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First holders of new visa hard at work, but hope to find time for...

The first foreign nationals to be granted the new specified skills visa hope the next few years in Japan will not be all work and no play.

Gunma teacher’s gift to kids in Cambodia: a decent education

As a child, Miyuki Hoshino, now 92, thought about quitting school because her family was so poor. It was wartime Japan, after all.

Japanese teen funds library for Cambodia school out of her pocket

Instead of spending the gift money she received each New Year's and on entering school, Miyu Ozawa saved it for her future.

Ayako shines in silk dress from Cambodia at wedding party

A daughter of Emperor Akihito's late cousin, obliged to renounce her status as a princess on marrying a commoner, celebrated her big day with a glittering reception on Oct. 30.

Garment workers in Cambodia fear EU trade threat, makers optimistic

A European Union decision to ramp up trade pressure on Cambodia has alarmed unions in its garment industry, a pillar of the economy that employs about 700,000 people, but a key grouping of manufacturers said the risk would take months to materialize.