National Topics

Mar 20, 2016

Public dissatisfied with many welfare services: government survey

Elderly nursing-care, medical and child-care support services are among the public services with which people feel particularly dissatisfied, a Cabinet Office survey showed Saturday. Of the total respondents, nearly 40 percent said they are not satisfied with public services in general or had no ...

Medical industry signals interest in telemedicine

Mar 16, 2016

Medical industry signals interest in telemedicine

Nurse Sayaka Yamasaki, 37, drives her car down a narrow road to visit an elderly patient who lives alone in the mountains of Shikoku. “How are you feeling? Have you been experiencing any change in your health?” She then video calls a doctor at ...

Disaster zones struggle with issue of saving 3/11 ruins

Mar 13, 2016

Disaster zones struggle with issue of saving 3/11 ruins

Tour guide Tsuyoshi Sawaguchi recently took an 11-member group from Kyushu University around the Taro district in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, to explain the impact of the tsunami that wrecked much of Japan’s northeastern coastline in March 2011. “What is important is protecting your life ...