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2008-08-26 21:00:17

Tokyo, Aug. 26 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government will offer financial support, including loans for housing, to so-called "Internet cafe refugees," a class of homeless people taking shelter at 24-hour Internet cafes, labor ministry officials said Tuesday.

2006-06-01 07:55:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of Japanese who took their own lives rose slightly in 2005 to stay above 30,000 for the eighth straight year, with the number of serious illnesses and deaths blamed on overwork also climbing.

2006-05-10 03:25:50

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of suicides in Japan is likely to have exceeded 30,000 for the eighth straight year in 2005, and analysts say a widening income gap is partly to blame for the nation's stubbornly high suicide rate.

2006-01-31 22:52:45

By Ritsuko Ando TOKYO (Reuters) - Is your annual

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'