Tag - drugs



Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / FOCUS
Jun 20, 2014
Insurers balk at cost as gene tests unlock medical mysteries
Aimee Robeson just wants an answer.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / ANALYSIS
Jun 20, 2014
U.S. scientists brace for 'marijuana meltdown' as laws ease
The only marijuana available for research in the U.S. is locked down by federal regulators who are more focused on studies to keep people off the drug than helping researchers learn how it might be beneficial.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 19, 2014
Under hypnosis, singer warbles through throat surgery to protect vocal cords
A professional singer said she sang through a throat surgery carried out under hypnosis in France to ensure that doctors did not harm her vocal cords.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 17, 2014
Toronto mayor's saga to be a musical
In case anyone has missed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's scandalous confessions, expletive-laden videos and Jimmy Kimmel appearances over the past year, a new theatrical production is bringing his honor's story to the musical stage.
Japan Times
Jun 14, 2014
Taliban shifting from religious group to criminal enterprise: U.N.
The Taliban's reliance on extortion and kidnappings, along with narcotics and illegal mining operations, is transforming it from a group driven by religious ideology into a criminal enterprise hungry for profit, U.N. sanctions monitors said in a new report.
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2014
Canada's cannabis growers see multibillion-dollar market in weed
By unlocking the once-obscure medical marijuana market, Canada has created a fast-growing, profitable and federally regulated industry with a distinct appeal to the more daring global investor.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 8, 2014
Japan, U.S. to help ASEAN boost anti-cybercrime skills
Japan and the United States plan to boost the technical abilities of the 10 members of ASEAN to investigate cybercrimes, government sources reveal.
May 27, 2014
Forget drugs, monotony is the real threat to Japan's music industry
Japan has a drug problem. Everywhere you look — from the creepy, teen-host-club pop of Sexy Zone to the soft-rock balladry of Ikimono Gakari — children are being exposed to music that has been made with no obvious influence from drugs whatsoever.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / FOCUS
May 23, 2014
Is Mideast xenophobia stalling cure for MERS virus?
In a north London laboratory one Saturday in September 2012, an email arrived from a team of virologists in the Netherlands that spooked even some of the world's most seasoned virus handlers.
Apr 30, 2014
Risky medical deregulation
The government should give up its attempt to introduce mixed medical treatment and instead speed up the process for approving coverage and use of new drugs and medical technologies under the public health insurance system.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Apr 19, 2014
Cannabis: the healing of the nation
Every summer in Hokkaido and northern Honshu, platoons of police and public servants scour the countryside for cannabis.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 17, 2014
Casual pot use among young alters brain's motivation region: study
Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion, researchers have found.
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 4, 2014
'Special K' could treat depression
The party drug ketamine could one day be used to help some people suffering from severe depression, according to British scientists who gave infusions of the narcotic, nicknamed "Special K," to patients.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Mar 13, 2014
Top court case highlights U.S. rift over sex science
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a religious dispute over the "Obamacare" contraception mandate, advocates on both sides are trying to set the court straight on the science.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Feb 27, 2014
Status as benefactor and folk hero made 'El Chapo' elusive prey
Alfonso Lara says the only person who could keep him safe from crime was the most notorious drug lord in the world.
Feb 11, 2014
U.K. must not be left behind in the global drugs debate
Britain owes it to its own young people to help countries such as Colombia break the stranglehold of the drug lords once and for all, writes Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg,
Jan 24, 2014
Legal U.S. pot won't bring real peace to Mexico
The creeping legalization of marijuana in the U.S. does not spell doom for the Mexican drug cartels. In the final analysis, Mexico doesn't have a drug problem; its institutions are too weak to protect the life, liberty and property of its citizens.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2014
My niece, the drug smuggler
Imagine two New York Jewish women groomed among the stylish and well-educated on opposite shores of Long Island. They meet up in Tokyo for the first time. In a strange twist of fate, they are not sipping tea from fine bone china, as they might have back home. Instead they find themselves seated on opposite...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jan 3, 2014
China denies baby deaths caused by suspect hepatitis B vaccine
China has found that a hepatitis B vaccine produced by a Shenzhen biotechnology company didn't cause the deaths of nine babies who received injections, the national food and drug agency said.
WORLD / Society
Dec 28, 2013
Legalizing pot could save California hundreds of millions every year
A proposed ballot measure that would legalize possession, use, growth and cultivation of marijuana would save the state of California hundreds of millions of dollars a year, according to a summary issued Thursday by the state attorney general's office.


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