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This year’s newly hired employees

NHK’s “Close-up Gendai Plus” reported that more than 700,000 newly hired employees began working on April 1 nationwide, pointing out some “changes” in ceremonies held by companies to welcome such new recruits. The program said although it was unprecedented in the past, an increasing number of companies invited the parents of their new employees to attend such ceremonies, reflecting the….Read more

  • April 5, 2016
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Buddhism gaining popularity in China

NHK’s”Close-up Gendai” reported that a growing number of Chinese elites are becoming Buddhists amid China’s economic slowdown, saying that it is believed that there are as many as 300 million Buddhists in China. The program followed several Chinese students from prestigious universities who became priests, saying that they are frustrated with society’s corruption and greed, and are seeking stability and….Read more

  • April 6, 2016
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Baseball gambling

The program reported on the issue of baseball gambling among former Yomiuri Giants players, airing an exclusive interview with one of them, who was permanently banned from professional baseball. Former Yomiuri Giants pitcher Tatsuya Matsumoto expressed an apology and explained that he got involved in baseball gambling as another pastime, like cards and mah-jongg, played with teammates to relieve stress.….Read more

  • April 8, 2016
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