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 ...