A frank conversation is needed on euthanasia

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Nov 21, 2020

A frank conversation is needed on euthanasia

by Philip Brasor

In October, New Zealand voters approved a referendum proposal to legalize medically assisted suicide, thus joining a small group of countries and territories that allow euthanasia under specific circumstances. The proposal sprang from a lawsuit brought by a lawyer dying from a brain tumor, ...

Death: We all have to go sometime

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Jul 29, 2017

Death: We all have to go sometime

by Michael Hoffman

"In Japan today, talking about death is taboo," Kobe University medical professor Yoshiyuki Kizawa told the Asahi Shimbun earlier this month. It is remarkable that this should be so. Japan of all nations should be primed for such a discussion. Its traditional culture is breathtakingly ...