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2009-01-26 15:09:08

Japan's Canon Inc. says it wants its employees to do their bit to help the nation -- by going home early and making babies. Twice a week, Canon lets its Japanese employees go home early to give them more family time and pump up the nation's low birthrate, which at 1.34 is well below the 2.0 needed to maintain the country's population, CNN reported Monday. Experts say one reason Japan's population is shrinking, as well as aging faster than any country in the world, is its employees'...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'