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Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2021
They know the drill: Dentists tapped to speed up Japan's slow vaccine rollout
Their involvement will be contingent upon municipalities not being able to secure enough doctors and nurses to go ahead with mass vaccinations at public facilities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Feb 2, 2021
Leading world in hospital bed availability, Japan still taxed by COVID-19
Despite a relatively low number of cases, prefectures currently under a state of emergency are seeing about 70% of their hospital beds for virus patients occupied.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 27, 2021
Two Tokyo doctors indicted without arrest over toddler's death
The toddler received propofol equivalent to 2.7 times the level appropriate for an adult over about 70 hours.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 22, 2020
Doctors' and nurses' groups in Japan declare medical emergency
In a statement, nine groups called on the government to provide proper assistance to front-line medical workers, and on the public to take thorough steps to prevent infections.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 27, 2020
Ratio of medical staff gives Japan edge against COVID-19, OECD says
The nation is also helped by its better infrastructure, higher numbers of intensive care beds and higher government spending as a proportion of GDP.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 31, 2020
Finding relief from sleepless nights amid COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, sleep deprivation has become a cause for concern among some people as they deal with lifestyle changes such as staying indoors or working from home.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Oct 30, 2020
Medical students in Aichi struggle to get on-site training amid pandemic
Medical departments in universities are having difficulty conducting anatomy classes, clinical rotations and other training for students.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 21, 2020
Six doctors referred to prosecutors over 2014 Tokyo toddler death
The child received propofol equivalent to 2.7 times the level appropriate for an adult over about 70 hours, according to a report by a third-party investigation.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 31, 2020
Demand for online doctors creates $39 billion titan in Japan
M3, which gets about three-quarters of its revenue from Japan, also has units in China, India and France.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 26, 2020
South Korea orders striking doctors back to work amid surge in coronavirus cases
South Korea ordered doctors in the Seoul area to return to work on Wednesday as they began a three-day strike in protest of several government proposals, including one to boost the number of doctors to deal with health crises like the coronavirus.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 15, 2020
Last doctor standing: Pandemic pushes Indian hospital to brink
Guards armed with rifles escort Dr. Kumar Gaurav as he makes the rounds at his hospital on the banks of the Ganges River.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 28, 2020
Terminally ill Kyoto woman left will before her assisted death
The disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, causes gradual paralysis with no fundamental treatments established.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 25, 2020
Sedative found in body of Kyoto ALS patient who sought medically assisted suicide
The drug, which can suppress breathing and lead to death if injected in large quantities, is easily obtained by doctors.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 23, 2020
Two doctors suspected of getting paid to help Kyoto woman die
The two doctors allegedly administered a sedative to the woman at her home in Kyoto in November last year with her consent, investigative sources said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 28, 2020
As world passes 10 million COVID-19 cases, doctors see hope in new treatments and lessons learned
Nearly 30 doctors around the world, from New Orleans to London to Dubai, said in interviews that they feel more prepared should cases surge again in the fall.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 14, 2020
Business at 20% of hospitals in Japan worse due to pandemic, survey shows
The survey of found that some doctors are even considering shutting their facilities permanently because of a decline in outpatients.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 10, 2020
Pediatrician who discovered Kawasaki disease dies at 95
While treatments for Kawasaki disease have been mostly established, its cause has yet to be determined.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 31, 2020
Small clinics on brink as virus-wary patients stay home in Japan
Doctors in these small but vital facilities are calling for government support as patients stay away to avoid the risk of coronavirus infection.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 29, 2020
Blue Impulse flies over Tokyo to thank medical staff in coronavirus battle
During a roughly 20-minute show, the jets circled the capital's downtown areas twice, tracing a figure eight.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
May 29, 2020
Front-line health care workers in Japan face discrimination over coronavirus
Cases included being told by family members not to come home, being shunned by staff from other wards and being subjected to abuse when making house calls.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan