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Posts tagged as “japanese society”

A Crackdown on the Yakuza?

Via the Japan Subculture Research Center: After decades of unspoken agreements between police and yakuza that have allowed organized crime to operate with relative impunity…

JR East first female bullet-train operator

In transportation news, JR East announced Tuesday that they have appointed their very first female bullet train operator to the Tohoku Shinkansen line. Sakai is now a member of a group of 400 male bullet train operators and began her first solo operation on April 9 of this year. I do not have exact number but JR Tokai and JR West have already had women actively operating bullet trains.

Japan’s About Face

With my recent and past posts on the Japanese Self Defense Force, here is an interesting story, “Japan’s About Face,” that looks at the slow…