1. Doting Husbands Declare Wives Day in Japan

    We're all in favour of this: the Doting Husbands society in Japan has declared Beloved Wives Day in order to get Japanese men to show more appreciation of their wives. Reuters reports: "A group of Japanese men hoping to encourage the nation's legions of workaholic husbands to head home early and show their wives some appreciation have proclaimed "Beloved Wives Day".

    The group, which calls itself the "Japan Doting Husbands Association", urged men to get home by 8 p.m. and say thanks to their wives for all they do.

    "Many men can't put their feelings of gratitude towards their wives into words. Work is number one for them," the non-profit group says on its Web site. "This attitude is putting Japanese marriages under great pressure."" [Read the full story]. Indeed. Less working, more lovin'!

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