Tag - depression



An employee at Otsuka Foods has filed a damages suit against the company with the Otsu District Court in Shiga Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 14, 2024
Otsuka Foods whistleblower sues company for work-related depression
The man has claimed he suffered from depression after being reassigned and given little work following a report over the company's alleged wrongdoing.
A member of staff at Momuri responds to a request for assistance in submitting a resignation in Tokyo on April 18.
JAPAN / Society
May 8, 2024
Japan's workers turning to agencies that help them quit jobs
One firm that provides such a service saw the highest-ever number of requests following the long Golden Week holiday.
The hippocampus is a part of the brain that controls memory, learning and emotions. Stressful life events such as disasters and terrorist attacks are known to lead to post-traumatic stress disorder and result in its shrinkage.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 9, 2024
Tokyo teens were less stressed during first COVID emergency: study
Increases in the volume of the hippocampus in their brains suggest reduced stress, according to research conducted by the University of Tokyo.
The health ministry found that, following the reported death of a TV personality in May 2022, the number of excess suicides in Japan spiked for two or three weeks.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 20, 2023
Copycat suicides spiked in Japan after celebrity's 2022 death
A government report is calling for the media to ensure that coverage is in line with the World Health Organization’s suicide reporting guidelines.
As many as half of women with postpartum depression go undiagnosed.
Aug 9, 2023
New postpartum depression pill is a vital breakthrough
Pharma companies seem to be finally listening to the female half of the population.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2023
13% of students in Japan prone to depression due to pandemic, study shows
Behavioral restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are believed to have been among the factors affecting children's mental well-being.
Japan Times
May 1, 2023
Depressive tendencies among children grew during pandemic in Japan
By contrast, an improvement in depressive conditions was observed among the parents of the children.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 1, 2023
Early detection of postpartum depression? Japanese researchers may have found a way.
Currently, there are no available tests that aid with the prediction of postpartum depression.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 11, 2023
Long-term air pollution exposure raises depression risk, studies find
Air pollution has long been linked to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The new studies add to a growing body of evidence that air pollution also affects mental health.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Aug 17, 2022
Number of suicides in Japan increased 8,000 due to pandemic, study finds
Women in their 20s saw the largest rise, but women age 19 or younger also saw a significant increase.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 21, 2021
As climate anxiety rises, chat groups tackle isolation and taboos
A growing network of discussion groups offer spaces for people to open up about their feelings on the changing climate.
Japan Times
Dec 20, 2021
Give the gift of going easy on yourself this holiday season
The holidays can be lonely for some people, especially after a trying year. Remember to reach out to others and take a moment to relax.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 3, 2021
Japan high schools ready to talk about mental health in the classroom
Mental health curricula planned for next spring aimed at preventing depression and other disorders.
Japan Times
Apr 7, 2021
FDR had the Great Depression, but Biden has big data
But the similarities end there. The economic challenges Biden is facing are very different from the ones FDR grappled with, and his approach is necessarily unique.
Japan Times
Feb 21, 2021
As suicides rise amid the pandemic, Japan takes steps to tackle loneliness
What constitutes loneliness is a trickier question in Japan, where the overarching term 'kodoku' has been used to describe both loneliness and solitude, essentially lumping them together.
Japan Times
Dec 12, 2020
Rising suicide figures reflect many women’s despair in a pandemic
Almost as anguishing as having no future is having an unknown one.
Japan Times
Dec 9, 2020
I achieved my wildest dreams. Then depression hit.
I’d spent my life training for the Olympics, but I wasn’t prepared for what came next.
Japan Times
Nov 11, 2020
Japan suicides rise as economic impact of coronavirus hits home
Of October's cases, 851 were women, a rise of 82.6% over the same month in 2019. The number of suicides by men rose 21.3%.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Oct 9, 2020
Suicide spike in Japan shows mental health toll of COVID-19
The numbers hint at what may be going on around the world as countries grapple with the fallout from mass unemployment and social isolation.
Japan Times
Aug 24, 2020
An epidemic of depression and anxiety among young adults
As COVID-19 spreads, so do mental health problems, especially among Gen Z and millennials. A lot of this had to do with uncertainty.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan