Vaccination: a choice between two unknowns

Oct 4, 2014

Vaccination: a choice between two unknowns

by Masami Ito

Yoshimi Kawabe’s daughter was 2 years old in 2008 when an unusual rash broke out on her hands and feet. Her family doctor at first thought the rash was caused by hand, foot and mouth disease — a contagious viral infection common in young ...

'It's as if time has stopped since the vaccine'

Oct 4, 2014

'It's as if time has stopped since the vaccine'

by Masami Ito

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Japan. But what if there was a vaccine that could prevent a certain type of cancer? And what if it was free? Mika Matsufuji’s daughter received a free vaccine to prevent cervical cancer from Suginami Ward ...

Sep 16, 2014

Nearly half of China's ultrawealthy plan to emigrate, survey shows

Nearly half of China’s superwealthy individuals are considering leaving the country, a survey said Monday, with most citing better overseas educational and employment opportunities for their children. The global survey of 2,000 high net worth individuals by Barclays Wealth found that 47 percent of ...

Waking up to child abuse

Sep 13, 2014

Waking up to child abuse

by Masami Ito

With reported cases of child abuse topping 70,000 per annum for the first time in August, Masami Ito examines the nation's changing attitudes toward violence at home.

William fuels speculation of second royal baby

Apr 13, 2014

William fuels speculation of second royal baby

Royal watchers were scrutinizing the duchess of Cambridge on her New Zealand tour Sunday, after her husband, Prince William, appeared to hint a second baby is on the way. Kate, however, looked to dampen the speculation by drinking wine and going on a jet ...

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Sharent: シェアレント

Sharent A sharent (シェアレント) is a parent who regularly uses social media to provide a lot of detailed information about their children. Anyone who has ever used Facebook before knows exactly who we’re talking about. These parents compulsively post photos, and blog and tweet ...