Yahoo Japan is a rare Japanese company in that it embraces remote work and flexible schedules, and it is about to loosen its policies further. From April its employees, 90% of whom work remotely, will get more generous commuting allowances for when they need to come to the office –– even when that requires flying. The company’s goal is to diversify its workforce in terms of both location and lifestyle.
ジョコビッチが国外退去訴訟で勝訴、しかし全豪オープン出場は不透明【Djokovic wins on deportation but Australian Open participation uncertain】
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has been released from immigration detention in Australia, where he was held following the loss of his visa due to not being vaccinated against COVID-19. While the visa cancellation was overturned as legally invalid, whether he will play at the Australian Open remains up in the air, and the government may exercise powers that will keep him out of the country for three years.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and the Liberal Democratic Party have agreed to allow distribution of a one-time benefit to child-rearing households entirely in cash, after earlier insisting that half of it be put in the form of vouchers. While apparently caving in to opposition pressure, the ruling party maintains that its policy remains unchanged, and it still hopes to stimulate the economy through vouchers, which encourage people to make purchases.
Speaking to a 2020 interview, historian and bestselling author Yuval Noah Harari warned of dire consequences if the COVID-19 pandemic is not contained, particularly in developing countries. He said the virus is a threat not only to public health but also to peace and stability, as it could undermine democracies and contribute to authoritarianism.