Nov 28, 2016

Ruling parties agree on two-week Diet extension

The ruling coalition decided on Monday to extend the extraordinary Diet session by two weeks, giving itself a window to pass bills on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and pension reform before the legislature closes for the year. The extension means the extra session ...

Nov 25, 2016

Gut microbes may play role in yo-yo dieting, obesity

Scientists studying yo-yo dieting in mice say the tendency for people to regain excess weight rapidly after successfully slimming may well be due to their microbiome — the trillions of microorganisms in the gut. The researchers found that changes in the gut microbiome that ...

Japan preparing bill to cut adult age to 18

Nov 14, 2016

Japan preparing bill to cut adult age to 18

The government plans to submit a bill to the Diet during next year’s ordinary legislative session to lower the age of adulthood under the Civil Code from 20 to 18. If approved by the Diet, the change could take place by 2021 following a ...