Japan's revised insurance law leads to raft of new policy options

Apr 21, 2016

Japan's revised insurance law leads to raft of new policy options

There is strong demand for new inexpensive, short-term insurance plans, ranging from landlords’ death coverage to medical policies for foreign tourists. Sendai-based Prevent SAST Insurance Co. offers a legal-expenses plan named Mikata. It was introduced in response to increasing numbers of people seeking legal ...

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 ...

Mar 18, 2016

Suicides fell for sixth year straight in 2015: police

Suicides fell for a sixth consecutive year in 2015, dropping 5.5 percent from the previous year to 24,025, the National Police Agency said Friday. Suicides related to the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis came to 23, up from 22 in 2014, with ...

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 ...