World / Science & Health Jan 9, 2020

U.S. won't yet ban exports of bomb-grade uranium

The U.S. Energy Department has waived a ban on licenses for the export of weapons-grade uranium for making medical isotopes, a move that critics said raises proliferation risks and undermines companies that are converting to safer materials. Highly enriched uranium (HEU) is commonly used to ...

Tokyo Fire Department releases criteria for halting resuscitation

National Dec 16, 2019

Tokyo Fire Department releases criteria for halting resuscitation

The Tokyo Fire Department introduced on Monday criteria for stopping resuscitative efforts for patients in the terminal phase of illness. Until now the department had no clear guidance for how ambulance workers should respond if they are asked to stop resuscitative efforts. The new criteria call ...

Asahi Kasei to acquire U.S. drugmaker

Business / Corporate Nov 26, 2019

Asahi Kasei to acquire U.S. drugmaker

Major chemical maker Asahi Kasei Corp. has said it will purchase Veloxis Pharmaceuticals Inc. of the U.S. by February. The acquisition price will come to some ¥143.2 billion. Through the purchase of the U.S. drugmaker, Asahi Kasei hopes to establish a business foundation in the growing ...