Kanoko Matsuyama
For Kanoko Matsuyama's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Nov 3, 2010
Dieting moms' babies underweight
As soon as Keiko Ozaki found out she was pregnant with her second baby, she went on a diet.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2009
Masks with ostrich antibodies aid swine flu fight
Researcher Yasuhiro Tsukamoto's flock of 500 ostriches is being enlisted into the global fight against swine flu by exploiting Japan's practice of wearing masks in public to ward off allergies and colds.
Japan Times
Apr 7, 2009
Otsuka seen leading race to find TB cure
Hiroshi Ishikawa spent half of his career searching for a tuberculosis cure. Now, after a quarter century, he may have the drug industry's most effective weapon to fight resistant strains of the deadly lung disease.
Feb 20, 2009
Infants at risk as government drags feet on vaccines
Kenta Morioka, 4, died last year from suffocation caused by a bacterial infection. But the vaccine that could have saved his life, in use for 16 years and offered in 120 countries, wasn't available in Japan.
Japan Times
Feb 29, 2008
Pfizer diverting drug development away from Japan
Pfizer Inc., the world's biggest drugmaker, is diverting drug studies and tests from Japan as part of an industry push to avoid this nation's regulatory delays and higher costs.


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