Death: We all have to go sometime

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Jul 29, 2017

Death: We all have to go sometime

by Michael Hoffman

"In Japan today, talking about death is taboo," Kobe University medical professor Yoshiyuki Kizawa told the Asahi Shimbun earlier this month. It is remarkable that this should be so. Japan of all nations should be primed for such a discussion. Its traditional culture is breathtakingly ...

National Apr 12, 2017

Two pregnant women die from parrot-borne disease

Two pregnant women have died after they contracted a disease spread through a parrot's infected feces, health ministry officials said, in what is likely to be the first such cases in Japan. According to a research team at the Japan Agency for Medical Research and ...