Toray Industries pushes health-monitoring textile

Mar 7, 2016

Toray Industries pushes health-monitoring textile

Toray Industries Inc. will launch a health care service as early as next month to enable companies to monitor the health of their employees using a new material capable of measuring a person’s biometric signals, its president announced. The textile, called hitoe, is imbedded ...

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 ...

Japanese airports strengthen warnings against Zika fever

Feb 16, 2016

Japanese airports strengthen warnings against Zika fever

Airports across Japan, including Narita International Airport, have strengthened quarantine measures to counter the Zika virus that is spreading quickly throughout Latin America. After the mosquito-borne illness was designated by the Japanese government Monday as a Type 4 infectious disease, requiring doctors to report ...