If more people go out to look for Pokemon, it will increase consumer spending because these people will pay for transportation and meals. If local bodies organize regional Pokemon tours, it will help vitalize local economies. Its economic effects are far larger than other games, whose benefits are limited to those generated by relevant goods.

Toshihiro Nagahama, chief economist at the Dai-ichi Life Research Institute Inc, predicting the release of the Pokemon Go app will have a big economic effect because of its popularity. (Mainichi Shimbun) Read

Teachers should inform students of the fact that the security bills were passed and explain the merits and demerits of the legislation to get students to think about the issue.

Minoru Kihara, director of the LDP’s Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Division, criticizing “politically biased” teachers. He said that only arguing for the abolishment of the Abe administration’s national security legislation was a clear… Read

Taking precautions such as restricting access to one’s personal information to friends is effective. With the popularization of SNS sites, it’s becoming more common for people to develop a sense of familiarity toward strangers. It’s important to have the courage to stop using social media if you feel you’re in danger.

Masashi Yasukawa, chairman of Tokyo-based National web-counseling conference, which offers consultations concerning online disputes. He says the number of such cases has skyrocketed from 10 in 2012 to 97 in 2013 and 471 in 2015.… Read

An increasing number of people are revisiting places they went to on school trips, not only with their families but also for class reunions. The demand for tours that revisit school trip destinations will likely grow, mainly among postwar baby boomers.

Prof Norihito Shiga of the College of Tourism at Rikkyo University. Tour packages and hotel services for adults to re-experience the joys of their school trips by revisiting those destinations are becoming popular. (Yomiuri Shimbun) Read

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