Nov 7, 2013

Government-OK'd ethics texts may hit schools

An expert panel of the education ministry has recommended that ethics should be upgraded to part of the official curriculum in public elementary and junior high schools and that government-authorized textbooks should be used in teaching the subject, a source said. Amid skepticism among ...

Sep 9, 2013

Strengthening research ethics

In view of a series of irregularities in scientific research that have recently come to light, scientists and research institutes need to strengthen their ethical standards.

Jul 3, 2013

Twitter posting of patients' organs causes ethical uproar

A 19-year-old student at Gifu Municipal Nursing School uploaded images of the internal organs of two cancer patients used in her class to Twitter, school officials said Monday. Calling the act “not permissible based on ethical grounds,” the school barred the student from classes ...

Records offer rare glimpse into Justice leak probe

| May 21, 2013

Records offer rare glimpse into Justice leak probe

by Ann E. Marimow

When the Justice Department began investigating possible leaks of classified information about North Korea in 2009, investigators did more than obtain telephone records of a working journalist suspected of receiving the secret material. They used security badge access records to track the reporter’s comings ...

May 21, 2013

Seizure unconstitutional: AP chief

Washington AP The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government’s secret seizure of two months of reporters’ phone records “unconstitutional” and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action against the Justice Department. Gary Pruitt, ...

Inside Japan's 'Suicide Forest'

Jun 26, 2011

Inside Japan's 'Suicide Forest'

by Rob Gilhooly

I am walking through Aokigahara Jukai forest, the light rapidly fading on a mid-winter afternoon, when I am stopped dead in my tracks by a blood-curdling scream. The natural reaction would be to run, but the forest floor is a maze of roots and ...