Caution urged as Okinawa measles outbreak spreads

Reference | FYI May 7, 2018

Caution urged as Okinawa measles outbreak spreads

Measles cases are spreading in Okinawa, with the reported number of patients exceeding 90 in just over a month, prompting the prefecture last month to warn that visiting the resort islands may be not advisable for infants and pregnant women. The measles outbreak is believed ...

Unclaimed remains accumulating in aging Japan

National / Social Issues Jan 9, 2018

Unclaimed remains accumulating in aging Japan

The smell of mold wafted through the small underground room at a municipal-run cemetery in the city of Saitama in late November, where around 600 unclaimed urns filled the shelves. Pointing at the only vacant rack in the vault, Saitama official Satoru Shimizu said it ...