Nov 21, 2015

Young people with 'old eyes'

It's starting to become clear that overuse of electronic gadgets like smartphones and computers is having a dramatic impact on the health of young people's eyes.

Oct 18, 2015

Leaving jobs for nursing care

The Abe administration needs to take concrete steps to stem the flow of people who quit their jobs because they must care for ailing relatives.

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 ...