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 12, 2016

G-7 health chiefs vow to boost dementia care measures

Health ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries agreed Monday to boost dementia care measures amid the rapid graying of societies, as they wrapped up a two-day meeting in Kobe. Representatives from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States and the ...

May 25, 2015

Japan lays 2,498 unidentified war dead to rest

The remains of 2,498 unidentified soldiers who died fighting for Japan during World War II were laid to rest in a memorial service Monday at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery in Tokyo. The remains were brought home by the government and other groups from places including ...

Jan 22, 2015

GPIF governance overhaul almost complete, minister says

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The Government Pension Investment Fund is closing in on completing a governance overhaul, said the minister in charge of the $1.1 trillion retirement pool. A ministry pension panel formed to decide the fund’s leadership structure will make recommendations on Friday, said Health, Labor and ...

Oct 28, 2014

Shiozaki apologizes to plaintiffs in asbestos suits

Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki has apologized to the plaintiffs in two suits in which the Supreme Court held the government responsible for failing to prevent factory workers from being exposed to asbestos. “I offer my most sincere apology to everybody. . ...