National Topics

Jun 5, 2015

Consumer center warns of eyelash extension treatment dangers

Japan’s consumer center warned Thursday that eyelash extensions can damage users’ eyes and skin, with the number of associated problems remaining high in recent years. The National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan said it received 599 complaints in the five years through fiscal 2014 ...

May 27, 2015

Health minister calls for greater use of generic drugs

The market penetration rate of generic drugs in Japan should rise to 80 percent or higher by the end of March 2021 from 46.9 percent in September 2013, according to Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki. If the target is achieved, medical expenses ...