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DOCTORS

EDITORIALS
Aug 8, 2018
Fix the difficulties confronting female doctors
The probe into the entrance exam scandal at Tokyo Medical University should shed light on the problems confronting female doctors and promote efforts to resolve them.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 8, 2018
Tokyo Medical University admits subtracting points from repeat male applicants' scores and boosting others to secure donations
Lawyers tasked with investigating Tokyo Medical University's alleged discrimination against female prospective students said Tuesday that they have confirmed the practice occurred, and criticized the actions taken by the institution.
EDITORIALS
Aug 4, 2018
Doctored entrance exam scores
Instead of seeking to restrict opportunities for women to pursue a career in medicine, it makes more sense to remove the hurdles that female doctors face in their work environment.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
May 14, 2018
Planned cut in doctors' overtime hours worries Japan's rural hospitals
As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration pushes to pass labor reform bills in the current Diet session, many major hospitals in the Chubu region are concerned that the bills, which include a cap on the working hours of doctors, could lead to a deterioration in medical services in rural regions.
EDITORIALS
Apr 15, 2018
Training and certifying medical specialists
A system has been launched to certify medical specialists under a common set of standards. Hopefully, it won't drain too many doctors from general practice or concentrate too many specialists in big cities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 23, 2018
Survey shows end-of-life care planning still limited in Japan
A majority of people in Japan favor making formal plans about the health care they would like to receive at the end of their lives, but only a small proportion have actually done so, a health ministry survey showed Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Nov 22, 2017
Shimane program taps seasoned doctors to train fresh medical school graduates
A group of veteran doctors in private practice in southwestern Japan will launch a training program for young doctors currently working at general hospitals across the country.
EDITORIALS
Oct 7, 2017
20 years of organ transplants
Two decades have passed since the Organ Transplant Law took force, yet Japan carries out far fewer transplant operations than many other countries.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 28, 2017
'Flying doctors' unveil special aircraft that can reach disaster areas in Japan and nearby countries
A team of "flying doctors" providing emergency care in disaster areas showed off its specially adapted aircraft on Thursday at Saga airport.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 19, 2017
Interest in mountain medicine growing in Japan amid trekking boom, surge in accidents
Japan has seen an increasing number of mountaineering accidents amid the boom in alpine trekking, with many victims in their 50s and 60s.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / SENTAKU MAGAZINE
Jun 27, 2017
Vested interests behind dearth of rural doctors
Many younger doctors want to practice medicine in rural areas, but vested interests are preventing them from going.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: TECH
Mar 18, 2017
Spring improvements: Learn to program, exercise for charity and then pour the perfect beer
Ways to build a better understanding of coding
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 19, 2017
Japan's health care system edges foreign care in expat survey
Just over half of non-Japanese residents feel Japan's health care system is generally better than that in their home countries, a trend particularly pronounced among U.S. citizens, with 3 out of 4 rating it more highly, an informal Japan Times survey has found.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 19, 2017
Japanese offer mixed views of foreign health care
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Jun 6, 2016
Aichi hospital partners with IT firm in first for air ambulance training
Aichi Medical University Hospital has partnered with an IT firm to develop software designed to better train air ambulance crews.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 13, 2016
Physician-turned-politician works to bring doctors to rural Japan
Tomonori Kiyoyama, 34, was once a promising, elite physician. A graduate of the prestigious University of Tokyo's medical school, he also studied in the United States. But he turned to politics five years ago and is now using that platform to try to attract more doctors to his hometown in Miyazaki.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 20, 2016
First GID doctors certified in Japan
The Japanese Society of Gender Identity Disorder certified its first group of GID specialist doctors to ensure patients receive proper medical treatment.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 16, 2016
Medical industry signals interest in telemedicine
Nurse Sayaka Yamasaki, 37, drives her car down a narrow road to visit an elderly patient who lives alone in the mountains of Shikoku.

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