'World Press ' Photo 2013'

Jun 6, 2013

'World Press " Photo 2013'

by Alisa Yamasaki

Now in its 56th year, the World Press Photo Contest has expanded its categories to include sports and portraiture to reflect those growing trends in photojournalism. The competition attracted more than 5,000 applicants, and the winning photos are currently on world tour, now making ...

Jan 10, 2011

Relief for drug side effects

Even if one uses a medical drug properly, side effects cannot be ruled out. Thirty years have passed since the system to provide relief for sufferers from drug side effects was established in Japan. People should know more about this system and use it ...

May 11, 2008

The Japanese view of ending life

Regarding David Quintero’s May 4 letter, “High Japanese suicide rate mystifies,” and the question he poses (Why do so many Japanese people kill themselves?): I don’t have a definitive answer, but I have come up with a few theories: • There is historically, in ...