Facing a mandatory cut in retirement allowance, 110 public school teachers in Saitama Prefecture are seeking to retire this month, two months before the end of the academic year, it has been learned.
Saitama Gov. Kiyoshi Ueda, who said he decided to start the mandatory pay cut Feb. 1 to cut costs for the local government and to secure time needed to notify people of a change in a related ordinance, expressed disappointment over the move.
According to the prefecture, 110 prefectural public school teachers--including 30 homeroom teachers--set to reach mandatory retirement age by the end of this fiscal year are seeking to retire by February.
On Saturday at around 11:30 a.m., officers arrested Hideaki Shoji, a resident of Yokohama, after he allegedly came up from behind a 21-year-old female college student and shot digital images up her skirt as she stood on a platform at Kuhonbutsu Station in Setagaya Ward. (Tokyo Reporter)
A 12-year battle for justice took an enormous financial, emotional and physical toll, says Catherine Jane Fisher. But for the Australian teacher of English and mother of three, it's time to savor a landmark court victory. (womensenews.org )
The number of shoplifting cases accounted for nearly 10 pct of all criminal offenses recognized by Japanese police, with the rate increasing, a National Police Agency survey showed Wednesday. (Jiji Press )