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Sudanese refugees collect water from a borehole at the Gorom Refugee camp hosting Sudanese refugees who fled recent fighting, near Juba, in South Sudan in January.
Jun 21, 2024
Sudan one of world's 'worst crises' in decades: Doctors Without Borders
And yet, the humanitarian response to the civil war is "profoundly inadequate," the international president of the medical charity says.
Doctors take part in a rally to protest against government plans to increase medical school admissions, in Seoul on March 3.
Jun 18, 2024
More doctors walk off the job in South Korea in one-day strike
The dispute began in January, when the South Korean government announced a plan to dramatically expand admissions to medical schools.
The University of Tokyo Hospital in Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward
JAPAN / Society
Jun 12, 2024
16 heart transplant surgeries abandoned in Japan in 2023
Of the 16 patients whose transplant operations were abandoned, 10 received transplants later, while six are still awaiting transplants.
Doctors from the Korean Medical Association attended a candlelight vigil in Seoul on May 30 to protest the government's medical reform plan.
Jun 9, 2024
Korean doctors vote to strike on June 18 in protest over reform
It's the first time the Korean Medical Association has taken collective action to protest against government plans to reform the medical sector.
With brightly colored hair and equally colorful attire, the 48-year-old Maaya Orii certainly stands out in a crowd.
LIFE / Style & Design
Jun 1, 2024
Paging Dr. Maaya, the neurosurgeon doubling as a fashion designer
Maaya Orii works as a neurosurgeon in Tokyo on weekdays and as a doctor in Kushiro, Hokkaido, on weekends. In her spare time, she’ll shift gears and focus on fashion.
One of the lawyers representing a group of doctors suing Google told a news conference that the main purpose of the lawsuit is not to seek compensation but instead to raise awareness over various problems with the Google Maps system.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 18, 2024
In a first, Japan doctors sue Google over negative reviews on firm's map app
The suit is the first in Japan — and possibly the world — to target a platform rather than the individuals who posted the reviews, lawyers said.
Demonstrators protest against a government plan to increase the number of seats at medical schools in Seoul in March.
Apr 8, 2024
Deaths amid doctor shortage fuel election angst in South Korea
A critical lack of doctors in South Korea has led to thousands of deaths as President Yoon Suk-yeol works to address the problem.  
New regulations took effect this month to cap the working hours of hospital doctors, with the health ministry also specifying that hours spent on duties and self-development directly associated with education and research should be considered work hours.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 1, 2024
Japan starts work style reform to cap doctors' overtime
Medical services in Japan have historically relied to some extent on the self-sacrifice of doctors.
Doctors on Sunday lead thousands of protesters in a rally in Seoul demanding the government to scrap its plan to increase medical school enrollment.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Mar 4, 2024
South Korea to start legal steps to punish doctors in walkout
The health ministry said on its website that some of the doctors in the collective action have been ordered back to work — a procedural first step.
Demonstrators gather during a protest in Seoul on Sunday.
Feb 29, 2024
South Korea seeks first talks with doctors as deadline looms
The Health and Welfare Ministry said it has proposed having talks to address the 10-day walkout by about 9,000 trainee doctors.
South Korean doctors and other demonstrators march during a protest in Seoul on Sunday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Feb 27, 2024
South Korea probing if woman’s death linked to doctor walkout
More than 9,000 of the country’s roughly 13,000 trainee doctors, who play a key role in emergency care, have walked off their jobs in labor action.
South Korean doctors take part in a protest against the government medical policy in front of the Presidential office in Seoul on Sunday.
Feb 26, 2024
Overworked and unheard, South Korean doctors on mass walkout say
"The current medical system in South Korea, which is a great one, is run by making cheap trainee doctors keep grinding."
An emergency vehicle outside Severance Hospital in Seoul on Thursday. Almost two-thirds of the country's young doctors have walked off the job to protest a government plan to admit more students to medical schools.
Feb 23, 2024
South Korea health alert raised to 'severe' amid doctor walkout
The doctors taking part in the protest say the real issue is pay and working conditions, not the number of physicians.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol (center) speaks during a cabinet meeting at the presidential office in Seoul on Tuesday. South Korean hospitals turned away some patients and delayed surgeries on the day, as hundreds of trainee doctors stopped working in a protest against medical training reforms.
Feb 21, 2024
Nearly 8,000 South Korean doctors walk out over plan to boost numbers
While the labor action has caused only minor disruptions so far, the junior medics play a key role in providing emergency care.
South Korea plans to increase the number of slots in university medical school programs by 2,000 from the current 3,058 next year to alleviate a shortage of doctors.
Feb 19, 2024
For South Korea’s top students, medical school beats chips
Students are enticed by what many see as better job security and higher pay in the medical field.
South Korea has one of the lowest ratios of doctors to population in the developed world, according to data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which shows 2.6 doctors per 1,000 people.
Feb 18, 2024
South Korean doctors warn of ‘catastrophe’ if punished for strike
About 2,700 interns and residents at five major general hospital groups plan to walk off the job.
The Central Social Insurance Medical Council has adopted a proposal to increase outpatient fees in order to boost the salaries of health care workers.
Feb 15, 2024
Japan to raise outpatient visit fees to increase workers' pay
In order to increase pay for young doctors, nursing staff and pharmacists, basic hospitalization fees and outpatient fees will be raised.
Palestinian Irish plastic surgeon Ahmed El Mokhallalati checks a Palestinian man wounded in an Israeli strike, at the European Hospital, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 7, 2024
Doctors in Gaza must 'prioritize' patients most likely to survive
Staff and equipment are in such short supply in Gaza's European Hospital that medical teams are having to make agonizing decisions.
Judges at the Kyoto District Court hear a case involving Yoshikazu Okubo, a doctor accused of the consensual killing of a woman with a fatal neurological disease, on Jan. 11. The court is scheduled to deliver its ruling on March 5.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 1, 2024
Prosecutors seek 23 years for Japanese doctor in consensual killing case
They claim the accused had an "interest" in killing the elderly and people with disabilities under the false pretense of medical care.
Takahiro Ueda, a professor at Tottori University Hospital and the doctor who oversaw treatment of the Kyoto Animation arson attack defendant Shinji Aoba, has urged Japan to tackle the problem of socially isolated individuals.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 24, 2024
Kyoto arson defendant's doctor calls for ways to resolve social isolation
Since the trial at the Kyoto District Court began in September last year, a picture has emerged of a man who was abused by his father and refused to interact with others.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world