Japanese offer mixed views of foreign health care

Feb 19, 2017

Japanese offer mixed views of foreign health care

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Japanese people who have received medical care overseas have mixed views of other countries’ health systems, according to an online straw poll conducted by The Japan Times. The Feb. 7 to Feb. 9 poll drew responses from 66 Japanese whose experiences with foreign health ...

Japan reaches out to medical students to remedy dearth of prison doctors

Dec 29, 2016

Japan reaches out to medical students to remedy dearth of prison doctors

Japan’s correctional facilities have had trouble securing enough doctors to examine inmates, as medical students tend to favor working at private-sector hospitals that pay more and offer better opportunities to learn about advanced medical technology. The Justice Ministry, which oversees the medical officers at ...

Oct 26, 2016

Health ministry revokes licenses of 89 psychiatrists

The health ministry on Wednesday revoked licenses for 89 mental health doctors with special status that allows them to decide on involuntary hospitalizations of patients on suspicion that they fraudulently acquired their credentials. Such a large number of mental health practitioners being subjected to ...

Sep 13, 2016

Japan to set up medical training center in Cuba

Japan and Cuba are getting ready to announce plans for a medical specialist training center in the Caribbean nation that will feature Japanese technology and equipment, according to informed sources. The move is designed to support the international expansion of Japanese medical technology and ...

Tohoku university opens to first intake of medical students

Apr 5, 2016

Tohoku university opens to first intake of medical students

Some 100 students on Tuesday entered the first medicine faculty established in a Japanese university in 37 years at Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University in Sendai. Set up with the aim of resolving the shortage of doctors and medical personnel in the region in ...

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 ...