National Topics

Feb 21, 2016

Crackdown on questionable adoption agencies in works

The ruling coalition is considering making it mandatory for adoption agencies to be licensed, as opposed to merely registered, informed sources said. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its partner, Komeito, hope the stiffer requirements will shut down questionable agencies that charge excessive fees ...

How Japan is tweaking the cost of health care

Feb 17, 2016

How Japan is tweaking the cost of health care

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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 ...