• Kyodo


A majority of people in Japan favor making formal plans about the health care they would like to receive at the end of their lives, but only a small proportion have actually done so, a health ministry survey showed Friday.

The survey conducted in December, which covered 6,000 people and received responses from 973, showed 66 percent supported the idea of advance health care directives, while 8.1 percent had actually prepared documents on terminal care.

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