Mie doctor finds niche in after-hours clinic

Apr 14, 2017

Mie doctor finds niche in after-hours clinic

A 31-year-old doctor is endeavoring to alleviate the problem of emergency room overcrowding in Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture, by running a night and holiday first-aid clinic. Masashi Ryosetsu opened Ioji Okyu Clinic in November 2015, hoping to stop people from treating hospitals like "a convenience store" ...

Japanese offer mixed views of foreign health care

Feb 19, 2017

Japanese offer mixed views of foreign health care

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Japanese people who have received medical care overseas have mixed views of other countries' health systems, according to an online straw poll conducted by The Japan Times. The Feb. 7 to Feb. 9 poll drew responses from 66 Japanese whose experiences with foreign health care ...

Japan reaches out to medical students to remedy dearth of prison doctors

Dec 29, 2016

Japan reaches out to medical students to remedy dearth of prison doctors

Japan's correctional facilities have had trouble securing enough doctors to examine inmates, as medical students tend to favor working at private-sector hospitals that pay more and offer better opportunities to learn about advanced medical technology. The Justice Ministry, which oversees the medical officers at prisons ...

Oct 26, 2016

Health ministry revokes licenses of 89 psychiatrists

The health ministry on Wednesday revoked licenses for 89 mental health doctors with special status that allows them to decide on involuntary hospitalizations of patients on suspicion that they fraudulently acquired their credentials. Such a large number of mental health practitioners being subjected to scrutiny ...