The Japanese Prime Minister Replaced 14 Ministers in his Cabinet

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved the new cabinet in which 14 ministers out of 19 were replaced. The ministers that keep their posts are the closest associates of the head of state. They are Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso, Secretary General of the Cabinet Yoshihide Sugga and Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshi Seko. Reports BGNES. 

The versatility and splendor of Geisha hairstyles (VIDEO+PHOTOS)

There has never been a single, widely accepted hairstyle for geisha. It is safe to say that throughout history, geisha women have been wearing their hair up or down at various periods of time.

However, in the 17th century, geisha started putting their hair up once again. It is during this period that the traditional shimada hairstyle, based on a type of chignon, started to develop.

Deutsche Bank: Ending 'death by overwork' is bad for Japan's economy

Efforts by Japan's authorities to curb long work hours could weigh heavily on the country's economic growth, a study by Deutsche Bank found. The Japanese are recognized one of the world's most overworked nations.

According to CNBC, the bank said in a note that "cuts in overtime hours lead to lower household income, corporate earnings, and the economy's potential output."

Civil War In Japan – The last Shogun marches toward the end of an era

On the 27th of January, 1868, the army of the Shogunate was marching toward Kyoto. For more than a quarter of a century, the Tokugawa Shoguns had ruled Japan in peace, but now the country was once again in turmoil. Foreigners had come to Japan, Dutch, British and French, and modern European weaponry and training had for the first time become influential in the land of the rising sun.