Tag - deaths



Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 25, 2019
One diorama at a time, miniaturist reconstructs aftermaths of ‘lonely deaths’
Miyu Kojima's models of the apartments she has help clean after the deaths of their tenants can be hard to look at, but they also reveal the empathy needed to be able to continue in such a difficult line of work.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 4, 2019
1 in 5 deaths worldwide linked to unhealthy diet, study says
Eleven million deaths worldwide in 2017 were linked to people eating poor diets high in sugar, salt and processed meat that contributed to heart disease, cancer and diabetes, a global study found.
Japan Times
Mar 22, 2019
Suicide now leading cause of death among children aged 10 to 14 in Japan
Suicide is down overall, but government statistics show it is now deadlier than cancer for that age group and the leading cause of death for people 10 to 39.
Japan Times
Dec 21, 2018
Number of babies born in Japan in 2018 lowest since records began; population decline the highest
The figures reveal the difficulty of the governmentu2019s goal of raising the total fertility rate amid the population decline.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 1, 2018
Couple and daughter fatally stabbed at Osaka home in suspected murder-suicide
Three members of the same family were found dead in their house Thursday in a suspected murder-suicide in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, police said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 29, 2018
Fifth death confirmed at Japan hospital after air conditioning fails
A fifth elderly patient in Gifu Prefecture has died at a hospital where air conditioning units had broken down amid a heat wave that has gripped the country.
Jun 17, 2018
Promote work-interval system to stop overwork
Efforts to combat the overwork of corporate employees must not end with the introduction of a few new regulations.
Jan 9, 2018
Civilian deaths from explosives surged in 2017, campaign group says
More than 40 civilians were killed every day by explosive weapons last year, according to a preliminary survey of media reports, a sharp rise on 2016 largely due to an increase in deadly airstrikes, a campaign group said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 30, 2017
Suicides down, but Japan still second highest among major industrialized nations, report says
The nationu2019s suicide rate is the sixth highest in the world and the second worst among eight major industrialized countries, a government report released Tuesday said.
May 1, 2017
Climbing accidents claim two in Gunma and Toyama; Dutch woman survives nasty fall
At least two people died and one was seriously injured in separate alpine accidents Sunday in Gunma and Toyama prefectures as the Golden Week holiday season entered its second day.
Japan Times
Apr 14, 2017
Nearly a quarter of indirect Kumamoto quake deaths linked to sheltering in vehicles
About a quarter of the indirect deaths officially linked to last April's earthquakes in Kumamoto and Oita prefectures spent some of their nights in a vehicle, it has been learned.
Mar 17, 2017
Step to trim overtime falls short
A new legal cap on overtime will hardly serve as a guarantee to stop the excessively long work hours from causing the deaths and suicides of overworked employees.
Jan 4, 2017
Traffic deaths fall below 4,000 in Japan for first time in 67 years
The National Police Agency says the drop is due in part to improved vehicle safety.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 18, 2016
Three bodies found in Gifu home
Three bodies have been found in a home in Gifu, with the cause of death suspected to be illness or starvation, police said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 14, 2016
'Corpse hotels' offer dignity for the dead as Japan's crematoriums struggle to keep up
Packed among houses and small factories in a semi-industrial area of Kawasaki, Sou Sou resembles a regular hotel. How it differs is that it serves the dead.
Japan Times
May 10, 2016
Bereaved father finds solace in figurine of daughter
A father's grief over the loss of his daughter has spawned a new industry: figurines of deceased relatives made with 3-D printing.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 26, 2016
Undertaker working for child survivors of Tohoku tsunami
Ruiko Sasahara can never forget the sight of a little girl lying in a morgue after the tsunami five years ago.
Apr 8, 2016
Death toll from child abuse greatly underestimated: pediatricians
The death rate abused or neglected children is about five times higher than the governmentu2019s figures, the Japan Pediatric Society warns.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 14, 2016
Study finds 138 preventable hospital deaths following 2011 tsunami
At least 138 patients at major hospitals in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures who died in the aftermath of the 2011 quake and tsunami could have been saved under normal medical conditions, health ministry researchers have said.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 2, 2016
Solitary deaths reach 188 in Tohoku temporary housing
The number of people who died alone in temporary housing in three prefectures hit hard by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disasters reached 188 at the end of last year, a Kyodo News tally showed, highlighting the difficulty for authorities to look after elderly survivors.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves