Tatsuya Akasaka

For Tatsuya Akasaka's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jun 27, 2008

Japan fatally behind curve on cervical cancer

More than 2,000 women in Japan will die from cervical cancer this year, and several thousand more cases will be diagnosed — even though many other advanced nations consider it a preventable disease. “Unfortunately, I have had a surgical operation to remove my entire ...

Apr 24, 2008

Dementia in young still stigmatized

A person in the prime of life who experiences memory loss and begins to lose the capacity to understand has what specialists describe as young-onset dementia. It is estimated that about 40,000 people in Japan aged 65 or younger exhibit such symptoms, but beyond ...