Scrutiny of Tohoku reconstruction funds needed

| Sep 23, 2012

Scrutiny of Tohoku reconstruction funds needed

by Philip Brasor

Last December there was a mild eruption of indignation when it was reported that some of the money earmarked for reconstruction of areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011 would go to protect research whaling from interventionists like Sea Shepherd. Greenpeace ...

Japan's depressing increase in psychoactive drug use

| Sep 16, 2012

Japan's depressing increase in psychoactive drug use

by Philip Brasor

In July, the British pharmaceutical behemoth GlaxoSmithKline reached a $3 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the company’s illegal marketing of several drugs in the United States. One of these, the antidepressant Paxil, was pushed by GSK salespersons for treating children, ...