul's Tokyo Video, Either

On January 1, the most important day on the Japanese calendar, when families gather and think about the new year, YouTuber Logan Paul posted an …

Japan

I Tried a Bullet Journal for One Week—Here’s What Happened

In case you haven’t heard: Bullet journaling is a thing (it’s also known as bujo-ing or productivity journaling). The idea: Combine all your to-dos, …

Productivity

How to Run an Efficient Meeting--Without Being Bossy or Taking Over

If you are a leader or subject matter expert, here are the meeting best practices that will help you and your team produce the best results.<p>Of course you are going to run the meeting. You probably know the most about the subject and care most about it. Why would you not run the meeting? Because …

Team Building

First 'serious incident' for Japan bullet train as crack found

A crack has been found in a Japanese “bullet train” that could have caused a derailment, officials said Wednesday, in the first-ever “serious …

Trains

The Rich Are Getting Richer in Abe’s Japan

By James MaygerJames Mayger and Hannah DormidoHannah Dormido<p>Japan has an income-inequality problem, and it’s getting worse. While the country is …

Stubbornly resistant to change, Japan is finally giving in for the sake of tourism

Kofu, Japan<p>Yamanashi prefecture, located two hours west of Tokyo, is unlikely to surface on most must-see guides for people visiting Japan. And yet, tourists are swarming there.<p>In the last five years, the number of overnight foreign visitors to Yamanashi—Japan’s main fruit-growing and wine region, …

Japan

Ghostly Boats Carry North Korean Crews, Dead and Alive, to Japan

MIYAZAWA BEACH, Japan — The weather-beaten wooden fishing boat still harbored its secrets as it lodged in the sand, frigid waves beating against its side. All that remained were a few clues, strewn across the deck.<p>Spotted onboard were a bulb of garlic, tangled fishing nets and ropes, a yellow cable …

Akihito to become first Japanese emperor to abdicate in 200 years

Octogenarian monarch will step down in April 2019, heralding start of new imperial era led by eldest son, Naruhito<p>Japan’s Emperor Akihito will abdicate in spring 2019, almost three years after he suggested his age and health were affecting his ability to carry out his official duties.<p>The …

The Eisenhower Matrix Productivity Method [Video Tutorial]

You’ve got a lot on your plate. In addition to your actual projects, it feels like you also have 50 other little tasks that demand your attention. …

11 American work habits other countries avoid at all costs

The way Americans work has people in other countries scratching their heads.<p>Although people in the United States are known for working hard — and much longer than those in other countries — workplaces abroad have largely shunned the American style.<p>Here are the most unhealthy American work habits …

The Tattooist for the Yakuza Explains Why Tattoos Should Never Be Seen

"When something becomes a fashion, it isn’t fascinating anymore."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia</i>.<p>Growing up in a conservative Muslim household, if any of my cousins had tattoos they always had to keep them hidden. Tattoos were both a religious and cultural taboo. I remember when …

Ditch the To-Do List. This is the Only Prioritization System You Need

The life hack that will keep you on track and super productive.<p>Prioritization made simple: write a list of all the things you have to do and cross them off as you go. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy, right?<p>Not quite. To-do lists might help you get things done today, but they're also a double-edged sword. …

Time Management

Watch: SoftBank Hawks win Japan Series on 11th-inning 'sayonara single'

What could possibly be better than a championship-winning walk-off single?<p>Well, nothing - except, maybe, a championship-winning <i>sayonara</i> single.<p>A few …

Japan

Japan has started delivering groceries by drones to Fukushima residents

The Japanese town of Odaka is being thrust into the future with drone deliveries<p>Japan is taking humanitarian aid in disaster zones to – quite …

Fukushima

Why do Japanese people wear medical masks in public?

Over the last 30 years, I've been to Japan six times. The first time I went I saw a few people wearing medical masks that cover their face and nose. …

The Beginner’s Guide To Scrum And Agile Project Management

Buckle up, because we’re about to “sprint” through your introduction to Scrum and Agile (you’ll get that joke by the end of this guide, we promise).

Project Management

Medical associations warn against children's excessive use of smartphones

The Japan Pediatric Association and the Japan Medical Association on Feb. 15 unveiled a poster warning against the dangers of the excessive use of …