Sep 5, 2015

Budget requests for fiscal 2016 reach record ¥102.4 trillion

General account budget requests for fiscal 2016 from government ministries and agencies totaled a record ¥102.41 trillion, the Finance Ministry said Friday. Ever-increasing medical costs on the back of an aging population helped the budget requests to top ¥100 trillion for the second consecutive ...

Aug 11, 2015

Dai-ichi becomes Japan's most profitable life insurer

Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co.’s core business profit in April-June jumped 56.8 percent from a year earlier to ¥160.5 billion. It ranked top in the nation’s life insurance industry also in terms of revenue from premiums. Core profit at Nippon Life Insurance Co., which had ...

Aug 1, 2015

Health gains lost to climate change

All of the impressive scientific and medical gains of modern civilization are in danger of being lost because of the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.