The facts behind Zika in Japan

Feb 26, 2016

The facts behind Zika in Japan

Confirmation of Japan’s first Zika infection since an outbreak erupted in Latin America last year has elevated concern about the disease. The mosquito-borne virus was detected in a male high school student from Kawasaki days after he returned from a vacation in Brazil with ...

How Japan is tweaking the cost of health care

Feb 17, 2016

How Japan is tweaking the cost of health care

The price of health care is changing. On Feb. 10, a government medical council approved a long list of revisions for the fees hospitals and pharmacies can charge under the nation’s public health insurance program. The dictionary-thick list reflects an effort by the government ...

Ministry tests smartphone app to navigate underground stations

Feb 4, 2016

Ministry tests smartphone app to navigate underground stations

The land ministry on Thursday started testing a smartphone app that provides detailed navigation services in underground areas around Tokyo Station. Any Android smartphone user can download the free app, named Japan Smart Navi, during a pilot study, which runs through March 6. The ...