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Japanese Politicians Are Pushing to Give Everyone 4-Day Work Weeks

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A Japanese politician from the Liberal Democratic Party is spearheading the push for a bill that would give workers a three-day weekend without affecting job security.

About the bill: House of Councilors member Kuniko Inoguchi, who represents a district of Chiba Prefecture, saw the potential to introduce the bill after the successful implementation of four-day workweeks by a few Japanese companies in the past, according to Sankei Shimbun via SoraNews24.

U.S. Planning to Expel Chinese Grad Students With Military Ties


In an apparent move to intercept suspected scientific and technological espionage, American officials are reportedly planning to expel Chinese graduate students with links to the Chinese military.

Estimates show that at least 3,000 students will see their visas canceled — a fraction of the 360,000 Chinese nationals studying in the U.S. — effectively halting projects that they could be working on, according to The New York Times.

Japan May Make It Illegal to Spank Kids When Disciplining Them

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet members have recently submitted a bill that makes it illegal for parents to hit their children when disciplining them, as the number of child abuse cases in the country rises. 

According to NHK News, the bill was submitted by the Cabinet of Japan, which consists of many high-ranking ministers including the Japanese prime minister himself, on March 19. If passed, the bill would make it illegal for parents to enact corporal punishments on their children, which includes spanking children in broader interpretations.

American Man Goes to the E‌‌R‌ in Taiwan, Reveals ‘the Ho‌rr‌or‌s of Socialized Medicine’

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As Americans, many of us have lived in fear of hea‌lthc‌are costs and consequently have become comfortable with avoiding seeking me‌di‌c‌al care unless it is a li‌fe-thr‌ea‌ten‌ing em‌er‌ge‌ncy. American expatriate, Kevin Bozeat, f‌ear‌ed for the ‌ when‌ his sudden i‌llne‌ss in Taiwan forced him to rush to an E‌R; however, his story could be a huge wake up call for the American healthcare system.

Bozeat shared a detailed account of his experience at a Taiwanese ho‌spi‌ta‌l in a Facebook post titled, “The H‌orr‌or‌s of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience” which has since been shared over 204,000 times.

Disturbing Massachusetts Bill Pushes for Data Collection of Asian-Americans

A bill that seeks to collect data from Asian-American and Pacific Islander ethnic groups in Massachusetts has been met with outrage from the concerned communities in the state, with many calling the proposal a “racist bill”.

Introduced by Democratic Rep. Tackey Chan of Massachusetts in January, the MA House Bill H3361 is set to require state agencies in Massachusetts to identify Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders through data collected from surveys, to be broken down by the state’s five largest ethnic groups in the state, including Chinese, Indian and Vietnamese.

Congresswoman Introduces Bill For Asian Americans Battling Mental Illness

In an effort to combat the stigma on mental health among Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), a new bill was introduced at the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

The bill, titled “Stop Mental Health Stigma in Our Communities Act,” was introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) in a timely fit for the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month, NBC News reported.